Michigan

LCI Michigan Community of Practice

Welcome to the Michigan Community of Practice (CoP) website! The LCI Michigan Community of Practice is forming to create an environment where owners, designers, contractors, suppliers, academics and industry organizations can connect, share, learn, and explore Lean principles and processes. Our CoP is a group of Lean practitioners and enthusiasts at various levels of experience and a wide range of expertise with a common interest around improving our industry and the delivery of value to our Owners and community.

The best way to get involved is to come to our Lean Coffee events. A Lean Coffee is an open forum where participants can ask any type of question about Lean and there is open discussion between their peers on that question. There is no cost, all are welcome, and no previous lean experience is necessary. Please send an email with your complete contact information to LCIMichiganCoP@gmail.com to introduce yourself and get on the mailing list.

Leader — Tim VanAntwerp
Vice Leader — Jeff Creighton
Events Leader — Samir Emdanat
Membership — Tom Polyzois (248) 520-8128
For questions or comments about this CoP
please email LCIMichiganCoP@gmail.com

 

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LCI Michigan Community of Practice UPCOMING Events

Jul
31
Fri
What is Lean / Eliminating 8 Wastes- (Michigan CoP) @ Virtual Meeting
Jul 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

This will be the first in a series of presentations to help kick off your lean journey or enhance your current knowledge. After this presentation, you will be able to explain what Lean is, the benefits, and how to identify the 8 types of waste.
Basic Agenda for each session:

  • Intro MI CoP (The session will be open starting at 10:50 am to handle any tech difficulties and introductions)
  • Request participants to enter their Name, Company, & Lean Experience in the Chatbox
  • Content with Discussion
  • Call to Action
  • Note Future Sessions
  • Plus/Delta (the presenter will remain after the time allotted to ensure all questions are answered)The following presentations in the series will be sent out as separate invites.
  • 5S/Visual Management
  •  Last Planner
  • PPMOF – Prefabrication, Preassembly, Modularization, and Off-Site Fabrication
  •  Big Room/Target Value Delivery
  •  A3 Thinking
  •  Kaizen/Deployment Methodology

Speaker: Brad Hanpeter, Operational Excellence Leader

Brad has more than 30 years of experience in leading teams to drive results using process excellence, continuous improvement and lean systems within an organization. His broad base of experience includes leadership of lean/quality teams in the design and implementation of process solutions. He is an active member of the Michigan Lean Consortium and a certified Six Sigma Green Belt from the Juran Institute.

UPCOMING National LCI Events

Jul
16
Thu
WEBINAR: Kaizen – Continuous Improvement for Design & Construction
Jul 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Call it Kaizen, continuous improvement, or operational excellence, we all want to be better and better at what we do. That may be with our crews in the field, how we execute projects, our design teams, or the everyday processes we use to operate our organization. In this webinar you will learn:

 

  • What is “kaizen” and how it is different from “innovation”
  • Why process-oriented thinking, central to all lean thinking, is critical to continuous improvement
  • How to generate and capture ideas for improvement
  • How to turn those ideas in to standard processes that can benefit your projects and your organization
  • Why a focus on people delivers better results than a focus on results
  • What is Value Stream Mapping and simple ways to start mapping now
  • How to turn “lessons learned” in to “improved processes”

 

What you learn can be put to use right away. While becoming a continuously improving organization takes time, with every step you, your teams, and your organization will benefit.

Aug
6
Thu
WEBINAR: Lean in the Design Phase
Aug 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Design professionals want to know how they can improve client outcomes while maximizing design excellence. Participants in the Lean in the Design Phase webinar will gain insight to Lean approaches and tools relative to the design phase of project delivery.  They will understand how Lean supports optimizing team communication, collaboration and results by connecting people, principles, and practices. Participants will be exposed to how Lean processes such as Target Value Delivery, set-based design, and the Last Planner System® in Design can be applied.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain overview understanding of Lean as relative to the design phase.
  • Learn how Lean tools and processes eliminate waste and support higher productivity.
  • Learn how the Lean Operating System enables design solutions that respond to the Owner’s values.
  • Learn how teams organize, operate in a collaborative setting and communicate resulting in more effective project delivery.
Aug
14
Fri
Conversations With Coaches @ Zoom Meeting
Aug 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us for a 60-minute virtual CoP experience to engage deeply with independent Lean Coaches in a collaborative discussion.
Come with your most vexing Lean implementation or project problems and get expert advice. We will utilize breakouts to discuss topics in small groups, each led by a coach.

The Zoom link for attendance will be included with your registration confirmation email.

This is going to be a fun and interactive session and so we are capping attendance at 50! As well, joining from your mobile device may be frustrating. For that reason, we are only allowing attendees to join from your computer. We also ask that everyone #turnyourcameraon and come ready to actively participate! It will enrich the experience for all participants.

