BRILLIANT MOVES AND BIG MISTAKES
Jun
4
to Jun 7

BRILLIANT MOVES AND BIG MISTAKES

Perspective on an 18-Year Journey

When the Seattle Children's Hospital began using LEAN 18 years ago, they were among a handful of healthcare organizations to do so.  Their experience since then has provided numerous important learning opportunities; some discovered, as a result, wonderful success and some as a result of significant failures. This presentation will reflect on the Seattle Children's Hospital journey discussing what they've learned through the years, including persevering through senior leadership changes, adjusting to changing business environments, engaging employees, integrating different Quality Improvement initiatives, and defining the leaders' role in a LEAN journey.

Rating: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

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BREAKTHROUGH! STOP DANCING AND START WRESTLING
Jun
4
to Jun 7

BREAKTHROUGH! STOP DANCING AND START WRESTLING

How We Confronted Our Biggest Issues and Beat Them Back Using Hoshin KanrI

Your organization has started on the LEAN journey. You are working hard to develop a LEAN culture and your teams are removing waste through continuous improvement. But wait!  Despite all of this, your organization is still struggling with the same big and complicated issues. Continuous Improvement is important, but it isn’t enough. Setting Breakthrough Goals through Hoshin Kanri changes the game. Hear how New Flyer used Hoshin Kanri to move to the next level, the challenges and lessons learned and the importance of setting five-year goals and defining "True North" in a busy, dynamic and growing business.

Rating: Intermediate

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Senior Leaders as Coaches V’s Delegators
Jun
4
to Jun 7

Senior Leaders as Coaches V’s Delegators

It all starts with a Plan

GE Aviation has embarked on a journey to strengthen its supply chain by training their senior leaders on how to lead a LEAN culture.  In this session, learn how G/E is working with six critical suppliers to implement Jishuken (18 month plan – Toyota Method of training their Suppliers). This process moves the senior leaders role from delegation of LEAN to involvement as coaches and teachers through identifying and closing gaps in knowledge. 400% improvement on throughput and 100% reduction in reject rate on critical lines has been achieved through the projects that the senior leaders have undertaken as part of the Jishuken process.

Rating: Advanced

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A LEAN Construction Journey
Jun
4
to Jun 7

A LEAN Construction Journey

Standardization of variable environments and attitudes

Bockstael is a 105 year old Manitoba based Construction Management firm with a mission to build a better experience for customers, employees and supply chain partners, through a strong belief in LEAN, Innovation, Safety, People and Clients for Life. Hear about Bockstael’s LEAN journey in an industry that faces variable conditions and a traditional command and control culture. Every project and every job site different. Each project can have more than thirty subcontractors who can each have multiple supply chain partners. Learn how Bockstael’s leadership has used LEAN thinking to successfully navigated and addressed these challenging conditions.

Rating: Beginner

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Hillbilly LEAN
Jun
4
to Jun 7

Hillbilly LEAN

LEAN Leadership from the Grass Roots Level

Combine World operates in a non-manufacturing industry that is changing very rapidly. Most competitors are struggling or out of business. CWI’s success started with the implementation of core LEAN tools such as 5S, Value Stream Mapping and Root Cause Analysis. After six years of LEAN, CWI is now focusing heavily on growing leadership within the organization. This presentation will explain in layperson’s terms how Combine World now uses LEAN as a strategy to run the business. The approach is easy to understand, but not so easy to do!

Rating: Intermediate

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HUDDLE BOARDS - GOAL!
Jun
4
to Jun 7

HUDDLE BOARDS - GOAL!

The Goal of Huddle Boards is Daily Improvement

Sports teams huddle prior to the big game - they amp up team's enthusiasm, review their game plan and set their sights on the ultimate GOAL of winning the game. POS Bio-Sciences uses huddle boards for the same purpose:

G - Good start to the day

O - On target?

A - Awareness

L - Load Leveling

Attendees will learn how to run a standardized, efficient huddle that meets the GOAL of improving health and safety, quality and production in all areas of their company.

