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January 24, 2018 

Illumina will be opening their site to a tour for the AME San Diego Consortium and the SCLN on January 24th, 2019. The tour will be from approximately 8:30 - 11:30 am. There is substantial walking on this tour due to the size of the Illumina campus. Please wear appropriate footwear. To learn more and to register click here

​​​​​​​​​​JAPAN STUDY TRIP - With AME Director, Consortium Facilitator in the Bay Area - Katie Anderson

May 12–18, 2019

If you’re ready to take your understanding of operational excellence to the next level, there’s no experience quite like going to the source and learning from Japanese organizations that have been practicing the Kaizen philosophy for decades. The Japan Lean Study Trip is a high-value opportunity to go see and learn from passionate leaders in the birthplace the Toyota Production System. Visit their organizations and hear they have developed cultures of respect and improvement in their organizations To register for the event or learn more, click here.

Message from the Chair

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Many thanks to Steve Knapp and the City of Chula Vista's Fleet Service Center for a great tour of their operations! To see the slide show from the tour click here.

Our first event of 2019 is at Illumina on January 24th. Our second event will be DJO Global on February 5th at their Vista Manufacturing Center. To register or to learn more, check out the  Current SCLN Events descriptions below.

​​A Japan Study Trip is now open for registration with Katie Anderson of AME in the Bay Area. See CURRENT EVENTS below for more. SDSU Professional Certificate in Lean Enterprise starts in March 2019. Both UCSD and USD are offering Lean / Six Sigma Green and Black Belt programs starting in January 2019. Click here to go to the Training and Education page.

There are excellent open positions at Quidel,Teledyne Impulse and Chef Works. We have 5 Job Seekers looking to land roles at local companies. To see more about these jobs and resumes, go to the Jobs & Resumes page by clicking here.

Current SCLN Events

​​​​​​​​​​SO CAL LEAN NETWORK TOUR - DJO Global Vista Mfg Center

February 5th, 2019 

We have a lean sharing event scheduled for February 5th with DJO Global at their Vista Manufacturing Center. The Vista site was a Shingo Prize recipient, and IndustryWeek Best Plant winner and an AME Excellence Award winning site two times!!! Come see the great work that has been done by Marta Hawkins and her team to drive Lean, Culture and engagement. To register for the event in partnership with the AME San Diego Consortium, click here.

Jerry M. Wright, PE, MBA

Lean Gold Certified

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

So Cal Lean Network Chair



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