Systematic Planning for Lean Facilities

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Are you and your team fully prepared for your next project? Systematic Layout Planning (SLP) is recognized throughout the world as the most organized way to lay out a facility for efficient operation. Translated into 10 languages, it is an effective corporate standard for multi-national firms. Take this course, and discover the process leading companies and multi-national firms have made standard practice in their Lean Six Sigma programs.

Learn how to: 

  • Employ SLP to eliminate waste resulting from a poor layout
  • Prepare a plan to improve material flow and reduce the cost of material handling
  • Develop a more productive facility
  • Organize layout projects and teams 

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Train your team and save:

  • Registration for one or two attendees - $495.00 each
  • Registration for three or four attendees - $445.00 each (10% discount)
  • Registration for five or more attendees - $420.00 each (15% discount)

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Group Discounts

If your company would like to send several employees to this workshop, please contact Kevin Curry to discuss a group discount option.


Lee Hales, Richard Muther & Associates
Lee Hales, President, Richard Muther & Associates, is an internationally recognized planner of manufacturing and distribution facilities. Formerly operations manager for a distributor of industrial supplies and service parts, Mr. Hales has completed consulting assignments for a wide range of industries in more than 20 countries. His clients include Crown Equipment, The Container Store, Delta Air Lines, Lands’ End, Nokia, Motorola, General Motors, Nutro Products, Sony, and many others. The author of two books on industrial planning, Mr. Hales is a graduate of the University of Kansas and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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