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2017 Lean Study Mission Trip

Departing September 11, 2017 - Returning September 14, 2017

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Discover first-hand what is at the heart of the lean business model through a series of plant tours, talks and peer networking.  You will see the tools and systems of operational excellence in action as you tour companies demonstrating excellence in the fundamentals such as 5S, visual management, problem solving, standardized work, quality at the source, safety, continuous flow, intelligent automation and much more.

Come join us and see first-hand Lean in different business environments:

  • Low Volume High Mix
  • Cellular Manufacturing
  • Highly Customized Products
  • Office
  • High Volume High Mix
  • High Level Lean Concept

Tours Include:

  • LINAK U.S., INC. - Louisville, KY
  • Fidelity Investments - Covington, KY
  • Hyster-Yale Forklift - Berea, KY
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing - Georgetown, KY
  • TBD
  • Bosch Group - Florence, KY
  • Woodford Reserve - Versailles, KY
  • UPS World Port - Louisville, KY
  • SETCO - Cincinnati, OH                                                 
  • Precision Resources - Mt. Sterling, KY


As an added bonus Mike Hoseus, co-author of Toyota Culture will be accompanying us on the trip.  Mike will connect what you see during the tours to executing in your company.

 Cost: $2,200 plus airfare and hotel

Participants are to make their own airfare arrangements. Hotels accommodations will be offered at a group rate. Once you register you will be sent the registration links for the group rate at the hotels.

Space is limited so reserve your spot soon!




Impact Dakota is the official representative
of the MEP National Network in North Dakota.


Impact Dakota - Bismarck

1929 North Washington St, Suite M
Bismarck, ND 58501

Phone: 701-204-7000
Toll-free: 866-297-8250
Fax: 701-354-0991

Impact Dakota - Fargo

4141 38th Street SW, Ste 1D
Fargo, ND 58104

Phone: 701-204-7000
Toll-free: 866-297-8250
Fax: 701-271-9403