The Clallam Economic Development Corporation has announced an opportunity for Clallam County businesses and other organizations, both small and large, to gain LEAN process improvement familiarity.
Entitled “Intro into ‘LEAN’ Thinking: A LEAN Primer,” this “hands-on” learning opportunity will feature process improvement pro Jay Bakst, who brings more than 30 years of experience to the topic of LEAN management, a method Bakst describes an “agile solution for any organization that wants to get things done faster, better and at a lower cost.”
Sponsored by the Clallam Economic Development Corporation in conjunction with the Sequim Chamber of Commerce, this practical skills event takes place Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 1-3 p.m. at the Guy Cole Center, 202 N. Blake Ave., Sequim.
“In our recent EDC-sponsored Town Hall Meetings across Clallam County, we heard from many participants of the need to increase efficiency and productivity, to eliminate waste and to improve customer experience,” explains Bob Schroeter, Clallam County Executive Director. “LEAN Thinking can help us achieve those goals, and allow employees to take ‘ownership’ of process improvement in their own workplace.
“As an adjunct instructor of LEAN, Six Sigma, Project Management and Operations Management at local colleges and universities, Jay Bakst offers a wealth of practical experience and useful ideas designed to bring about the kind of predictable, practical results many of our local businesses and organizations are looking for.”
Bakst was recently named Community Lean Resource for Jefferson County, where he operates a consulting firm, Raviyah Training and Consulting.
“Jay has worked with large corporations such as Boeing and Weyerhaeuser as well as smaller companies such as the Port Townsend Food Co-op, Toland Home Garden and Seattle Cold Storage, providing LEAN coaching, TOC training, Project Management, and operations support,” Schroeter adds.
Space is limited so contact EDC for tickets at $25 per person, or $20 for EDC Members. For more information or tickets, contact Schroeter at 360-827-5075 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.