Georgia Tech Professional Education

Lean Office and Administration

Available dates

May 7, 2020
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
USD 395
USD 395 per day
Oct 8, 2020
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
USD 395
USD 395 per day


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About the course

An office is a different world than a factory floor, yet there are many opportunities to improve productivity and quality. In this Lean Office and Administration course, you will gain the skills to make your office operate more effectively. Plus, discover a practical understanding of lean continuous improvement techniques and how they can enhance your company's ability to compete.

What You Will Learn

  • Waste identification and reduction
  • Teamwork and people side of lean
  • Common lean techniques as applied to offices
  • Practical probelm solving
  • Value Stream Mapping

How You Will Benefit

  • See and solve problems in the office.
  • Work as a team to achieve the goals of the organization.
  • Learn a simple but effective simulation you can use at work.
  • Unleash the creative energy of your team.
  • Increase productivity while reducing stress.
  • Expand capacity within existing operations.



  • Waste, value, and customer demand
  • Respect for people


  • How to see the problems


  • Standards and built-in quality
  • Workplace organization


  • Small-batch thinking
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Layout and pull systems in the office


  • How to develop problem solvers
  • Effective meetings
  • Visual management

Who should attend

This course is designed for accountants, customer service representatives, engineers, office managers, human resources professionals, purchasing agents, shipping agents, supervisors, and support staff.

Trust the experts

Sam Darwin

Sam Darwin is a project manager with the Lean Services Group. He has been assisting companies initiate Lean efforts since 1995 and first began implementing Lean at Schlumberger Industries in 1992. Sam specializes in implementing cellular manufacturing and pull systems and in assisting companies d...


Kelley Hundt

Kelley Hundt is a manufacturing systems project manager at the Georgia Institute of Technology Enterprise Innovation Institute, a position in which she assists customers with information on available enterprise resources planning software, including the selection and implementation of such softwa...


Paul Todd

Paul J. Todd is a project manager for the Georgia Institute of Technology regional office in Macon. His work with companies in Georgia focuses mainly on lean manufacturing. In addition, he acts as a liaison to the larger Georgia Tech community for organizations in middle Georgia. Prior to joining...


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