Lean Ergonomics: It's an Efficiency Issue 

Central Appalachian Regional ERC 

Presented By:  Steve Davis and Luther Cottrell | April 22, 2020 

Webinar Details

This webinar will review a brief history of the Toyota Production System, the foundation for the University of Kentucky, True Lean Program. Learners will explore the core tenants of True Lean, and how to systematically merge the four categories of risk factors to create measurable process improvement.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the Toyota Production System and how they became True Lean

  • Recognize current drivers for good ergonomics and critical effects of an aging workforce

  • Identify four foundation tenets of lean and how they translate to efficiency and good ergonomics

  • Describe how ergonomic risk factors are not addressed separately, but as part of the lean continuous
    improvement process



Steve Davis is an Ergonomics Practitioner at the University of Kentucky College of Engineering, True Lean
Program. http://linkedin.com/in/ergonautsteve

Luther Cottrell, is a Lean Practitioner at the University of Kentucky College of Engineering, True Lean
Program. http://linkedin.com/in/luther-cottrell-087536b

Special Thanks to Our ERC Partners at the Central Appalachian Regional ERC,

and the University of Kentucky, True Lean Program:

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