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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 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

LCI Michigan Community of Practice UPCOMING Events

Lean Coffee- February 2018– (Michigan CoP)
Feb 16 @ 7:45 am – 8:45 am

LCI Michigan Community of Practice


Lean Coffee

Date: Friday, February 16, 2018

Time: 7:45 am to 8:45 am


Barton Malow Comopany

26500 American Drive 

Southfield, Michigan 48034

(on-site parking is available)

In partnership with the Michigan Lean Consortium
(MLC), the Lean Construction Institute’s Michigan CoP is offering the following
opportunity to network and share experiences with Lean practitioners from
across Southeast Michigan. There is no cost to participate, but advance
registration is required. Participants should come prepared with implementation
challenges that they are eager to discuss.

What are the benefits? 

  • Leverage our membership
    knowledge base 
  • Focus on implementation of Lean
  • Opportunity to network 
  • Share best practices 
  • Stay connected with other Lean


  • 7:30 – 7:45 Arrival/Grab a cup
    (please note that building access is not available prior to 7:30 AM) 
  • 7:45 – 8:00 Session starts with
    brief announcements and introductions 
  • 8:00 – 8:45 LEAN Coffee
  • 8:45 Closeout/Wrap up – LEAN
    Coffee ends 
  • 8:45 – 9:00 Optional networking
    period and building tour 9:00 Session ends

This LEAN Coffee event will be hosted by Barton Malow Company
and facilitated by Brad Hanpeter.   Brad is currently a Senior
Corporate Strategy Manager at Barton Malow Company in Southfield, Michigan
responsible for process improvement and Lean. Prior to transitioning to the
commercial construction industry, Brad spent the majority of his career with
Masco Corporation where he leads the development and deployment of the
practices, processes, tools, and capabilities that supported Masco’s Lean and
Quality functions worldwide. Before joining Masco, Brad was a partner with an
international manufacturing consulting firm and started his career at the
General Electric Company. Brad has a Bachelor of Science degree in Operations
Research from Cornell University and a Master’s degree in Business
Administration from the University of Michigan.

Registration is free – Click Here to register

Michigan LCI participants please use the
following code to register 43W30FS1 

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