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Jerry M. Wright, PE, MBA, LGC, LSSBB

Master Black Belt

So Cal Lean Network Chair


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May 2, 2019 

Join us for a 1-day workshop at DJO Global's Vista Manufacturing Center. Learn how to utilize the Toyota's cellular design principles to create one-item flow production cells. Toyota has been using this method for decades to make the most efficient use of their teams in producing subassemblies and finished products. Learn the key elements to make work flow and reduce waste in your lines or cells. Workshop includes walking through multiple cells at DJO Global that employ this design method. Workshop leader will be Jerry M. Wright. For more information and to register, click here.

​​​​​​​​​​AME TOYOTA KATA WORKSHOP - Costco Optical Lab, National City, CA

May 22-23, 2019 

Join us for a 1.5 day workshop at Costco Optical Lab. Learn how to utilize the Toyota kata principles for rapid PDCA improvement cycles. The workshop includes 2 simulations and 1/2 day on the Coaching Kata. Additional focus will be on leadership with Lean and the Kata. Workshop leader will be Jerry M. Wright. To register for this event or for more information, click here.

​​​​​​​​​​​​AME SAN DIEGO CONSORTIUM AND SCLN LEAN SHARING EVENT - Resideo Technologies (formerly Honeywell), San Diego, CA - April 11, 2019

Join us for a morning Lean Sharing Event at Resideo Technologies in San Diego on April 11th, 2019. Resideo used to be a Honeywell business and is now under a new name. Learn about their excellent Leader Standard Work process, casting, machining and much more. Click here to register and for more information.


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This hands-on workshop focuses on lean fundamentals to help participants quickly learn and apply lean tools and methods. Attendees will participate with host company employees at Solar Turbines to implement small kaizens that day. Workshop takeaways include Lean and Kaizen, the eight wastes and their countermeasures, 7S, Visual Management, Kanban, set-up reduction, one-piece flow, standard work, team improvement exercises, and more! Workshop leaders are Jerry Wright and Ken Rolfes. Click here to register.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​There is a 1-day Lean Boot Camp at Consortium company, Solar Turbines on March 21st in Kearney Mesa. The event is geared toward those learning Lean and working on kaizen and team problem solving. Workshop leaders are Ken Rolfes and Jerry Wright.

Resideo Technologies, formerly a Honeywell division, is opening their doors for a Lean Sharing Event on April 11th. See great leader standard work, casting, machining and more on this morning event.

On May 2nd, DJO Global'sVista Manufacturing Center will be hosting a 1-day Toyota Cellular Design workshop in conjunction with AME. Workshop information is in the Current Events section this page.

On May 22-23, Costco Optical Lab in National City will be hosting a 1.5 day Toyota Kata nd Leadership Workshop in conjunction with the AME San Diego Consortium. See the details this page for more info.​