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Sunday, 04 March 2018 21:26

K’nex Bridge Building 2018

Who: All children K-8 (Parents, guardians, siblings welcome)

What: Annual bridge building competition using K’nex build sets.

When: Saturday, March 17 and Sunday, March 18, 2018 (10am to 4pm)

Where: The Musuem, 10 King Street West, Kitchener, ON, 
N2G 1A3

Free/Paid Parking in nearby parking areas

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Article by Jonathan Velasco

PEO Grand River Chapter, in cooperation with Lean Transformation coach Kenneth Leung, organized a successful info talk on the topic of lean and productivity. Topics covered were types of wastes, principles of lean thinking, and lean tools such as 5S workplace organization. The event was held in Conestoga College of Engineering on Feb 24, 2018 and was attended by fifty members of the chapter, and some engineering students.

Ken offered this informative session for free. Ken is a passionate Lean Master Black Belt and Professional Engineer with track record of successful enterprise Lean Transformation through management system and improvement initiatives delivery. He has experience in the public and private sector, manufacturing and service industries, most recently with the City of Mississauga, University Health Network (UHN) and the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) Consortium. He has served as a process improvement coach, Lean/management systems facilitator, and performance measurement analyst. Ken also spoke at AME Lean conference 2014 (Mississauga) and assumed the position of Value Stream manage for CME National Lean Conference 2012.

Because lean and productivity is a very useful knowledge in many business processes, several participants had expressed interest to proceed with the next step to attend a full-day six sigma white belt session. It will be offered at a 70% discount as compared to other providers. The education committee is planning to hold it in May 2018.


Kenneth Leung with Lean participants

This 1-hour free, introductory session provides a brief overview of Lean Concepts & "HowTo's" in improving productivity with many real-world examples.  Topics will include: An introduction to the Lean concept, Lean deployment approaches and how to support Lean services.

Who: PEO, EIT, and Engineering Students Only (No Guests)

What: Lean and Productive - An Introduction to Six Sigma

When: Saturday, February 24, 2018 (10:00 AM to 12:00 PM)

Where: Conestoga College of Engineering, Cambridge Campus (850 Fountain Street South, Cambridge, Ontario N3H 0A8, Room A1203, Auditorium)

This event is free!

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