LCI Update

October 5, 2017

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Words of Wisdom

"As the team transitions from validation to delivering value, it must have a clear understanding of value definition, cost model and target cost, Conditions of Satisfaction (CoS) and owner business case, including objective constraints."
Target Value Delivery: Practitioner Guidebook to Implementation – Current State 2016
Chapt. 4, pg. 35

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October 5th, 2017
Proactively Managing Site Logistics Through Software

October 5th, 2017
Building a Safety Culture: Findings From the Latest Research on Construction Safety From Dodge Data & Analytics


Upcoming Events

October 5th, 2017
Introduction to the Last Planner System®
(Arizona CoP)

October 10th, 2017
A Lean Coffee
(Central Indiana CoP)

October 10th, 2017
The Mindset of an Effective Big Room
(New York State CoP)

October 11th, 2017
A Lean Coffee
(Oklahoma CoP)

October 11th, 2017
Creating Lean Culture – Continuous Improvement Pillar of Lean
(San Antonio CoP)

October 12th, 2017
A Lean Coffee
(Upper Midwest CoP)

October 13th, 2017
A Lean Coffee
(National Capital Region CoP)

October 16th, 2017 to
October 20th, 2017

19th LCI Congress
(Anaheim, CA)

October 20th, 2017
A Lean Coffee
(Ohio Valley CoP)

October 27th, 2017
WEBINAR - Continuous Improvement – Why Care?

November 1st, 2017
A Lean Coffee
(Southern New England CoP)

November 2nd, 2017
A Lean Coffee
(Chicago CoP)

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Keynote Introduction
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Shingo – Discover Excellence training
at LCI Congress

2017 LCI Congress training days are filling fast, but the two-day interactive Shingo – Discover Excellence workshop still has a few seats open. With real-time discussions and an off-site learning at a nearby organization, participants will be able to immediately apply The Shingo Model™, the Guiding Principles and the Three Insights to Enterprise Excellence™ to release the latent potential in their organization and achieve enterprise excellence.

Sign up for Shingo training Oct. 16-17 in Anaheim, Calif., to earn 15 AIA learning units before it’s too late!

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Gain the Owner’s Perspective at
2017 LCI Congress

We are delighted to announce the three panelists who will take the stage for the Owner’s Perspective Panel Thursday morning on Oct. 18 to share their experience implementing Lean in their core business and moving those efforts into construction.

Victor Sanvido, Southland Industries, will moderate the panel discussion between

  • Liz Fikes, Director, Product Supply Engineering – Procter & Gamble,
  • Mandy Hansen, Director of Facilities Planning, Design and Construction at Seattle Children’s Hospital, and
  • Karin Henderson, Executive Director of Strategic Management at Cone Health.

Register for the 2017 LCI Congress core program, Oct. 18-19 to hear their varied experiences leading project teams to better project delivery!

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LCI Corporate Members awarded for efforts
in Lean design and construction

LCI honors Michael Bade, University of California San Francisco (UCSF), and Bevan Mace, Balfour Beatty Construction, for each of their individual contributions in transforming the built environment and their commitment to advancing the implementation of Lean tools and techniques.

Michael, Pioneer Award-winner, and Bevan, 2017 Chairman’s Award-winner, will be recognized on the LCI Congress stage Wednesday, Oct. 18 during the LCI Awards Luncheon.

More on LCI award winners

Planning your Journey to LCI Congress

The 2017 LCI Congress blog is your go-to spot for the need-to-know LCI Congress updates!

How Construction Unions Can Leverage the Lean Advantage Too is a post written by last year’s Congress training day chair, Cindy Menches, IMPACT, and in it she explains how LCI Congress content will cover Lean methods that improve daily work for Construction Union members.

LCI Congress Keynote Opener – Patrick Lencioni gives you insight into the Wednesday morning LCI Congress keynote and which of his books every attendee can download for free at LCI Congress!

LCI Congress Keynote Speaker Liz Fikes Takes Center Stage will summarize Fikes’ vast experience in capital project execution collected during her 23 years with LCI owner member company, Procter & Gamble.

Catch up on the LCI Congress blog

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LCI Education Committee rolls out Target Value Delivery at LCI Congress

In time for a reveal at 2017 LCI Congress, the LCI Education Committee has developed a hands-on learning module for Target Value Delivery (TVD) as a companion to the Target Value Delivery: Practitioner Guidebook to Implementation – Current State 2016. The module will be delivered twice during the Congress Training Days, Oct. 16-17 in Anaheim, Calif., but act quick! The Tuesday TVD module is sold out and the Monday module is nearing capacity.

Register for TVD before it sells out!

The TVD module takes the participant through the experience of implementing TVD approaches for a fun and interactive day that will lead to immediate implementation once the participant returns to his or her organization.

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Thank you, LCI Congress
sponsors and exhibitors!

