Lexington, Kentucky october 18-20, 2022

FocusIn: Building a Lean Culture will be held in Lexington, Kentucky from October 18-20, 2022. Event accommodations and workshop sessions will be located at the Downtown Lexington Hilton, just 15 minutes away from Lexington Blue Grass Airport (LEX), with planned site visits around the Bluegrass state.

Attendees are responsible for their own travel arrangements to and from the conference hotel. During the event, ground transportation between venues is provided.

Attire during the event is business casual.

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Registration - $3,950 per seat

  • High Performance Culture Workshop sessions with Mike Hoseus (over 3 days)
  • Best-Practice Site Visits (Advanced Manufacturing Training Center, Safran, Linak, and Hitachi Astemo)
  • Select Meals, including a Tour & Tasting at Buffalo Trace Distillery
  • Curated course content including a signed copy of Toyota Culture
  • Ground transportation during event

Why Kentucky

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky (TMMK) opened in 1988 and is Toyota’s largest vehicle manufacturing plant in the world. We will utilize the network of 100+ suppliers located in Kentucky to arrange best-practice site visits. Mike Hoseus was one of the first few hundred employees at the TMMK facility, and he will share his first-hand experience from 13 years spent working at the plant.

Event Agenda We are pleased to offer a blend of learning experiences

Tuesday, October 18th
8:00am
Leading the Lean Work & People System
with Mike Hoseus
11:15am
Lunch
1:30pm
Visit to Advanced Manufacturing Training Center & Plant Tour in Northern KY
4:00pm
Return to Hotel / Bus Ride Discussion - Tour Debrief
5:30pm
Workshop Close
Wednesday, October 19th
8:00am
Workshop Introduction & Lean Leadership System
with Mike Hoseus
12:00pm
Lunch & Depart for Plant Tour
2:00pm
Plant Tour in Louisville, KY 
with Mike Hoseus
5:00pm
Tour, Tasting, and Dinner at Buffalo Trace Distillery
with Mike Hoseus
8:00pm
Return to Hotel & Day 1 Close
Thursday, October 20th
8:00am
Plant Tour & Leadership Discussion at Hitachi Astemo
with Mike Hoseus
12:00pm
Lunch at Hotel
1:00pm
Leading the Lean Management System
2:30pm
High Level Lean Assessment & Present-out
with Mike Hoseus
3:00pm
Workshop Close

Event Highlights

Workshop Sessions with Mike Hoseus

Mike Hoseus will lead workshop sessions based on his firsthand experience as a servant leader and industry executive.

During each workshop session, participants will learn from:

  • Group Observations and Question & Answer forums
  • Mike Hoseus’ unique perspective as a former corporate leader for 13 years at the Toyota Kentucky plant as Assistant General Manager in Human Resources and Manufacturing
  • Group Discussion comparing different elements of Toyota’s engaged workforce and their culture of continuous improvement

Manufacturing Site Visits

See best-practice operations firsthand and learn from supplier development by conducting benchmarking at leading manufacturing companies.

  • Gain insight from the operations and management systems of leading companies on the journey of continuous improvement
  • Learn from demonstrated operations planning, system flow, and project management in a highly mature supply chain
  • Understand the quality-driven relationship between the supplier base and local manufacturers

Group Networking Events & Mixers

We will offer several group events throughout the week with the intent to allow for networking and collaboration between participants. Downtown Lexington offers a variety of restaurants, bars, and entertainment. Given our proximity, we have also included a tour, tasting, and dinner event at Buffalo Trace Distillery - a great opportunity for those who would like to taste a bit of premium, small batch Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey.

Visitor Information

Listed in National Geographic Traveler's "50 Best Places of a Lifetime," Kentucky's famed Bluegrass Region is not to be missed. Lexington, Horse Capital of the World, is at the heart of this region of rare beauty.

For more information, please visit www.visitlex.com