Plant Tours and Workshops - Wednesday, April 9
You will have a chance to register for plant tours and workshops during the formal Leading Through Excellence registration process. All tours and workshops include lunch and, if applicable, transportation.
You are welcome to register for up to one morning workshop and one afternoon tour or, alternately, one all-day tour.
Interested in adding a tour or workshop to your registration or switching? Contact Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org
LeanCor - Florence, Ky.
Focus: Visual management, standard work, inventory flow optimization
About: Founded in 2005, LeanCor is a supply chain partner that delivers operational improvement and measurable financial results. Unlike other third-party logistics providers, LeanCor offers a combination of training and education, hands-on consulting, and outsourced logistics services. This integrated portfolio of services help organizations eliminate waste, drive down costs, and instill a problem-solving culture across their supply chain. In this tour, you'll get an exclusive tour of LeanCor's operations center, which has implemented visual management and standard work elements throughout. Following lunch, you'll be transported to the LeanCor Lean Fulfillment Center to see a lean warehouse in action as principles such as flow of inventory, disciplined processes, and visual management reduce operational waste.
More all-day, out-of-area tours to be added in early 2014!
Cause Mapping, with Peg Pennington, Exec. Director, COE
Pennington in her cause-mapping workshop demonstrates a rational, logical method of cutting the heart of the problems in an organization. The cause map is a visual representation of a crucial question in lean thinking: "What is the problem we are trying to solve?" By effectively working backwards through an event, the cause map helps illuminate the wide-ranging, marrow-deep gaps in a process instead of skimming the surface. Participants emerge with new insights on approaching a problem by asking questions first instead of springing to answer them. This is a valuable tool that can help make lasting improvements in your professional and everyday life, and in this workshop you'll have the chance to build cause maps in groups based on real-world events.
The Vigorous Learning Organization, with David Veech, Fisher College
In this workshop, participants will discuss issues affecting people and organizations on a global scale, and how we can structure organizations in the future to not only survive, but also thrive, increasing the quality of life of the people and communities they touch. One structure we will focus on is a Vigorous Learning Organization (VLO), an entity that understands its role in an increasingly complex global system and is structured to build actionable sensing and analytical skills in its people. A significant component is a rigorous learning system based on scientific problem solving following a refinement of the Plan-Do-Check-Act process we call the C4 process (Concern, Cause, Countermeasure, Confirm). We’ll break into small discussion groups to share personal experiences with each of the points of complexity the VLO model describes to frame a global problem, then mix up the groups to discuss the VLO as one countermeasure to the problem’s root cause.
Agenda - Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Mills James - Columbus, Ohio
Focus: Operational excellence in creative spaces, visual management, culture change
Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. - Marysville, Ohio
Focus: Visual management, product flow, lean manufacturing
Worthington Industries - Columbus, Ohio
Focus: Manufacturing changeover optimization, standard work