2011 Tours and Workshops
Pre-conference Tours , 9/29/2011
Pre-conference Workshops, 9/29/2011
Tour of Jack Daniel's Distillery, 9/30/2011
Thursday, September 29th, 2011
Options for lean operations tours will be available for both morning and afternoon sessions. Tentative arrangements have been arranged for:
Tour 1: Boeing Missile Defense Operation
9/29/2011 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
This tour will visit the Aegis Standard Missile 3 Kinetic Warhead Assembly Operation. The tour will highlight the US. Navy’s sea-based missile defense system. The SM3 missile is designed for defense against short- to medium-range ballistic missile threats in the midcourse phase of flight. The SM-3 test program follows the Navy’s philosophy of incrementally increasing capability and reducing risk. This Boeing site is responsible for the warhead guidance unit, ejector, environmental testing and integration. In addition, tour participants will have the opportunity to see excellent lean principles in action at the PAC-3 seeker production facility associated with the patriot missile. NOTE: Proof of US citizenship is required for this tour.
Tour 2: Navistar
Navistar Diesel of Alabama LLC is located in Hunstville, Alabama. With nearly 700,000 sq. ft. (65,000 sq. meters) of production and office space, this plant produces Navistar's line of vee engines, the MaxxForce(R) 5, MaxxForce (R) 7, and 6.4 liter Power Stroke Diesel engine for Ford Motors. Transportation will be provided from the UAH campus.
Guests of conference attendees are welcome to attend the tours ($50) and the welcome reception on Thursday evening, as well as the conference banquet on Friday Sept 30m at Jack Daniel's Distillery (additional fees for guests).
Morning and afernoon workshops will be offered for conference attendees who wish to delve into special topics on a deeper level.
Training Within Industry (TWI) - Overview for Industry & Educators
9/29 /2011 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
The Training Within Industry program contributed significantly to the industrial surge following the USA's entry into WWII. This systematic program for Job Instruction (JI), Job Improvement Methods (JM), and Job Relations (JR) developed skills for training, improving and leading organizations. These same techniques were used to rebuild post-war Japanese indsutry, contributing to Toyota's success. This workshop will cover the histry or the program and an introduction to the J programs offering suggestions for integrating the techniques into both industry and education.
For more information about the program and instructor profile:
2011 TWI Workshop Description
Intro to Lean Engineering using the LEV Teaching Simulation
Dr. Hugh McManus (MIT EdNet); Nicholas Loyd (UAH); Jeff Siniard (UAH)
9/29/2011 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
This workshop introduces Lean Engineering and Product Development using the Lean Enterprise Value (LEV) simulation. This simulation is a powerful teaching tool for both beginning and advanced lean learners. The participants will learn by doing, experiencing the Product Development/Engineering Module of the simulation, associated PD Value Stream Mapping exercises, and a sample of te available lecture materials. Guidance will be provided for those wishing to learn more about Lean Engineering and/or adopt the simulation for their own courses.
For more information about workshop objectives and facilitator profiles:
2011 LEV Workshop Summary
Tour of Jack Daniel's Distillery
The conference committee will host an exciting dinner at The Jack Daniel's Distillery!
Attendees will board the bus at 2PM to depart for Lynchburg, Tennessee, home to the Jack Daniel's Distillery. Participants will tour their facilities and learn how they produce Tennessee Whisky. After the tour, guests will proceed to their hilltop pavillion which overlooks the distillery. There, guests will enjoy a southern barbecue dinner, followed by Lean Educator Entertainment! Registered conference attendees can add a guest for an additional fee.