October 16 - Networking Opportunity
Time Location Event
6 p.m. The Crowne Plaza Hotel Registration Table Opens
6:15 p.m. Reception
7 p.m. Dinner w/ Guest Speaker Dr. Jody Gittell, Brandeis University, author of The Southwest Airlines Way
October 17
Time Location Event
7:15 a.m. Salisbury Labs (SL) Lounge Continental Breakfast & Registration
8 a.m. SL105 Welcome & Opening Remarks
9 a.m. SL105 Keynote Speaker
Dr. James P. Womack, founder and president of the Lean Enterprise Institute Author of Lean Thinking and The Machine that Changed the World
10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Industry Speaks - Chet Marchwinski, Panel Chair
11:30 a.m. Q&A, Morning Wrap Up, and 'Table Talk' Introduction
12:15 p.m. Higgins House Lunch & Table Talks
1:45 p.m. Break
2 p.m. SL105 Keynote Address
General Taco Gilbert, Director of Strategic Planning and Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans and Programs, for the Air Force, "Air Force Smart Operations (AFSO 21)"
3 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. SL104 Lean Case Studies
  • 3:15 - 3:45
    Rockwell Collins Accounts Payable Case Study
    Dr. Phil Jones, University of Iowa
  • 3:45 - 4:15
    Ariens Company: A Case Study on Lean Enterprise Change
    Jennifer Hartwell & Dr. George Roth, MIT
  • 4:15-4:45
    Leading Enteprise Change
    Richard B. Lewis, III, Retired Executive Rolls Royce
SL105 Teaching Lean Through Simulation
  • 3:15 - 3:45
    A Board Level Value Stream Mapping Simulation Tool for Training in Lean Manufacturing
    Dr. Alok Verma & Jyotsna Devulapalli, Old Dominion University
  • 3:45-4:15
    Lean Thinking in Software Development
    Dr. Jayakanth Srinivasan, "JK", MIT
  • 4:15 - 4:45
    Lean Implementation: An Interactive, Hands-On Learning Exercise
    Dr. Patrick Shannon, Boise State University
SL123 Lean Education and Training
  • 3:15 - 3:45
    Lean, Six-Sigma and the Education of Industrial Engineers: Building on the Past and Charting a Course for the Future
    Dr. Phil Farrington, University of Alabama, Huntsville
  • 3:45 - 4:15
    Lean in the Service Sector: Extending Education to the Forgotten 80%
    Leanne O'Grady, Professor Peter Hiines & Simon Elias, Cardiff University
  • 4:15 - 4:45
    The Role of DAU in Teaching Defense Department Employees about Lean Thinking
    Tom R. Edison, CPL Defense Acquisition University
4:45 p.m. Break
5 p.m. SL104 Getting Involved in AFSO21: Training & Certification Opportunities
Dr. Alex Miller, UTK
SL123 Shingo Certification
Randall Cook,Utah State University
WPI Campus WPI Tour and Lean Lab
Dr. Sharon Johnson, WPI
5:30 p.m. Adjourn
6:30 p.m. TBD Dinner Hosted by Microsoft
October 18
Time Location Event
7:15 a.m. SL Lounge Continental Breakfast Available at WPI
8 a.m. SL105 Opening Remarks
8:15 a.m. SL105 Keynote SpeakerDr. Bob Emiliani, Central Connecticut State College, "Using Lean to Improve Graduate Courses and Programs"
9:15 a.m. Break
9:30 a.m. SL104 Lean Across the University
  • 9:30 - 10
    Cardiff: A Lean University... (I wish!)
    Prof. Peter Hines & Sarah Lethbridge, Cardiff University, UK
  • 10-10:30
    Continuous Process Improvement in Higher Education: A Systems Perspective to Achieve Excellence Through Lean Thinking & Beyond
    Dr. Bahadir Inozu & Dr. Clifford Whitcomb, NOVACSES LLC
SL105 Lean Applied in the Classroom
  • 9:30 - 10
    Learning Through Lean
    Luke Van Dongen & John Shevlin, Lawrence Tech. University
  • 10 - 10:30
    Effects of Curricular Load Leveling in the Classroom on Student Learning - A Case Study
    Betty A. Ziskovsky & Joseph P. Ziskovsky, Johnson Screens
SL123 Lean Finance and Accounting
  • 9:30 - 10
    Case Studies to Bring the Principles, Practices and Tools of Lean Accounting to the Classroom
    Dr. Lawrence Grasso, CCSU
  • 10 - 10:30
    Management Accounting in a Lean Organization
    Orest Fiume, CPA, Retired Executive - The Wiremold Company
10:30 a.m. SL105 Break
10:45 a.m. SL104 LAI EdNet Business Meeting
Dr. Earll Murman, LAI
SL105 LEI LEAN Business Meeting
Dr. Peter Ward, OSU
11:30 a.m. Closing Remarks
Dr Earll Murman & Dr. Peter Ward
11:45 a.m. Lunch "To Go" and Travel
1 p.m. Andover, Mass. Welcome and Tour at Raytheon
3:30 p.m. Tour Ends
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