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IMIN Network Event - June 19, 2018

Danville Area Community College

Bremmer Conference Center, Room  109

  2000 East Main Street

Danville, IL 61832

This is an event for businesses in ALL sectors of industry - Manufacturing, Healthcare, Education, Logistics, Finance, Hospitality - to learn and to share continuous improvement ideas.

June 19, 2018 Meeting Agenda

Seeing and Eliminating Waste in Administrative Settings – Value Stream Mapping



One of the tools to expose wastes in processes used by world-class organizations is Value Stream Mapping (VSM). Too often, when people look at optimizing processes, they ask each person to optimize their area without seeing the process from a customer’s viewpoint. VSM brings team members from across organization together to attack waste by following information and materials through the whole process as it currently operates (Current State), then using data gathered, identifies new ways of seeing the waste across the entire process (Future State). Then, optimization projects in the places where the most impact can be made for internal and external customers to improve flow, increase productivity, and decrease costs are undertaken, creating a new current state.

Trigard, a local manufacturing company, used the Value Stream Mapping process to significantly reduce internal and external customer wait times for specialized signage and memorials while increasing quality and production times. Using their current and future state maps, Ethan and Ross Darby will share a case study on the VSM in an administrative environment and how you can quickly improve waste identification and improve it with low-cost tools. 


7:00 –     7:30am                   Networking     / Light Breakfast

7:30 –     7:45am                   Introductions     and Topic Overview

7:45 –     8:15am                   Customer     identification Group Activity

8:15 –     9:15am                   Trigard     – Administrative VSM Case Study 

9:15 –     9:30am                   Wrap-up     and next meeting

Mark your calendar for the 2018 IMIN Network Meetings!

· July 17, 2018            - IMIN Meeting and Tour at Thyssen Krupp

· August 21, 2018      -  IMIN Meeting and Tour at Watchfire Signs

· September 18, 2018

· October 16, 2018

· November 20, 2018


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