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: On this tour, get an exclusive look at the day-to-day operations of this third-party logistics provider, which supports 44 plants, five cross-docks, 1,700-plus suppliers, and 1,200-plus outbound shipping locations. In the first part of the tour, attendees will see LeanCor's control center for tactical transportation management, where visual management is used not just to track the movement of cargo but highlight problems. The tour also highlights how leaders are engaged in problem-solving. After lunch, see a 110,000-square-foot ot in-bound replenishment facility LeanCor runs nearby, which supports a number of major automakers. Here, LeanCor has implemented visible metrics for tracking the engagement of the 100-worker team hour-by-hour, painting an agile, accurate picture of how workflow is moving.
More all-day, out-of-area tours to be added in early 2014!
Looking for Big Improvements Within and Beyond Your Four Walls, with Prof. Tom Goldsby
Small groups are recommended, though not required, for this workshop
This workshop, led by Fisher logistics professor Tom Goldsby, equips attendees with the tools to identify critical “pain points” in the extended value stream and create a strategic roadmap for dramatic process improvements. Attendees begin by taking a “60,000-foot view” of their organization with an extended value stream map: How does product and/or information flow? Who are they buying from or selling to? Where is value created and lost? In the next level, the “20,000-foot view,” attendees draft a more detailed analysis of specific parts of the value stream, tracking timing, frequency, and volume with a specific supplier or customer. Finally, attendees examine the process-level activity where work is conducted and shine a light on critical opportunities for improvement. Attendees emerge with an actionable problem statement and project charter.
Cause Mapping, with Peg Pennington, Exec. Director, COE (SOLD OUT)
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
Transportation Research Center - East Liberty, Ohio
Port Columbus International Airport - Columbus, Ohio
Focus: Operations management
Mills James - Columbus, Ohio (SOLD OUT)
Focus: Operational excellence in creative spaces, visual management, culture change
Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. - Marysville, Ohio (SOLD OUT)
Focus: Visual management, product flow, lean manufacturing
Worthington Industries - Columbus, Ohio
Focus: Manufacturing changeover optimization, standard work