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Tour of Goodyear Headquarters - June 24, 2013
In 2012, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.’s Norbert Majerus shared with COE the company’s remarkable application of lean principles to its research and development division. On June 24, COE is offering members the chance to see this transformation up close. Join this members-only tour for a look at Goodyear's brand-new Akron campus, Operations Management Center, and Knowledge and Project Management division is set for June 24.
This gemba walk includes a special address from Goodyear Chairman, President, and CEO Rich Kramer, outlining the company’s strategy and its links to operational excellence. Interim Chief Technology Officer Joe Zekoski also will highlight Goodyear’s lean journey in product development from its start to formal creation.
At the Operations Management Center, attendees will get an inside look at how Goodyear has implemented visual management as it works to develop and turn out a staggering 1,500 tire SKUs a year. In the Knowledge and Project Management division, attendees will see how the company has created standard work for projects.
The company’s new campus, meanwhile, highlights how a continued drive to be collaborative and focus on the customer have influenced a multimillion-dollar construction project.
Administrative Professionals Forum - June 28, 2013
Eat, Play, Love: Beyond Food - The Keys to a Healthy, Balanced Life
featuring Amy Marzluff, holistic health coach
When all the pieces fall into place, you feel healthy, are more productive at work, and find more balance. Marzluff (pictured, right) in this session looks at life holistically and provides insight on how to create a more vibrant life through nutrition and lifestyle.
Marzluff graduate from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City and is certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She also has a continuing education certification in integrative nutrition from Columbia University. Learn more on her website.
Site: Longaberger Alumni House, 2200 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH
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