University of Michigan Integrative Systems & Design

University of Michigan Integrative Systems & Design
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A common question is "How do I get started? How do I become a continuous improvement coach?" A typical response to this is the phrase "See One, Do One and Teach One (SODOTO)." But do we understand the greater purpose of SODOTO and the impact it can have on a person and community? Let's take a closer look at the history and use of SODOTO to develop...

I saw a number of visual devices on recent tours of organizations that took the form of 'To Do - Doing - Done'. Envision a simple board with three columns. Ideas for improvement or problems that need to be resolved are posted under the 'To Do' column, using cards made for this purpose or simple Post-it notes. Often there is a 'vetting' process of...

Capture the Potential of Lean Thinking Cost 10% Discount Digital Brochure $3,200 Five-day program When you register five or more. Restrictions apply. Detailed information in a shareable format. download Learn essential strategies and key tools that will decrease time-to-market, reduce waste, streamline product development processes, enhance product...

Create a Culture of Continuous Improvement, Adaptation, and Innovation This practical three-day workshop taught by experts Drew Locher and Toni Benner will focus on the Improvement Kata—a routine for rapid PDCA cycles—and the Coaching Kata, a routine for leaders to develop the improvement skills of others. You will have the opportunity to practice...

Designing Systems, Products and Services to Make them Easier, Safer, and More Effective for Human Use Cost 10% Discount Digital Brochure $5,400 10 Days $3,225 Week 1 or 2 When you register five or more. Restrictions apply. Detailed information in a shareable format. download Anywhere there is a person using a system, human factors engineering...

Learn proven hands-on tools that you can easily implement in almost any office, back-office, or service setting. Administrative functions account for sixty to eighty percent of the cost of meeting customer demand. Streamlining and eliminating waste from your office and administrative processes using Lean concepts, tools, and methods will help you...

Our team of Lean Healthcare experts from world-class Michigan Medicine enables you to see and think differently and gain essential skills to lead a Lean initiative in your organization. Through a hands-on simulation and case studies, you also have the opportunity to practice instrumental tools and techniques such as value stream mapping, coaching,...

Learn and grow with fellow Lean thinkers, wherever you are on your continuous improvement journey Lean manufacturing is based on observations of the Toyota Production System (TPS), a philosophy and set of methods for dramatically reducing time from customer order to delivery of a higher-quality product, with less cost, space, and inventory. This...

While many companies focus on tools to create a successful work environment, the best way to transform an organization is by inspiring behavioral change. Lean Leadership fosters the development of a culture of continuous improvement through worker interaction, communication, and decision-making. This Lean Leadership program will show anyone in a...

This is a call to action. We need the art and design worlds to stop talking big and start doing; to put the problem-solving skills on which we pride ourselves to work on issues both local and global; to design for health, imagination, resilience, poverty, education, and building creative confidence. We will look at projects that reflect design in...