Planning and Executing a Sustainable Lean Transformation - FULL
Getting past lean tools to get lean thinking results
Workshop Code: MW-07
Day & Time: Monday, Oct 15, 2012 - 8:00 AM
Length: 8 hours
Cost: $300.00 USD
Organizations on a lean journey face many challenges, and they are not always successful in meeting them. That is when a proven framework for lean implementing is particularly appreciated. This workshop will provide you with just such a framework.
This highly-interactive workshop includes role playing with audience members and illustrates key points with real-world examples. It shows the three main reasons why organizations often fail to achieve the expected results and provides counter measures for each failure. The workshop presents a lean transformation framework that uses a three-phase approach: 1) understand, 2) stabilize and 3) continuously improve. It is a framework that was developed after analyzing organizations that were successful and those that were unsuccessful in their transformations - and it is a framework that works.
The framework is clear and simple and can be applied to all industries. That's why the concepts presented in this workshop have been presented to hundreds of people and received an average rating of 9.3 out of 10. Workshop attendees also receive a workbook that helps them develop a detailed lean action plan for their organization.
In this workshop:
- Identify the reasons why organizations struggle with lean transformation.
- Find out why lean is only effective when it's viewed and applied as a business system.
- Hear why lean isn't about cost cutting but rather about value creation.
- Learn the three phases of a successful lean transformation.
- Develop a transformation plan for your organization.
Adaptive Business SolutionsAdaptive Business Solutions provides continuous improvement training and coaching to help their clients increase revenue and reduce costs. The company's classes include white belt, green belt, black belt and lean leadership. It helps leadership teams develop effective business strategies and functional leaders achieve business goals. The company also provides onsite coaching to help organizations successfully navigate transformation obstacles.
Brent Tadsen is a GE-certified MBB and the managing partner at Adaptive Business Solutions. Before joining Adaptive, Brent was a member of the GE corporate strategic team, which helped facilitate GE's adoption of lean thinking with the existing six sigma culture. Brent was also a top-rated GE lean and six sigma trainer. Brent has applied lean methodology in flow manufacturing, make-to-order manufacturing, maintenance repair and overhaul, and transactional environments while working at four different GE businesses and with dozens clients.
Brent holds a BS degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management.
Todd Wiese is a partner in Adaptive Business Solutions. He has personally led business-wide improvement efforts for many types of products and services, from the standard, off-the-shelf widgets to complex, made-to-order product lines. During these efforts, Todd developed and executed strategies for driving improvements across critical functions within the value stream, from traditional production environments and aftermarket services to the transactional worlds of sales, marketing, engineering, supply chain, human resources and finance.
Todd is a GE-certified MBB, holds an MBA in finance and strategy from Northwestern University and a BS in engineering from the United States Naval Academy. He is also a certified nuclear engineer.