June 22, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Maryland MEP
8894 Stanford Blvd #304
Columbia, MD 21045


LCI DC Metro and Baltimore Community of Practice


DC/Baltimore: Joint Regional Lean Coffee

This will be a joint Lean Coffee bringing together the DC and Baltimore regions to learn and support each other in our Lean endeavors! Hosted by the Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). MD MEP is focused on growing and strengthening Maryland Manufacturers by providing high quality resources and services to help companies increase profits, improve processes, promote continuous improvements and build their people.

What is Lean Coffee?
Open conversation in a safe, small and low-pressure environment about the topics that are relevant to our Lean community. We want to hear about the problems you are solving, the issues you want to solve, and lessons you’ve learned on your Lean Journey. No previous Lean experience is required. Each proposer takes 15 to 30 seconds to pitch their topic, written on a sticky note, to the group. Once all topics have been pitched, voting begins to establish a priority for discussing the topics. Topics are then ordered from highest to lowest votes and examined accordingly. Participants will receive 8 minutes of time to discuss the topic. After 8 minutes there will be a ‘thumbs up/ thumbs down’ to decide whether or not the discussion should continue. Thumbs up equals 4 more minutes on the clock. This happens until it is agreed that the topic has been discussed to satisfaction. Takeaways are considered and then the topic with the next largest amount of votes is addressed. Come as you are and be ready to learn.
Attendance is free of charge.

Coffee will be provided

Parking Information: Plenty of parking is available, However finding the building can be tricky. Please refer to the direction below:

From the circle on Stanford Blvd.,drive back and turn right just before the Courtyard Marriot. Continue past the Stanford Grill, which will be on your left. Drive around the Stanford Grill parking lot and you will arrive at 8894 Stanford Blvd. MD MEP office is located on the 3rd floor, suite 304.