Lean Coffee Talks Starts April 11

Lean Coffee Talks Starts April 11

Published on March 23, 2018 | Lean Coffee Talks

Sinclair Workforce Development, the Dayton Region’s top Workforce Training and Development Program, presents a new learning and development series, Lean Coffee Talks. This five-session series is for anyone in manufacturing interested in process improvement.

Lean Coffee Talks is a new series that consists of Lean best practices, concepts and theory over coffee. Each session is from 7:30-9:30 a.m. and will be hosted at a different Dayton local manufacturer. The first session kicks off at National Oilwell Varco (NOV) on April 11 and will consist of an open discussion on the Four Voices of Your Organization.

Sessions are led by Sinclair Workforce Development expert, John Veatch. Veatch is an accredited Lean Consultant, and professional in his industry. He has been providing consulting services to the tri-state area for 20+ years and began his work at Johnson Controls in 1992. It was there he began a three-year study of Lean Manufacturing that led to industry accolades and a decades-long career as an expert in Lean implementation with companies such as Toyota, Phoenix Metals and PL Porter Company. Veatch’s expertise covers many areas of Lean manufacturing, including Six Sigma, Kaizen, 5S and Continuous Improvement.

Remaining sessions include:

  • Value Stream Mapping/Swim Lane Mapping
    June 20, 7:30-9:30 a.m.

    AFC Tool (4900 Webster St Dayton, OH 45414)

  • Lean, Six Sigma, Theory of Constraints, Agile
    August 8, 7:30-9:30 a.m.

    GemCity Engineering (401 Leo St, Dayton, OH 45404)

  • Lean Leaders: Part-Time Job or Everyone’s Job?
    October 10, 7:30-9:30 a.m.

    Harris Products (4501 Quality Pl, Mason, OH 45040)

  • Daily Kaizen or Kaizen Blitz? The Benefits and Weakness of each Approach
    December 5, 7:30-9:30 a.m.

    Stillwater Technologies (1040 S Dorset Rd, Troy, OH 45373)

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Implementing process improvement, such as Lean Six Sigma can reduce waste and foster innovation. These types of improvements can help organizations achieve continued success and efficiency.

The cost to attend Lean Coffee Talks is $40 per session or participants can save 40% when they register for the entire series for $120 at

Sinclair Workforce Development's mission is to advance personal, organizational and economic growth through custom training and learning and development solutions. As Sinclair College exists to make a difference in the lives of students, the Sinclair Workforce Development division parallels that mission by working to build a strong foundation that fosters sustainable growth, innovation and investment for the region’s employers and workforce.

Sinclair Workforce strives to build enduring, trust-based relationships by working closely with clients and their employees to help solve organizational issues and equip their workforce for continued growth and success to achieve sustainable results.