Lean System and Principles

01/11/2022  3:00 PM -  01/11/2022  4:00 PM  WEBINAR

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Date: January 11, 2022

Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. (CT)

Cost: Free

Deadline: January 7, 2022*


Do you want to improve the productivity of your resources including, but not limited to your human capital? Adopting LEAN systems and principles which focus on identification and elimination of process wastes can and will help.  This webinar includes a discussion of LEAN approach and LEAN Building Blocks tools, techniques, and systems that can help with improving productivity.

About this webinar:
LEAN systems and principles simply mean creating more value through identification and elimination of wastes and hence more effective use of resources.  So the question becomes how to start and/or sustain a LEAN journey focusing on improving processes in support of various production and operations.  

This presentation includes an overview of productivity model and LEAN approach to improving productivity through the identification and elimination of wastes.  This approach is universal and applies to all types of product and service providers enabling you to identify many opportunities to improve processes.  This presentation also includes an overview of the LEAN Building Blocks which includes a number of tools and systems that enhance your abilities to help with efforts to improve productivity of your resources.

Who Should Attend:
Personnel from all departments who are interested in exploring options to address many business challenges and improve productivity and profitability.

About the Presenter:
Reza Maleki, Ph.D., P.E., C.Mfg.E. 

Reza Maleki has more than 37 years of professional experience; which includes serving in four universities in the United States and working as a consultant with diverse manufacturing companies in Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Kentucky.  In addition to manufacturing, he also has worked with other industries such as health care, distribution and warehousing, insurance, library services, and food processing.

As a Senior Business Advisor at Impact Dakota, the major focus of Reza’s activities are on the development and delivery of high value services to client companies.  This includes interacting with clients to assist them in assessing and discovering operational needs and solutions, design and delivery of training materials pertaining to target clients, and providing consulting services to clients to foster their continuous improvement activities.

Reza’s experience with manufacturing companies also includes serving on the Board of Directors of an electronics company, working as Director of Allied Manufacturing Center, and Technology Transfer Director.  He has been involved in a number of civic and professional organizations and is currently serving as the President of Minn-Dak Manufacturers Association.  He uses every opportunity available to visit different companies.  Since the start of his professional career, he has made more than 1,100 plant visits to approximately 400 companies.

Reza received his degrees from North Dakota State University; which include a Ph.D. in Engineering, and B.S. and M.S. in Industrial Engineering and Management. Prior to North Dakota State University, Reza attended Casper College in Casper, Wyoming where in 2021 he was recognized as one of the 25 exemplary alumni during the College’s 75th anniversary. 

Reza is a registered professional engineer, certified manufacturing manager, academic associate of Avraham Y. Goldratt Institute, and Lean Bronze Certified Practitioner.  He has also completed the requirements for and received certification in Lean Leadership.  Included in Reza’s publications is the book, “Flexible Manufacturing Systems-the Technology and Management”; published by Prentice-Hall.

*This event will be held pending sufficient registration.


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