Rating: Beginner

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Cops and Kaizens II
Jun
4
to Jun 7

Cops and Kaizens II

Expanding the Investigation into Waste

This presentation focuses on the expansion of LEAN in the Winnipeg Police Service and how it has increased employee engagement and enhanced service delivery.  Hear examples from across the organization, how customized LEAN application in administrative, mechanical and investigative value streams is building organizational buy-in, how police vehicles are repaired quicker and at less cost, how crime scene management has been improved and how court disposition data entry cycle time has been reduced by eighty percent.

Rating: Intermediate

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LEAN Learning for Education
Jun
4
to Jun 7

LEAN Learning for Education

Implementing process improvements to post-secondary education

In this presentation, you will hear how the Red River College started their LEAN journey and the steps they have taken on a college-wide basis to implement process improvement. You will learn about the drivers for change and the staff training and process improvement projects that are being undertaken to build a culture to facilitate change. You will also hear about the challenges that come with implementing improvements in academic programs and college-wide administrative functions. 

Rating: Beginner, Intermediate

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Grow LEAN People
Jun
4
to Jun 7

Grow LEAN People

Invest in up front training of your team

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At Loewen Windows, LEAN training starts before new hires start their new job. Loewen has learned that investing in the training of newly hired employees prior to starting in their new position, makes them stronger and positively impacts the work culture. Hear how simple techniques can teach new employees to see waste before they start work at their station or office desk, making them ‘LEAN waste hunters’ and how engaging team members and empowering each of them to continuously fix ‘what bugs them’, makes their life easier and improves productivity and morale.

Rating: Advanced

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Sold Out!
Jun
4
to Jun 7

Sold Out!

Finding stability after 6 years of double-digit growth

“You need a change agent.”  “You need buy-in from upper management.”  “You need training.”  “You need LEAN involvement beyond the shop floor.  You need…”  Degelman Industries has collected and acted upon LEAN advice from many sources over many years.  Their implementation projects, programs and efforts have ebbed and flowed depending upon the actions of a few people.  Many things have gone wrong, but they are still on the LEAN journey, because of noticeable, significant results.  Follow the Degelman experience to find out what barriers they encountered and how they have blasted past all of them to become one of the fastest growing manufacturers in Saskatchewan and North Dakota.

Rating: Beginner, Intermediate

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The Value of LEAN
Jun
4
to Jun 7

The Value of LEAN

Superior's Journey

Hear how a decision to implement LEAN has driven improvement in culture and the bottom line. The Superior Cabinets LEAN journey began in 2012, with a decision to embrace continuous improvement on the shop floor.  Positive changes were made through a homegrown concept called the “Quick Kaizen”. The momentum quickly spread to other areas of the organization including Finance, Corporate Services, Sales and Operations, and applying the fundamental LEAN concepts of 5S and waste elimination has shown real bottom line savings. Anyone contemplating their own journey as well as seasoned LEAN practitioners will find value in the how the concepts were adopted and success measured.

Rating: Beginner

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DAILY MANAGEMENT AT THE ST. BONIFACE HOSPITAL
Jun
4
to Jun 7

DAILY MANAGEMENT AT THE ST. BONIFACE HOSPITAL

CREATING A CULTURE OF EXCELLENCE THROUGH DAILY MANAGEMENT

The St. Boniface Hospital started their LEAN Journey in 2008 with the goal of improving the quality of patient care. This presentation will walk you through the history of their Lean journey, starting with tool based activities like Kaizen events and the trials and tribulations they had in sustainment and later realizing the need for a system based approach.  Hear about the St. Boniface Hospital experience with developing, adapting, and spreading a daily management system across the organization.  Learn about the results, challenges, and next steps for St. Boniface on it's quest for everyday excellence.

