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Improving How We Improve

Developing a global manufacturing operating system

Presentation Code: VS4-09

Value Stream: VS4 - Passion

Day & Time: Thursday, Oct 27, 2011 - 1:50 PM

Length: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Changing corporate culture can be hard. You need commitment and capability throughout your organization, starting with the top leadership. That is why for more than four years Modine Manufacturing has been using the Modine Operating System (MOS) to drive leadership to accelerate operational excellence in its business.

The Modine Operating System (MOS) is based on the research of Mike Rother that is described in his book, Toyota Kata. MOS is built around standardized patterns of improvement and mentoring. Using this Mentor/Mentee model, Modine's worldwide leaders are focused on learning, using and teaching the fundamental principles of MOS to the entire organization.

In this presentation, you will learn the steps you need to take to implement MOS: engaging leadership in learning the improvement pattern; practicing the improvement pattern; using a complementary mentoring pattern to teach the improvement pattern; and using Standard Work to teach both the mentoring pattern and the improvement pattern to others in your organization. The presentation will also describe the steps taken to create coaches and subject matter experts in the patterns of improvement and mentoring to help guide the organization in its efforts.

In this presentation:

  • Find out about Modine Manufacturing's Modine Operating System (MOS).
  • Hear how MOS drives leadership to accelerate operational excellence.
  • Find out about Modine Manufacturing's improvement pattern.
  • Learn the steps for implementing MOS.
  • Find out how to train your improvement pattern coaches.
  • Hear how MOS may help your business.


Modine Manufacturing

Since 1916, Modine Manufacturing Company has applied innovative thermal technology to meet customer's needs. Founder A.B. Modine made innovation a company value and built a thriving business.

Modine breakthroughs in customized heating and cooling solutions have yielded state-of-the-art components, modules and systems that have given the world's vehicle makers and commercial equipment manufacturers a competitive edge in the markets they serve.


Jeffrey Uitenbroek, Director of Modine Operating System

Jeffrey G. Uitenbroek is Director of the Modine Operating System. He joined Modine in 2003 as Continuous Improvement Manager and became the Director of the Modine Operating System in 2009. Prior to joining Modine, Jeff was in the optical media industry, including 15 years at 3M Company in a variety of engineering, technical service, operations and management positions.

Jeff received a Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is an ASQ certified Six Sigma Black Belt.


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