The 2017 Canadian Lean Summit will be hosted in Fredericton, New Brunswick from April 24 to 27, 2017 at the Fredericton Convention Centre. This event will bring together a network of public and private sector individuals, organizations, and companies from across Canada.

The theme of the summit is Learn – Share – Transform: Using Lean in the Public and Private sector to improve service to your customers, drive efficiency, increase effectiveness and add value to your business.

Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Attend The Canadian Lean Summit

  1. Bringing the public and private sector together to collaborate and problem solve. (New this year!)
  2. Learn the basics of Lean Six Sigma with the novice stream or expand your knowledge with the advanced stream. (New this year!)
  3. Use the workshop to make connections and gain hands on experience. (New this year!)
  4. Assist your organization in cutting waste and streamlining processes.
  5. Discover the power of meaningful metrics and how to apply them in your workspace.
  6. Be inspired to change the way you approach potential improvements.
  7. Learn about daily management and how communication, monitoring, reporting and data can move your organization forward.
  8. Get real world examples from those who us Lean in their workspaces.
  9. Help colleagues to understand the benefits of Lean by sharing your knowledge and experiences.
  10. Experience Fredericton’s Maritime hospitality.

What is Lean/Six Sigma?

Lean/Six Sigma is an internationally-recognized, project-based methodology that focuses on eliminating non value-added work and errors, reducing variation and increasing efficiency and effectiveness of processes. The result is improved service delivery, giving better value for the customer at reduced costs. Although these methodologies have their roots in Toyota’s post World War II manufacturing operations (the Toyota Production System) and with leading thinkers such as W. Edward Demings, it has had wide-spread successful application in the public and service sectors, municipal government, health-care and education. This approach creates a culture of continuous improvement and enhances employee engagement throughout the organization, leading to a better understanding of customer requirements and more efficient and effective services.