Rating: Advanced

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Managing for Daily Improvement
Jun
4
to Jun 7

Managing for Daily Improvement

Utilizing Trend, Pareto, Action against your KPI's for daily sustainable improvements

Hear how Digi-Key Electronics has implemented a “Managing for Daily Improvement” methodology. MDI at Digi-Key is structured around tiered communication through 3 levels of the organization. Communication is held through a cadence of daily meetings with not only the shop floor employees, but the entire leadership within the organization. Learn how MDI has brought accountability, transparency, and most importantly empowerment to the team members. The data produced from this program has lead to improved effectiveness and real bottom line results.

Rating: Intermediate

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Kata in the Classroom Simulation Exercise
Jun
4
to Jun 7

Kata in the Classroom Simulation Exercise

A deeper understanding of the Improvement Kata pattern

In this session, Mike Rother will run a hands-on exercise that introduces the pattern of the Improvement Kata. Scientific thinking is a basis for creativity and successfully pursuing seemingly unattainable goals. The Improvement Kata (IK) is a four-step scientific striving pattern, practiced in many business organizations, that makes scientific thinking a teachable skill anyone can learn. Participants will leave this session with a deeper understanding of the Improvement Kata pattern through applying it in a hands-on way and will have the ability to run the KiC exercise in their own organization.

Rating: Beginner, Intermediate , Advanced

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BANKING ON LEAN
Jun
4
to Jun 7

BANKING ON LEAN

Transforming a Credit Union One Process at a Time

LEAN values are co-operative values too! Come learn about a ground up LEAN implementation within a non-manufacturing environment. Learn how LEAN is being used to transform workplace culture within a large Manitoba based Credit Union and how Kaizens are driving improved member and employee experiences. 

Rating: Beginner

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Implementing a Sustainability Program in Your Operation
Jun
5
to Jun 7

Implementing a Sustainability Program in Your Operation

Tying Lean into Sustainability in a Practical Implementation

Whether you are getting started or have the basics of a company sustainability program, this presentation will guide you towards a practical implementation of the process by providing awareness of what you may already be doing, utilizing LEAN tools to advance the process, and providing documentation for your organization in an environment with an increasing emphasis on sustainability. Crown Equipment Corporation, a leader in material handling equipment manufacturing and sustainability, has been successful in implementing ISO 14001, achieving zero landfill and receiving recognition for sustainable manufacturing.  Crown has made significant progress in sustainability using LEAN which we share with our customers, our communities and employees throughout the world.

Rating: Intermediate

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Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement
Jun
5
to Jun 7

Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement

Building a Culture of Engagement at Intermountain Healthcare 

One of the challenges in healthcare is to ensure that front-line team members are engaged in continuous improvement. Physicians are key front-line leaders that must be engaged.  Dr. Matt Pollard will give examples of how the Intermountain Continuous Improvement Method provides the processes, tools and environment where physicians help identify problems, participate in problem solving and drive standards to improve clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction and flow. This Method has generated thousands of ideas from front-line staff and physicians and contributed to Intermountain Healthcare's position as a leader in the healthcare industry.

Rating: Intermediate

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Dynamic Value Stream Transformation
Jun
5
to Jun 7

Dynamic Value Stream Transformation

Connecting the Dots Between the Supplier, the Business and the Customer

Hear how Duha has approached its value stream strategies through ‘Dynamic Value Stream Transformation’. In the first phase of "Setting the Expectation", all employees were trained to better understand what it is like to be a supplier and customer within the value stream. In the second phase of “Aligning for Success” this learning was applied to the external supplier value stream, where it was critical for both parties to understand each other’s strengths and limitations. The third phase involved working on the customer value stream in "Building the Bridge for the Future”, where a complete partnership was established between the supplier, the business and the customer.

Rating: Beginner, Intermediate

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Positive Tribal Transformations of three Negative Cultures
Jun
5
to Jun 7

Positive Tribal Transformations of three Negative Cultures

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

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THE PURSUIT OF A ROBUST MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Jun
5
to Jun 7

THE PURSUIT OF A ROBUST MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

A ROBUST MANAGEMENT SYSTEM DELIVERS RESULTS

In this presentation you will learn how Baptist Memorial Health Care is pursuing a delivery model of care that focuses on providing the Right Care, at the Right Time, in the Right Place, and at the Right Cost. You will hear how important it is to develop a robust Management System capable of facilitating these focuses.

