The Duggan Difference

At Duggan Associates, we take traditional lean training further with advanced courses, academic resources, and hands-on support to transform the way global organizations operate, at every level, in every area from complex manufacturing environments to the office. The result? An evolution from continuous improvement to continuous business growth through achieving Operational Excellence.


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Visit our resources page for articles, books, videos and more on how to leverage lean principles that achieve Operational Excellence and sustained business growth. Browse by topic such as lean office, manufacturing or supply chain. Or search by industry, including medical devices, metal casting or aviation. Our resources page is the perfect way delve into our methodology to achieve OpEx.


Training and Consulting

Our consultants work with clients ranging from smaller manufacturing, medical and financial organizations to Fortune 500 businesses in multiple industries. In addition to guiding companies in implementing lean, Duggan Associates provides unique training courses for employees at all levels in the organization. Our approach enables any organization to achieve OpEx in months – not years.


Upcoming Open Enrollment Training Sessions


Gerry McCool

Sr. Director, Lean Six Sigma

Jabil Circuit, Inc.

Advanced Value Stream Design for Operational Excellence

is a four-day training program that teaches advanced lean principles to achieve OpEx in the most complex office and manufacturing environments. Courses included in this training series:


  • Achieving Operational Excellence for Real

         Business Results (keynote by Kevin Duggan)

  • Value Stream Design for OpEx
  • Creating Mixed Model Value Streams
  • Creating Flow Through Shared Resources
  • Value Stream Flow in the Office for OpEx

“The techniques taught are without peer.

We continue to send our people to these events

to learn concepts essential to creating flow in manufacturing environments with high complexity

and a combination of shared and dedicated resources.”


Produced by the Institute for Operational Excellence, this educational series visits select locations throughout the year.  Upcoming sessions include:

Irvine, CA


December 7 - 10, 2015

Dallas, TX


February 22 - 25, 2016



April 11 - 14, 2016

Cincinnati, OH


June 13 - 16, 2016


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operational excellence defined: "when each and every employee can see the flow of value to the customer and fix that flow before it breaks down" quick link: Institute for Operational Excellence  SM