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Boeing Expert To Discuss Lean Manufacturing At VIA Luncheon

Boeing consultant Don Copeland is coming to the Santa Clarita Valley April 16, for a business luncheon hosted by the Valley Industry Association from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Valencia Country Club on Tourney Road.

Copeland, a lean manufacturing consultant with Boeing, has 35 years of experience and brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. He is an expert in tooling, manufacturing, engineering, process improvement and the overall lean manufacturing process.


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Derived from the Toyota Production System, lean manufacturing is a production practice that avoids the wasteful expenditure of resources for any goal other than the creation of end customer value.

“In discussing lean manufacturing, Don brings perspective and insight that’s helpful from the factory floor to professional offices,” said CEO and President of VIA Kathy Norris. “There will be something helpful for all types of businesses. He’ll discuss improving workforce engagement, creating significant process improvements and benefiting one’s business where it matters – the bottom line.”

There will be a question-and-answer period after Copeland’s presentation and a sponsor spotlight presentation by KHTS AM-1220.

Reservations are required: $40 by April 5, $45 by April 11, and $50 after April 11. Those who attend without a reservation will pay an additional $10. To make a reservation call the VIA office at 661-294-8088 or click here

The Valley Industry Association of Santa Clarita represents business interests throughout the Santa Clarita Valley, providing members the opportunity to network and collaborate on a broad range of business issues. Click here for more information.  


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