Rating: Beginner, Intermediate

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Lean Management Systems Driving Performance
Jun
5
to Jun 7

Lean Management Systems Driving Performance

Lean Leadership + Lean Processes = Business Results

With a revenue growth rate of over 15% per year for 15 years, Systems Control would not have been able to thrive and grow without a dedication to Lean systems. Like many others, the company started on its Lean journey by focusing on tools such as value stream mapping, standard work and kaizen events.  Hear how in order to sustain improvements and move to a new level, Systems Control implemented a Lean management system and how several years into the journey, practical problem solving, leader standard work, daily management and strategy deployment were added.

Rating: Beginner, Intermediate

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People Matter
Jun
5
to Jun 7

People Matter

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.

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Cummins CMEP Journey
Jun
5
to Jun 7

Cummins CMEP Journey

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

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Continuing the Journey of Excellence
Jun
5
to Jun 7

Continuing the Journey of Excellence

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.

Rating: Beginner

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LEAN Thinking at WestJet
Jun
5
to Jun 7

LEAN Thinking at WestJet

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.

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Public Education Embraces LEAN Strategies
Jun
5
to Jun 7

Public Education Embraces LEAN Strategies

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.

Rating: Beginner

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Zingerman's LEAN Journey: from Kanban to Kata
Jun
5
to Jun 7

Zingerman's LEAN Journey: from Kanban to Kata

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.

Rating: Beginner

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Visually Managing our People Processes
Jun
5
to Jun 7

Visually Managing our People Processes

Managing for Daily improvement in HR processes 

Visual management in the office setting can easily turn into daily reporting instead of daily improvement. Learn how Ingersoll Rand is achieving results through visual management of their people processes and how Lean principles can be applied and have huge impact in a functional HR environment.

Rating: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

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Aligning Accounting and Operations on the LEAN Journey
Jun
5
to Jun 7

Aligning Accounting and Operations on the LEAN Journey

Bridging the Gap Between Accounting, Operations and Strategy

Accountants typically do not understand Lean, do not know how to measure Lean improvements and generally have not been asked to participate in Lean activities that usually focus on the shop floor. On the other hand, Operations’ professionals typically achieve great gains and are surprised their efforts are not recognized by the Accountants. It is imperative that Accounting and Operations work together to develop new metrics and “plain English” financial reporting.  This presentation will illustrate what can be done to eliminate the disconnect between Accounting and Operations.

Rating: Intermediate

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Linking Lean Systems and Strategic Plans
Jun
5
to Jun 7

Linking Lean Systems and Strategic Plans

Aligning and Executing Lean with Corporate Strategy

Applied successfully at Accuride, winner of four AME Excellence Awards, Hoshi Kanri is being utilized by organizations in many different industry sectors.  In this interactive presentation, attendees will learn how to develop an aligned Lean Systems strategy by transforming business strategies into tactical action plans. They will see how they can visualize, articulate and execute a plan to meet goals and objectives via Hoshin Kanri and supporting system tools. They will also have the opportunity to create and take home working samples relevant to their own work environment.

Rating: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

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The Three Spaces Of LEAN Transformation
Jun
5
to Jun 7

The Three Spaces Of LEAN Transformation

Lessons learned by former private sector leaders starting a LEAN journey in a public sector organization

As former private sector aerospace technical leaders, we worked for many years in a culture of continuous improvement and LEAN transformation.  After we moved to new leadership careers in the public sector, we advocated to start our new organization down its own LEAN journey.  Join us as we walk you through our lessons learned through the initial stages of our LEAN transformation at Manitoba Housing.  We will share a conceptual model that we have developed that we believe is crucial for the senior leadership to follow, if the LEAN journey is to be possible.  The presentation will focus on the importance of the senior leader role in the Lean transformation, and the tendency for the leader to be the key obstacle to success.

Rating: Intermediate

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