Lean

Quality. Speed. Efficiency. Cost.

Facilitator, Instructor: Brian Furlong

Brian Furlong is a seasoned, senior executive with 30 years experience in manufacturing and finance. Working domestically and internationally for major companies such as Emerson, Westinghouse, Invensys and National Westminster Bank, Brian has in-depth knowledge of manufacturing and administrative processes. He has directed projects to start up plants in England, Ireland, Thailand and Mexico and has completed acquisitions in England, China and India. He is a passionate advocate of Lean Enterprise, having successfully completed implementation in numerous facilities in the United States, Mexico, Europe and Asia. Brian has been recognized for strong organization-building and leadership skills and for his ability to achieve continuous improvement through high levels of personal involvement. Brian has a BS degree in banking and finance. He has traveled extensively and has lived and worked in four countries.


Contact Us

UA Solutions
225 S. Main St.
Polsky 466
Akron, OH 44325-4104

Office: 330-972-7577
Fax: 330-972-7598

Fall/Spring Hours
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday - Friday

Summer Hours
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

What is Lean?

Lean is a customer focused philosophy used to continuously improve any process through the elimination of unnecessary steps. Eliminating these steps and focusing on what is important to the customer will typically result in a 15-40% increase of revenue!

Benefits of a Lean Enterprise

  • Service level improvement
  • Cash generation
  • Greater asset utilization
  • Quality improvement
  • Increased employee participation
  • Productivity improvement
  • Profitability improvement

Lean Mastery Course

Lean Mastery is an intensive 6-day class that focuses on practical skills aimed at generating results. Participants will be able to use their new knowledge and skills immediately -- to make processes simple, fast, better, and less costly. The training is filled with examples and exercises. Students are required to lead a real-world project at their workplace. This provides students experience in driving a project and also an immediate return on investment for the company. Upon completion, you will have the knowledge needed to fully implement Lean throughout your organization.

Dates:April 18, 19, 20, 2017 and May 23, 24, 25, 2017  
Class meets: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8AM-4PM, 6 Sessions 
CEU: 4.20
Cost: $1,999
Location: The University of Akron, Akron Campus

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Customized Lean Training

UA Solutions is one of the only providers in Ohio that offers a truly customizable Lean training solution. Our staff and instructors have worked with companies and government agencies all around the state in establishing specific programs, to be delivered onsite or through any of The University of Akron's six campus locations. This regional flexibility and customizable curriculum means your Lean education is targeted, tuned, and relevant for your company and staff.

For questions on LeanOhio's Boot Camp, or on process improvement grants, please click here to email UA Solutions' Rose Withem.