In support of your business excellence journey we've created a number of continuous improvement opportunities we hope you can attend. Visit our website to view a complete calendar of upcoming events.
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This 5-day interactive Lean Leader workshop conducted by Optima's Dave Lange on May 21-25 , will cover the relationships between lean tools, organizational leadership, and organizational culture. 

Eight years ago ORBIS Corporation embarked on a journey to change the culture.

During this presentation you will hear where they came from, what they discovered, how they changed and how they are sustaining their culture today.

Come hear this important topic presented by Sheri Treu from Orbis in Waukesha on Thursday, May 31.

Strategy Deployment, or Hoshin Kanri, is a very powerful Lean Leadership process that truly engages all leaders and associates in developing and deploying company strategies. Join us June 7 at Optima in De Pere.

This workshop teaches the principles of lean startups within a company, using simulations, interactions, and examples. It applies to all businesses and services that want to become more innovative.

Next TWI Certification Program course in NE WI June 15 at Optima

Job Relations
Do you have or plan to undertake serious continuous improvement efforts within your organization?
Training Within Industry (TWI) is the next step in creating and sustaining a lean culture. It enables you to:

  • Build front-line leader skills through better job relations and training
  • On-board new hires more effectively, leading to higher productivity
  • Enhance retention through more effective training and coaching practices

Optima’s TWI Certification Program aims to deliver a better-skilled workforce, improved labor and management relations, productivity improvements and a focus on continuous improvement. Our three-component TWI program is the ideal process for training people within your organization who are responsible for mentoring others in job skills, monitoring and effectively managing continuous improvement initiatives and doing so with consistent and proven results. Three, one-day sessions conducted throughout the year, will certify you in Job Instruction (JI), Job Methods (JM) and Job Relations (JR) skills.

UPCOMING Continuous Improvement Alliance events
June 6, 2018 - A&K Pizza Crust is recharging their 5S initiative. During our visit we will perform a 5S audit and provide feedback for improvement. Members should bring your 5S Audit forms and be prepared to share your experiences to sustain 5S. A&K will also showcase their training matrix, how it was developed and implemented.

June 14, 2018 - Charter Steel will share how they’ve adapted their CI teaching focus and coaching to apply to shop floor employees. Members and guests will tour the plants to understand the process, and see examples of improvements made by employees. Charter Steel welcomes your ideas for improvement .

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Optima Associates, Inc.
1861 Nimitz Drive, De Pere, WI 54115
(920) 425-1005
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