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Conferences, Future and Recent


The W. Edwards Deming Institute

This has to be the best title for a seminar ever:

How to Create Unethical, Ineffective Organizations That Go Out of Business
(Many Organizations Do It, But Do You Know How You Do It?)

The Deming Institute workshop is in Colorado Springs in May, see the link above.


The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) is having their annual conference in Toronto October 20 through 24. I'm hoping to attend and I assume a bunch


The folks who organize the Lean Accounting Summit and the upcoming TWI Summit are also now doing a “Lean & Green Summit” to be held in July. Wouldn't the ultimate “green” summit be a web-only event that didn't require people to burn fossil fuels to get there?


Did anyone attend the Shingo Prize awards and conference this past week in Dallas? I was unable to attend, unfortunately, even though it was in my backyard since I was out of town for work meetings all week. I would have tried to do a Lean Blog gathering had I been here. Who has a report on how things went?

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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and speaker who has worked in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. His most recent book is the anthology Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also the VP of Improvement & Innovation Services for the technology company KaiNexus. He is currently writing his next book, tentatively titled Measures of Success.

  1. Mike T. says

    Reliable Plant magazine hosts “Lean, Reliable and Lubed” in Nashville, TN. The dates are May 20-22. I don’t know how many years they’ve hosted it.

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