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  • Virginia Cooperative Extension and Virginia Tech to offer Lean Thinking Workshop open to any business | Virginia Tech News | Virginia Tech People Pages Search Virginia Tech Virginia Tech News A to Z Index Directory QUICKLINKS Virginia Tech News Campus Notices Photos Webcams Media Contacts University Relations Articles 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 News Feeds Podcasts Virginia Cooperative Extension and Virginia Tech Article from A Touch of Tech to offer Lean Thinking Workshop open to any Blacksburg, Va. HokieCast business Tags VT Podnews E-mail News College of Natural Resources and Share Printer-Friendly PDF Environment Sign up to receive Virginia Cooperative Extension daily e-mail news from Virginia Tech BLACKSBURG, Va., March 17, 2009 – Virginia Cooperative Extension, in conjunction with the Department of Wood Science and Forest Products and the Sloan Foundation Forest Photo: Diversity Celebration Industry Center in Virginia Techs College of Natural Resources, announces a workshop entitled "Lean Thinking" to be held in four locations across Virginia this spring. This workshop is open to anyone in business or manufacturing and is designed to help Virginia companies be globally competitive. “Lean thinking” is simply defined as a method of doing more with less in any business function. World-class companies have achieved significant cost savings, quality improvements, lead-time reductions, and profitability increases by employing lean thinking Video: RoMeLa throughout their organizations. Lean thinking offers benefits for any kind and size of business, administration, or non-profit organization. The workshop will be held at four locations in Virginia between March and May: March 24 at the Virginia Cooperative Extension Office in Harrisonburg, Va.; April 2 at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, Va.; May 7 at the Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Virginia Beach, Va.; and May 14 at the Regional Center for Advanced Technology and Training (RCATT) at Danville Community College in Danville, Va. The program will be conducted by Earl Kline and Urs Buehlmann of the wood science department at Virginia Tech. The “Lean Thinking” workshop will introduce business owners, managers, administrators, supervisors, and entrepreneurs to the principles and benefits of lean thinking. Using hands- on simulation, participants will experience the improvements possible through using a common sense approach when organizing, scheduling, and operating business functions. Participants will also gain a basic understanding of lean thinking and will be guided to the Webcam: Burruss Hall next steps in assessing opportunities for businesses in implementing lean principles into their operations. For more information, visit the workshop’s webpage or contact Urs Buehlmann, Virginia Cooperative Extension and Department of Wood Science and Forest Products in the College of Natural Resources, at (540) 231-9759. Lynn Davis Related Links Event Calendar (540) 231-6157 Virginia Cooperative Extension and Virginia Tech to davisl@vt.edu hold workshops on pallet recycling American Indian Leadership Poster Display The poster series is designed to highlight the... Poinsettia and Greenery Salehttp://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2009/03/2009-172.html[11/9/2010 2:46:25 PM]
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