1400 North 14th Street, 12th Floor
Arlington, VA 22209
The Upper Midwest CoP brings together the most forward thinking and respected design, construction, and supply chain and professionals in our in region.
Through effective lean leadership we are creating a “buzz” within our community, an excitement, an infectious desire far beyond our core group for a sustainable local lean culture. We are creating a rising tide that will lift all the boats in our local construction community.
The best way to get involved is to come to our monthly Lean Coffee events that are on the second Thursday of each month! There is no cost, all are welcome, and no previous lean experience is necessary. For more information about the Upper Midwest CoP please contact me, Dave Rahe, at email@example.com.
Our dedicated core group members include:
We look forward to seeing your soon! Should you have any questions about our group, please feel free to reach out to Dave Rahe at firstname.lastname@example.org or another core group member listed above.
Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront
71 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Design Community – your involvement in the beginning of the project planning process is crucial to saving the team from delivering projects late and with less value. This is also where Lean in design can help! Lean methodologies are helping design and construction companies in the U.S. and around the world become more efficient while increasing client satisfaction, cutting costs and eliminating re-work.
The 2018 Lean in Design Forum will address common struggles LCI members encounter such as:
The annual 2018 LCI/P2SL/AIA Lean in Design Forum is the event where designers come together to learn about and advance Lean methodologies. Industry-leading design practitioners will present on how Lean techniques free up time for creative decision-making and innovative problem-solving on current topics affecting the design community.
2018 Lean in Design Forum attendees will find immense value in:
Join design colleagues at this year’s Lean in Design Forum in Chicago – the must-attend design industry event!
For questions about Design Forum programming, please contact Joan Piccariello, Director of Program Development, at email@example.com
Interested in getting your company’s name in front of the leaders in Lean design? Become a Lean in Design Forum Sponsor or Exhibitor*!
Contact Ilene Goldberg, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
* Limited number of exhibit tables available!
This conference provides a forum for owners who are implementing Lean in their organizations to connect with other similar Owners. We are focused on connecting and educating those on their Lean journey. The conference will be a series of owner panels with facilitated discussion to follow each.
LCI Owner’s Committee: Bill Seed (Jackson Health System); Al Manshum (Advocate Health); Scott Nelson (Advocate Health); Mike Mayra (General Motors); Victor Sanvido (LCI); Mike Staun (Procter & Gamble); John Bechtel (PSU); Digby Christian (Sutter Health).
Join us for a Lean Coffee to learn and support each other in our Lean endeavors! Take part in an 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.
Participants from cross functional roles as designers, constructors, owners, trades partners, and associations propose discussion topics around any subject about which they want to learn – THERE ARE NO IRRELEVANT DISCUSSION TOPICS! 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.