Lean Tools and Cellular Manufacturing
Lean implementation in a high mix/low volume manufacturing environment
Presentation Code: VS1-09
Value Stream: VS1 - Fundamentals of Lean
Day & Time: Thursday, Oct 18, 2012 - 1:30 PM
Length: 1 hour, 10 minutes
Medtronic's Biologics spinal manufacturing facility knows what it's like to implement lean in a complex environment. They have literally thousands of active part numbers being processed through several value streams. To deal with this, the team's lean sigma journey requires 1) thoughtful planning, 2) creativity, 3) cross functional alignment and 4) dedication. But it's worth the effort because this supports their ongoing growth and development. If you want to know how Medtronic's Biologics manages to do all this, then you'll want to attend this presentation. It will help you apply lean in your complex environments.
In this presentation:
- Realize solutions to complex challenges.
- Develop systems to progress along your lean journey.
- Learn the importance of strategy deployment.
- Align corporate strategies with day-to-day activities at all levels.
- Provide a disciplined framework and system of accountability.
- Make progress towards breakthrough objectives.
- Apply lean sigma at your business.
MedtronicMedtronic is a global leader in medical technology and delivers therapies for treating chronic disease to more than seven million patients worldwide. The Medtronic Warsaw facility primarily manufactures spinal implant products used to stabilize abnormal spine curves, as well as treat degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, fracture, dislocation, failed previous fusions and tumors.
Tim Pierce is the senior lean sigma program manager at Medtronic's Spinal Operations in Warsaw, Indiana. Tim earned his six sigma black belt while working in the automotive industry, lean leader certification from OSRAM Sylvania and MBA from Southern New Hampshire University. Tim received the AME Manufacturing Excellence award in 2011, and now holds a master black belt and mentors lean sigma projects throughout Medtronic.
Roy Wiley is the site leader/director of manufacturing and planning at Medtronic's Spinal Operations in Warsaw, Indiana - a facility that received the AME Manufacturing Excellence award in 2011. Roy has green belt training through Medtronic and bachelor of science degrees in biomedical engineering and engineering physics from Case Western Reserve University and Miami University (of Ohio), respectively.
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