Lean 101: Straightforward Approach to Lean Implementation for Truck Equipment Upfitters

Tuesday, March 5
9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Learn how other NTEA member companies moved shop productivity to a new level through workplace organization and streamlining custom jobs. This workshop is designed for business owners and shop managers interested in gaining a minimum 20-percent increase in shop productivity without adding personnel or equipment and without shutting down current operations.

Highlights include lean thinking as a culture; successfully addressing truck equipment distributor and upfitter challenges; impacting areas of control versus influence; aligning and engaging employees; targeting and identifying waste; and developing straightforward, manageable action plans.

Attendees will have the chance to participate in a hands-on upfit exercise modeling shop activity and improvement.

Presented by: Doug Hanawalt, Productivity Improvement Specialist, Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and Ed Hlava, Productivity Improvement Specialist, Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership

This session is not included in any registration package — it is available for purchase separately. To ensure an effective learning experience, session attendance is limited to 60 participants.