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June 26, 2018 Dinner Meeting

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What Can Lean Do For You? 

As project managers we are often involved in projects to improve our organization’s operational activities. An organization’s operational excellence journey can also be called its journey to LEAN. This journey is never-ending, but it is not difficult. The hard part is deciding to start. In this short talk Rishi Malhotra will share some ideas:



  • When do you need Lean?
  • What is Lean?
  • What is the difference between Lean and Six Sigma?
  • Value Added v/s Non-Value Added
  • The Eight Lean Wastes
  • Benefits of Lean
  • Visual Workplace
  • What is a Kaizen event?
  • Results from Kaizen events

Attend this dinner event and learn about how you can use Lean principles to move your organization towards operational excellence.

Location: Twisted Fork 1191 Steamboat Pkwy Reno NV, 89521


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About Rishi Malhotra 

 Rishi specializes in Strategy and Operational Excellence consulting. He has over 20 years of strategic and tactical Lean, Six Sigma, and manufacturing leadership experience. Rishi works with clients to enhance the top-line and bottom-line, improve enterprise efficiency, and implement cost reduction strategies. His clients range from small & mid-size businesses to Fortune 500 companies. He is passionate about helping organizations inculcate a Lean and Six Sigma culture as part of long-term growth plans.

Prior to eta consulting, Rishi was a Practice Leader with Moss Adams where he developed the Operational Excellence Practice. At Manex Consulting, Rishi was a Senior Consultant, where he worked with client leadership teams to develop operational strategies conducive to business growth. In addition to a consulting role at the Oklahoma Alliance for Manufacturing Excellence, Rishi has direct experience working for manufacturing and distribution companies, including Dell/ Ceva Logistics, Arrow Electronics, and Eicher Tractors.

Educational and Professional Certifications

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Master of Science, Industrial Engineering and Management, Oklahoma State University
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology, India
  • ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt

Areas of Expertise

  • Lean and Six Sigma
  • Operations
  • Strategy
  • Workforce Development


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