LCI Congress would not be possible without our sponsors and exhibitors, so LCI and the Congress Planning Team would like to thank each sponsor and exhibitor for supporting the 2017 LCI Congress! Our LCI Congress sponsors make all of our offerings possible for attendees to use as resources for furthering their Lean Journey.

The first opportunity to visit the Exhibit Hall is Tuesday evening at the Exhibitor Sneak Peek reception, starting at 5:00 p.m. If you can’t wait until the reception to browse our exhibitors, each one of our exhibitors had the opportunity to present a webinar about their company and product for LCI. Look at the exhibitor section to view them. When you notice a red asterisk to the left of an exhibitor logo, their webinar is ready to view.

Once again, LCI and the Congress Planning Team would like to thank our 2017 Congress sponsors and exhibitors for working so hard to make this year’s event a success. Please take the time to browse our LCI Congress sponsors and exhibitors listed below and thank them when you see them at the Congress!

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Find an exhibitor webinar!

What if, to become a Lean master,
you simply needed to do your job?

Each 2017 LCI Congress attendee will find a complimentary copy of LCI Special Edition: The Pocket Sensei, written by Hal Macomber and Calayde Davey, in his or her conference bag. Because it can be daunting finding time in your busy schedule for formal training, The Pocket Sensei is designed as a fieldbook for an individual aspiring to lead with Lean initiatives with 40 fundamental principles and practices called “katas.”

Whether you’re a CEO or a fieldworker, you can have a sensei in your pocket giving you the wisdom to practice these techniques that lead to real process and leadership improvement.

Get your copy of The Pocket Sensei at LCI Congress!

Visit the 2017 LCI Congress Community of Practice (CoP) table!

Don’t let your Lean learning end after LCI Congress – stay connected by getting involved in your local Community of Practice! Visit Denise Erminger, LCI, at the CoP table at 2017 LCI Congress to learn how you can get active in your local LCI CoP to begin networking with the Lean practitioners from all stages of their Lean journey!


CoP leads can bring along an informational flyer about the local CoP and/or providing details of upcoming events near them for Denise to display at the CoP table, located in the registration area. Bring a few extra copies if you would like to make them available for handout.

Join your local CoP

Linbeck’s LCI Congress ticket-winning #valuedelivery photo

Photo 1

Linbeck won LCI’s first #valuedelivery Lean photo campaign and received a free ticket to the 2017 LCI Congress core program, Oct. 18-19 in Anaheim, Calif.! Above is the winning photo showing Linbeck’s morning huddle that helps the team identify constraints impacting the weekly work plan and ultimately improves PPC (percent plan complete).

The photo below shows how the trade partners reduced re-work and waste by color coding the sheetrock sequences.

Photo 2

The full collection of LCI corporate members’ #valuedelivery photos are up on LCI’s website! See how 17 LCI corporate members deliver value by using Last Planner System®, Lean People & Processes, and Lean Tools & Technologies on the job with the #valuedelivery photo collection.

See #valuedelivery photos

To participate in the next LCI corporate member engagement campaign, sign up to be a corporate member! If you have questions, contact Ilene Goldberg, Manager, Membership and Corporate Engagement.

Join LCI today!

LCI corporate members rebuild
after Harvey, Irma

There’s a long road to recovery for those in Hurricanes Harvey’s and Irma’s path, but LCI corporate members are stepping up to put people and their local communities first despite limited material availability in some areas and the labor shortage that has swept the industry well before the storms hit.

Gilbane Building Company, McCarthy Building Cos., and Turner Construction are among the members who have sent relief teams for those whose “lives have been turned upside down.”

Daily check-ins were crucial to Turner’s Houston team in determining workers were safe and whether they needed help like food, water and other supplies.

Read about the relief efforts

Hess wins the LCI book bundle for registering for LCI Congress!

Ron Chang, Hess Corporation, was the lucky 2017 LCI Congress registrant to be randomly selected to win the LCI book bundle including:

  • Transforming Design and Construction: A Framework for Change
  • Target Value Design: Introduction, Framework & Current Benchmark
  • Target Value Delivery: Practitioner Guidebook to Implementation – Current State 2016

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Lean in Public Sector (LIPS) Conference 2017

For the first time, LIPS Conference will be in Santiago, Chile for practitioners to share lessons learned in Lean construction, Lean government, Lean Service and Lean Enterprise transformations. This three-day event Dec. 5-7 will address Lean and BIM (building information modeling), sustainability (economic, environmental and social), and how an organization can get started with implementing Lean.

More info on LIPS 2017

Lean Construction and the Long Term –
LCI-UK Lean Summit 2017

LCI Board Member Digby Christian, Director of Integrated Lean Project Delivery at Sutter Health will be among the keynotes at The LCI-UK Summit 2017 on Dec., 26 sharing genuine experience and advice on how to deal with the challenges that come along with implementing Lean construction. Register for small interactive group sessions and networking in Birmingham, England.

Book the LCI-UK Lean Summit


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