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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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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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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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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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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Leader Standardized Work - Planning for Success
Jun
5
to Jun 7

Leader Standardized Work - Planning for Success

It Starts with a Plan

Cummins Mid-Rage Engine Plant (CMEP) is very similar to every manufacturing plant in existence today - we are all striving to survive to stay in business to keep our jobs and the jobs of those around us. As front line supervisors and team coordinators, we are given one of the most important jobs within the plant: leading out team in the battle of survival and the success of this battle is the battle of the fittest that is the name of the game.  Those that can will and those that can’t won’t.  In order to be successful at this you will need to involve everybody in this fight, improving every day to serve the customer better than the day before with a minimum of waste.  Your key indicators will be your KPI’s (S-Safety – protect our greatest asset – our people, Q-Quality – protect our customers, P-Production – protect our business). 

Rating: Advanced

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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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