IFD Oct 2015 Study Trip

Visit Autoliv & Seattle Children’s

 October 19-22, 2015


Benefits of a Study Trip:

• Energizes attendees, allowing them to see the end result of a Lean transformation

• Presents a successful Lean environment built using Integrated Facility Design

• Aligns your team and shows them what they’re capable of achieving

• Develops a shared idea of what to expect from Integrated Facility Design

• Allows your team to summarize what they’ve learned as a group and prepare to apply it


Trip Overview:

JWA Study Trip (Oct) Details

In the midst of your organization’s Lean transformation, wouldn’t it help to have your key leaders see what the finished result looks like? The Lean Transformation Study Trip does just that, overseeing structured, in-depth trips to organizations that are successfully reaping the benefits of their own Lean practices and allowing your leadership team to see it firsthand—at every organizational level.

Our Study Trip takes you into the inner workings of a successful Lean organization, in both hospital and manufacturing settings. At each location, your leadership gets insight into best practices, tricks of the trade, and success stories. This unique and energizing experience to learn from advanced Lean practitioners and to reflect on how to apply these principles to your organization can be the key to your successful Lean transformation.


Site Visit Locations:


Manufacturing Location – Ogden, UT

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Seattle Children’s Hospital

Main Campus – Seattle, WA

Bellevue Clinic & Surgery Center – Bellevue, WA

Who Should Attend the Study Trip?:

The Study Trip is designed for all levels of leaders within your organization, from executive and senior leaders to those responsible for certain elements of your organization’s Lean transformation or other key segments of the value stream.

How the Study Trip Works:

Led by our own highly experienced Lean experts, the Study Trip follows a proven structure, taking you leadership team to the campuses of hospitals and other organizations that have successfully implemented Lean principles. At these best-in-class organizations, you will examine what Lean accomplishments look like through a combination of textbook study and onsite assessment.


Detailed Draft Agenda pdf

Trip Leader:

DulinDoug Dulin has an exemplary track record of over 20 years’ experience in cross-functional Lean deployment transformations in both healthcare and manufacturing organizations. Doug joined JWA in early 2013 as IFD Engagement Leader. In 2008, Doug was the Senior Director for Akron Children’s Hospital Mark A. Watson Center of Operations Excellence. In this role, he brought Lean thinking to the organization and has developed one of the more advanced Lean healthcare sites in the country. Over the last few years, organizations such as Lean Enterprise Institute, American Society for Quality and Associations for Manufacturing Excellence has published case studies highlighting the Lean work completed at Akron Children’s. Prior to working at Akron Children’s Doug has held such positions as Business Unit Manager, Plant Manager, Lean Site Leader and Lean Master. He earned his Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Certification from Honeywell. Earlier in his career Doug learned and deployed the Toyota Production System at Aoyama Seisakusho, a tier one supplier to Toyota Motor Manufacturing. Doug earned a BA in Political Science from Anderson University.



For cost & registration information inquire with JWA Consulting:


  • Most meals
  • Hotels
  • Ground transport to sites
  • Ground transport to SeaTac Airport
  • Tuition at sites
  • JWA facilitation of learning

Not included:

  • Flight arrangements into SLC Airport
  • Transportation to the Ogden area hotel
  • Flight arrangements from SeaTac Airport