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Upper Midwest

LCI Upper Midwest Community of Practice

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 dave.rahe@weitz.com.

Our dedicated core group members include:

  • Dave Rahe (Chair), The Weitz Company
  • Perry Thompson (Vice Chair), Parsons Electric
  • Kyle Woody, Kraus Anderson
  • Eli Mastin, Mortenson
  • Charlie McGough, McGough
  • Kelley Buckentine, Opus

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 dave.rahe@weitz.com or another core group member listed above.

UPCOMING National LCI Events

May
30
Wed
2018 LEAN IN DESIGN FORUM @ Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront
May 30 – May 31 all-day

Connect to the Industry Through Partner Investment

Lean in Design Forum — May 30-31, 2018

Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront
71 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Telephone: 312-346-7100
www.wyndhamgrandchicagoriverfront.com

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:

  • Transforming a firm’s culture holistically
  • Implementing Last Planner® System in design effectively
  • Making sound decisions collaboratively
  • Onboarding team members consistently

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:

  • Presentations by experienced Lean practitioners
  • Interactive learning roundtables
  • Lean in design phase educational sessions
  • Networking among Lean practitioners with passion for collaboration, creativity and efficient project delivery.

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 joanp@leanconstruction.org


Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities

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, igoldberg@leanconstruction.org, for more information.

* Limited number of exhibit tables available!



2017 Lean in design practice

2017 Lean in design practice

2017 Target Value Delivery

2017 Target Value Delivery

View 2017 Lean in Design Forum photos from last year’s event!

Jun
27
Wed
Owner Forum 2018 @ Jackson Health System
Jun 27 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

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).

Oct
15
Mon
SAVE THE DATE
20th LCI CONGRESS
Oct 15 – Oct 19 all-day
Oct
14
Mon
SAVE THE DATE
21st LCI CONGRESS
Oct 14 – Oct 18 all-day

LCI Upper Midwest Community of Practice UPCOMING Events

Jun
14
Thu
A Lean Coffee (Upper Midwest CoP) @ RJM Construction
Jun 14 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

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LCI Upper Midwest Community of Practice

presents

A Lean Coffee


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.

LCIs Upper Midwest Community of Practice PAST Events

Upper Midwest IPD Forum (Upper Midwest CoP)

May 17, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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A Lean Coffee (Upper Midwest CoP)

May 10, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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John Pemberton – A Case for Lean Construction (Upper Midwest CoP)

April 18, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Lean Coffee – January 2018 (Upper Midwest CoP)

January 11, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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Lean Coffee – February 2018 (Upper Midwest CoP)

February 8, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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The Mindset of an Effective Big Room (Upper Midwest CoP)

September 21, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Lean Design Workshop (Upper Midwest CoP)

June 22, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Parson Electric’s Lean Ready! Event (Upper Midwest CoP)

March 23, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
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Lean Coffee – OCTOBER (Upper Midwest CoP)

October 12, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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Lean Coffee – SEPTEMBER (Upper Midwest CoP)

September 14, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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Lean Coffee – AUGUST (Upper Midwest CoP)

August 10, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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Lean Coffee – JULY (Upper Midwest CoP)

July 13, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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Lean Coffee – JUNE (Upper Midwest CoP)

June 8, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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Lean Coffee – MAY (Upper Midwest CoP)

May 11, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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Lean Coffee – April (Upper Midwest CoP)

April 13, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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Lean Coffee – DECEMBER (Upper Midwest CoP)

December 14, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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Lean Coffee – NOVEMBER (Upper Midwest CoP)

November 16, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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Lean Coffee – March (Upper Midwest CoP)

March 9, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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Lean Coffee – February (Upper Midwest CoP)

February 9, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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Lean Coffee – January17 (Upper Midwest CoP)

January 12, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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Lean Coffee – September (Upper Midwest CoP)

September 8, 2016 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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Lean Coffee – August

August 11, 2016 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am
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