How I transformed three companies into cultures that are Serious Fun, and still got all the results we hoped for!
“No one wants to work, but we all have to, so why not make it FUN!”. This is a philosophy that was sparked by words from Mike’s father over 20 years ago and took him down the road to make the culture of Argus the focus and make the financial statements the results of their efforts. Intentional culture and LEAN manufacturing have blurred the lines at Argus of what it means to be efficient and results driven. Mike’s talk will show you how leadership starts and ends with culture. The Argus Tribal Culture is something you want to learn about, but beware, this is not a formula, but an example of how to build your own tribe from the ground up!
Rating: Beginner, Intermediate
Applying LEAN Principles in the Service Sector
ImagineAbility Inc. (formerly Versatech Industries Ltd.) is a non-profit day service organization that provides a work environment, as well as job and recreational opportunities for people living with an intellectual disability. They also supply the business community with packaging and assembly services. The vision of the organization is that all individual are valued, accepted and can realize their potential. Hear how ImagineAbility engages and empowers their people in coming up with suggestions to improve processes and better serve the customer.
Standard Work to Standard Training
Join us on a walk through the Cummins Midrange Engine Plant (CMEP) LEAN journey and hear about the successes and challenges along the way. We started with developing Standardized Work. Once we had it fully implemented we then focused on training our employees using TWI (Training Within Industry) JI (Job Instruction). Now our focus is geared toward teaching employees TWI JM (Job Method) to use during Kaizen events. The end goal is to have all 600+ employees to think like an Industrial Engineer and make their jobs as LEAN as possible.
Rating: Beginner, Intermediate
Driving and enabling performance through people engagement
This presentation will focus on the journey and stages of transformation in implementing the Boeing Production System at Boeing Canada Winnipeg Operations. It will highlight the successes and lessons learned in one thin sliver of the organization. Hear about the importance of ‘One Voice’ at the leadership level, Clear Roles at different levels in the organization and engaging employees in Systematic Problem Solving. Learn about the key drivers of employee engagement and derailers that impede deployment plans. Whether you want to shift your site's existing culture or enhance it, expedite transformation or reflect on strategies that work for your own business, this presentation will be of interest to you.
Kaizen team drives faster aircraft turn time
Hear how LEAN is being applied at WestJet Airlines to support the corporate mission of providing safe, friendly and affordable air travel. Learn how a Kaizen team tackled aircraft grooming, mapping out the current state, analyzing and removing non value-add activity and standardizing the work across the workforce, resulting in significant improvement in aircraft turn time.
Change for the better
In education, we differentiate instruction to meet the needs of ALL learners on a daily basis. Hear how Brandon School Division's school leaders embraced the opportunity to use LEAN strategies to implement a differentiated hiring process for teachers…a Kaizen event that most certainly provided a "change for the better". Learn how LEAN strategies have been implemented in a public sector organization that embraces LEAN best practices. Engaging people and empowering leaders are common in Education and participants will see how listening to ideas and then acting on them is both effective and rewarding.
LEAN implementation in a highly variable and extremely seasonal business
In this presentation you will hear how Zingerman's has been building a culture of continuous improvement since 2003…literally from Kanban to Kata! Zingerman’s hires and trains 300 temporary staff each holiday season. Learn about Zingerman’s system for hiring, which uses a skills test rather than a traditional interview and achieves a go/no go decision to hire on the spot, letting candidates know straight away if they have a job, which job and when they will start.