Organizations have been adopting Lean for a very long time now. Executives who are currently going through a Lean transformation will confirm how difficult it is to ensure success. They'll also tell you that success is largely dependent on the ability to attain buy-in from senior leadership and develop a culture that supports the transformation.
This manufacturing-focused GEC meeting focused on the topic of lean transformation. Those in attendance learned from two thought leaders: Eric Pope, VP of Operations at tier 1 oil & gas supplier and Shingo Prize-winning US Synthetic and John Biedry, Director of Global Lean Enterprise at Nike.
Nike 2.0: Learn how to Implement Next Generation Lean Manufacturing Processes
- How Nike detected opportunities for growth and reimagined its Lean strategy to meet growing demand
- The steps involved in implementing next-generation Lean processes and how can you align your capability to achieve them
- Just do it--The role technology plays in executing your strategy
- How Nike is thinking differently about the next 5-10 years in global manufacturing
The Role of Leadership in Driving the Success of Lean Initiatives from a Shingo Prize Winner
Eric discussed these areas below that were critical in driving transformation in his organization:
- How leadership systems impact the shop floor
- How to define your true objectives, and a plan to communicate those goals to your team effectively
- How to apply Critical OutPuts Analysis (COPA) to set performance targets and timelines for the creation and sustainment of a continuous improvement culture
- How to identify what you need in terms of tools and culture change to achieve your objectives
- Moving beyond tools and tactics to win hearts and minds through culture change
- New ways to motivate and empower a workforce to achieve positive outcomes
- An overview of US Synthetic’s experiences