Alberta Lean Consortia Open House

CME Canadian Lean Conference. June 05, 2018.


Please join us on May 10 for a tour of Rice Engineering. Lean is often likened to a total fitness program for your business. Keeping your business healthy requires an ongoing commitment to continuous improvement. Many times organizations benefit from encouragement to “stay the course,” outside eyes to identify opportunities and assistance to find solutions. Lean consortiums can provide all of that and more. Alberta’s  Lean Consortia represents a close-knit cross-section of local manufacturing firms who share best practices and drive one another to new levels of operational excellence.


CME facilitates shared learning, collaboration and trains members on new Lean and manufacturing best practices relevant to the consortiums learning goals. Participants attending this session will:

Participate in shared learning and experience the benefit of facilitated, peer-learning networks.



Company executives, operations leaders, continuous improvement specialists and change agents within manufacturing operations of all sizes.


Rice Engineering (Edmonton)


May 10, 2023
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 pm.


Free to manufacturers
(Registration Required)



9:00: Arrive

9:15: Introduction – Mike, Rice Resource Technologies

9:30 am: Tour – Mike, Rice Resource Technologies

10:30 am: Round Table – Why Lean?

11:30 am: Foundations of a Lean Journey – Consortia and Shared Learnings – Brittany Scarrow, CME

12:00 pm: Lunch & Networking

12:30 pm: Adjourn


“Lean has been supporting us in our journey to become a world-class manufacturing company, giving us the right tools to achieve our goals. Using the sharing from the Consortia members, we implemented Lean certification programs throughout the company. Through best practices tours, our people were able to see what others are doing and benchmark ourselves against other best-in-class companies. Our work with the consortia also helped drive our roadmap and book of standards – initial assessments gave us direction on priorities and set the stage for our success. Today, Väderstad Industries Inc. (VII) is a leading global provider of highly efficient machinery, developed to simplify the work and improve results for the farmer.”


– Mitko Tomov, P.Eng., Production Engineering Manager, Väderstad Industries Inc.