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​​​​​​​​​​​​CENTRAL COAST LEAN SUMMIT - San Luis Obispo, CA - April 29-30, 2019

Get to the premier Central Coast Lean event of the year at Cal Poly SLO. Eric Olsen and his team host their annual Lean Summit on April 29-30. Click here to register and for more information.

Message from the Chair

At the end of April, check out the Central Coast Lean Summit here.

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.​ This workshop is limited to 24 people.

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.

On June 27, nVent, Inc. will host a Lean Sharing Event in conjunction with the AME San Diego Consortium and the So Cal Lean Network. This is a must-attend event for Lean Thinkers!

There are new job postings on the Jobs & Resumes page.​ Teledyne Impulse San Diego is looking for a 1st shift Production Supervisor and Antcom in Torrance needs a Senior Operations Manager with Lean Experience.

Current Events

​​​​​​​​​​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.

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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.

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

Master Black Belt

So Cal Lean Network Chair


June 27, 2019 

Join us for a Lean Sharing Event at nVent (formerly Pentair). nVent has an amazing business system and really demonstrates formal Hoshin Planning / Strategy Deployment from the boardroom to the shop floor. In this morning event, you will see great visuals, flow, kanban, kaizen, SMED and much more. To register for this event or for more information, click here.


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