Hub Huddle: Introduction to Lean

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Name: Hub Huddle: Introduction to Lean
Date: May 11, 2018
Time: 6:30 AM - 8:00 AM CDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
Hub Huddles are an opportunity for manufacturing leaders to share, on a peer-to-peer basis, best practices for growth and strategies to overcoming challenges.
Introduction to Lean
Presented by Marc Schneider, Project Manager
Iowa State University CIRAS 

Join us at the next Hub Huddle to learn the building blocks of Lean, which provides tools and processes to eliminate waste from the manufacturing process, in order to efficiency, effectiveness, and profitability.

Attendees will learn how Lean is defined, the type of wastes Lean looks to address, and how to define if an activity is value-adding to their organization.  Marc will also discuss how to define a problem and the toolkit of Lean techniques available to address these problems and basic methodology.  The attendee will walk away with a good understanding of high level Lean concepts and prepare them for more in-depth learning on specific Lean tools.

About the speaker:
Marc has over 29 years' experience in managing multi-national and local operating and professional workforces in North America, Australia, South-East Asia, Hong Kong, Korea, and China. This includes profit and loss management, implementation of inventory, warehouse, transportation and supply chain management systems and design of transport networks, warehouse layouts, Lean process flows and domestic and international supply chains.  His experience includes project management experience with facility sale and leaseback, mergers & acquisitions, company integrations, system deployments, facility start-up, Lean implementation and logistics programs. His experience spans multiple industries including supporting computer/high-tech, industrial goods, aerospace, automotive, construction equipment, fast-moving consumer goods, apparel, and wine & spirits industries.
Marc has a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Transportation & Logistics and a minor in Economics from Iowa State University, and a Master of Business Administration in Global Business Practices from San Jose State University.  Marc has been supporting companies in Iowa via CIRAS since 2011.
Time will be provided for Q & A and networking with other attendees.
This event is free to attend. Please register at or by calling 563.823.2676.

This program is presented by the Quad Cities Chamber's Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub and the Defense Industry Adjustment Program. 
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Acknowledgment:This content was prepared as part of the Illinois Defense Industry Adjustment Program, a partnership between the University of Illinois System, the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce, and the Voorhees Center at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC), with financial support from the U.S. Department of Defense, Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA).  It reflects the views of the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce and does not necessarily reflect the views of the OEA. For more information, please visit     
Event Sponsors:
  • Northwest Bank & Trust Company
Quad Cities Chamber - Arconic Room
331 W. 3rd St.
Davenport, IA  52801
Date/Time Information:
Starts: 6:30 AM
Ends: 8:00 AM
Contact Information:
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