Aug
27
Thu
WEBINAR: Gemba Walks For Construction @ GoToWebinar
Aug 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Construction teams looking to improve the value being produced by workers and to create safer working environments conduct Gemba Walks.  In the Gemba Walks For Construction course, participants will gain insight to the what, why and how to successfully implement this method to support their projects.  This course is important to developing a positive continuous improvement mindset on your projects. 

 

Learning Objectives:

1. Gain an understanding of the definitions of Gemba and Gemba Walks: “The What.”

2. Identify the purpose and roles related to conducting a Gemba Walk: “The Why.”

3. Discover the process of conducting a Gemba Walk including key guiding questions: “The How.”

4. Gain insight through real-project examples of Gemba Walks and the resulting improvements.

Oct
19
Mon
22nd Annual Congress @ A Virtual Conference
Oct 19 @ 9:45 am – Oct 23 @ 1:00 pm

Discover the presentations that mean the most to your Lean journey with five tracks built around the overarching theme of The ABCs of Lean: Transformation through Actions, Best Practices and Coaching:

  • Transforming Behavior & Culture
    Lean isn’t just about tools and processes, but rather effective ways to approach challenges. New thinking leads to Lean behaviors and creates a culture of continuous improvement and respect for others. This track will explore how coaching can drive sustained behavioral change and the techniques and best practices that have demonstrated positive results.
  • Transforming Preconstruction & Design
    Architects, engineers and trade partners face unique challenges when asked to collaborate during pre-construction. This track will investigate the challenges have been addressed by applying Lean throughout the project planning and design phases to maximize value and reduce waste.
  • Transforming Procurement & Production
    As speed to market demand continues to drive pressure for quicker turnover of projects, more effective procurement, and transformational supply chain management is needed. This track will cover the actions, best practices and coaching methods that are being used to explore and solve delivery challenges and increase productivity through Lean design and construction.
  • Transforming Construction Support & Planning
    Construction support and planning tools create better information flow and transparency. Together, we will discuss how utilizing tools such as visual communication, project onboarding processes, the Last Planner System ®, etc. have transformed projects and outline what obstacles these tools have helped resolve. Attendees will share how they have coached or have been coached to leverage construction support and planning tools to achieve Lean transformation.
  • Transforming Field Execution & Safety
    Optimizing field efficiency and effectiveness through safe practices should be the number one goal of all Lean organizations. This track will cover the actions, best practices, or coaching techniques have been implemented to transform the field or safety on various projects.

 

LCIs Michigan Community of Practice PAST Events

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April 16, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
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Lean Coffee – (Michigan CoP)

January 24, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am
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A Rapid Fire of Lean Victories (Michigan CoP)

November 1, 2019 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) Workshop (Michigan CoP)

September 19, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Journey to Implement Last Planner® Across an Enterprise (Michigan CoP)

August 29, 2019 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
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A Lean Coffee – (Michigan CoP)

August 23, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Introduction to Last Planner® -” Villego” Training Event (Michigan CoP)

July 12, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 3:00 pm
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A Lean Coffee – (Michigan CoP)

June 21, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee – (Michigan CoP)

May 31, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am
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Introduction to Lean Project Delivery (Michigan CoP)

April 5, 2019 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
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A Lean Coffee – (Michigan CoP)

March 22, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am
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A Lean Coffee – (Michigan CoP)

February 22, 2019 @ 7:45 am – 8:45 am
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Lean/IPD in Action-MSU School Pavilion – (Michigan CoP)

November 30, 2018 @ 7:45 am – 11:30 am
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A Lean Coffee (Michigan CoP)

November 2, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am
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Rapid Fire Construction Prefabrication Symposium (Michigan CoP)

September 21, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am
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Lean Coffee & Virtual Design & Construction Panel Discussion @ Stantec (Michigan CoP)

July 13, 2018 @ 7:45 am – 8:45 am
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A Lean Coffee (Michigan CoP)

June 15, 2018 @ 7:45 am – 8:45 am
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The Business Case for Lean (Michigan CoP)

April 20, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am
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The Last Planner System®- Villego Training Event (Michigan CoP)

May 31, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 2:00 pm
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A Lean Coffee Michigan CoP)

March 23, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Lean Coffee- February 2018– (Michigan CoP)

February 16, 2018 @ 7:45 am – 8:45 am
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Pop up Dojo-Developing Lean Leadership at your Workplace (Michigan CoP)

October 25, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Lean/IPD In Action – MSU Business School Pavilion (Michigan CoP)

November 10, 2017 @ 7:45 am – 11:30 am
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Introduction to Last Planner – Villego Training Event (Michigan CoP)

September 21, 2017 @ 7:30 am – 2:00 pm
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The Business Case for Lean (Michigan CoP)

July 13, 2017 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
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Lean Construction Unit 5: Lean Supply Chain and Assembly

December 2, 2014
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Lean Construction Unit 4: The Last Planner System®

November 11, 2014
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Lean Construction Unit 3: Lean Workstructuring

November 11, 2014
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Lean Construction Unit 2: Pull In Production

October 14, 2014
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Lean Construction Unit 1: Variation in Production Systems

October 14, 2014
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