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Central Coast Lean


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Summit 2012

The first ever “Central Coast Lean Summit” was held at Cal Poly on January 17, 2012

Cal Poly brings lean thinking to the Central Coast!



  • Create an opportunity for lean leaders in the Central Coast region of California to network and learn from each other’s experience.
  • Spread lean thinking beyond the bounds of manufacturing to services, education, healthcare, and government
  • Create an easy entry-level opportunity for people to learn about lean and its potential to improve processes and organizations on the Central Coast.

Participating Organizations

  • Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME)
  • APICS – Society for Operations Management
  • Central Coast Lean Leadership Forum
  • Cal Poly – various departments and organizations
  • Cal State University Chancellor’s Office
  • Economic Vitality Corporation (EVC)
  • Gemba Academy
  • Local businesses, especially lean manufacturers
  • Industrial Technology Society
  • Orfalea College of Business – Cal Poly



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