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March 2012 PDM

March 28, 2012
5:45 PM to 9:00 PM
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Newlands Golf & Country Club
21025 48th Avenue
Langley, BC V3A 3M3
http://www.newlandsgolf.com/
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Drop the Dogma! 5 Missing Ingredients that build the bridge between Lean actions and bottom line results.

Lean Manufacturing is the most prominent improvement approach in Industry today, and has been for several years. Companies throughout N. America are investing time, money and resources in Lean and some success stories are genuinely impressive. Yet there’s an elephant in the room! Managers who have championed or invested in Lean are reluctant to talk about it but the bottom line impact is often far from impressive – or even non-existent. Sure, these companies can usually point to “local improvements” – in a department or a work center – but where’s the ROI for the Business?

Steve’s presentation will highlight exactly those circumstances that can lead to Lean disappointment; and introduce 5 missing ingredients that can transform Lean actions into solid bottom line results. In a 21-plant experiment just one of these ingredients triggered a 10-times greater level of cost savings. But to gain the benefits, managers have to have the courage to challenge the dogma and trust their own thinking!