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Improving Efficiencies and Process Flow: Concepts of LEAN

Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Time: 8:30am to 10:00am
Location: Fort Smith Chamber of Commerce 612 Garrison Avenue Board Room

Are you interested in improving the flow of processes while increasing efficiencies within your organization?  If so, please join us on Wednesday, July 31st at 8:30 AM for coffee, pastries and an engaging presentation!

Topics that will be discussed:

  • What is value?
  • Current State vs. Ideal State
  • Root Cause Analysis (AAR-After Action Review, Kaizen, 5 Ways, etc.)
  • 4 Rules of LEAN
  • 5 Principles of LEAN
  • Creating a Learning Organization

About the Presenter:
Michael Stevens from AFS Business Solutions has spent the last two decades in the River Valley working for companies ranging from local based internet and telecommunication companies, Corporately ran global companies, national companies, startups, and family-owned organizations.  Due to his diverse work experience, Michael has gained a wide perspective on businesses and what works and what does not.  During this journey, Michael worked for Simmons Food as a LEAN Coordinator.  This position allowed him to hone his skills in root cause analysis, process improvement and the tenants of LEAN.  Michael is passionate about driving value for organizations and those closest to the process, doing the work and facilitating the flow of business.