Spring/Summer 2017 Study Trips

NOW ENROLLING! Lean Transformation Study Trips

April 17–20
4-Day Study Trip
Autoliv – Ogden, UT

May 1–4
4-Day Study Trip
Autoliv and Intermountain Healthcare – Ogden, UT

May 15–19
5-Day Study Trip
Autoliv and Intermountain Healthcare – Ogden, UT

June 19–23
5-Day Study Trip
Autoliv and Intermountain Healthcare – Ogden, UT, and Seattle Children’s – Seattle, WA

June 26–29
5-Day Study Trip
Mountain States Health Alliance – Johnson City, TN, and Northeast Georgia Health System – Gainesville, GA

For more information, please contact:
Catherine Kennebeck
Study Trip Business Leader

Benefits of a Study Trip:

  • Understand how Toyota based management systems are fundamental for the success of a lean enterprise.
  • Observe first-hand how different organizations utilize these powerful management systems to achieve success.
  • Develop action plans to transfer study tour lessons learned to participating organizations.

Trip Overview:

JWA study trip general info

April 17-20 Autoliv Overview
May 1-4 Autoliv and Intermountain Healthcare Overview
May 15-19 Autoliv and Intermountain Healthcare Overview
June 19-23 Autoliv and Intermountain Healthcare Overview
June 26-29 Mountain States Health Alliance Overview

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

Intermountain Healthcare
Intermountain – Ogden, UT

Mountain States Health Alliance
Mountain States – Johnson City, TN

Northeast Georgia Health System
Northeast Georgia – Gainesville, GA

Seattle Children’s
Seattle Children’s – Seattle, 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.


For cost & registration information inquire with JWA Consulting:



  • Most meals
  • Hotels
  • Tuition for site visits
  • Ground transportation to site locations
  • Ground transportation to departure airport
  • Group flights to site locations (if applicable)
  • JWA facilitation of learning

Not included:

  • Flight arrangements to arrival city
  • Transportation to hotel in arrival city
  • Flight arrangements from departure city