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Eliminating Waste with Lean Simulation

Lean is about teams and organizations working together in the continuous pursuit of perfection (even if we never quite get there). Improvement means change, which therefore means risk, as we might try something that doesn’t work (or has side effects). Too many organizations create overly-cautious leaders who make employees afraid to try anything new because they might stumble or fail. Lean gives us mindsets and tools to minimize the risks involved with change while moving progress forward.

- Mark Graban

In this issue you will learn lean how leaders minimize risk in their pursuit of perfection.

Featured Article:

Testing Lean Changes, Small or Large

By Mark Graban, Vice President of Improvement and Innovation Services, KaiNexus


Consultant, Speaker, and Award Winning Author in Lean Healthcare shares his insights on Lean Thinking in all industries, and best strategies for testing small and large changes in any organization.

Featured Case Study:

Manufacturer Transitions to Lean Methodologies 


Arena Simulation software enables a major electronics manufacturer to implement lean methodologies with confidence, reducing inventories and order lead times.

Consultants Corner:

The New Art of Lean Visual Management

By Mihir Shah, Production Control Manager, National Oilwell Varco


Visual Information increases people engagement, communication, and understanding - creating a transformative effect on an organization.  Arena puts traditional Value Stream Mapping in motion.

Tips and Tricks:

Lean Tips & Tricks

By Melanie Barker

In Lean manufacturing, one common technique is to sort jobs based on their expected processing time and then to run the shortest ones first. Learn how to accomplish this and more in this week's Tips & Tricks!

Issue 9 | July 2016

Upcoming Events

Coming Soon!

Arena v15 will be released later this Summer.  For more information about the exciting features in this release click the button below.

Learn about Arena v15

MineExpo - Las Vegas, NV

September 26-28, 2016

We'll be sharing our expertise in mining. Let us know if you'll be there or stop by and see us at Booth 723


Upcoming Training Dates

Arena Public Training

Aug 2-5, 2016 
Sep 20-23, 2016 
Nov 8-11, 2016 

Austin, TX
Registration Info

For information for global training dates, click here



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