Lean Summit 2020
April 6-7, 2020  |  Carlsbad, CA
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Plenary & Breakout Sessions

Are You Ahead or Behind? -- From Daily Struggle to Moving Forward Together

Kimberly Eng Kimberly Eng
Chief Operating Officer
Lynn Community Health Center
Kiame Mahaniah, MD Kiame Mahaniah, MD
Chief Executive Officer
Lynn Community Health Center

Too often, leaders rely on monthly stats and quarterly reports to make important operational decisions that can drastically impact the front line. Learn how LCHC is shifting decision-making power to frontline leaders, who best know the changes needed to achieve excellence for patients and financial stability for the organization.

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Staying the Course to a Lean Business System

Ronald P. Kelner Ronald P. Kelner
President and Chief Operating Officer
Deublin Company

Deublin President and CEO Ron Kelner will reveal how the Deublin Performance System (DPS), its version of the Toyota Production System, was developed and sustained since it began with changeover reduction on an assembly cell machine in 2008.

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Searching for the Perfect Cancer Care by Spreading Lean Around the System

Carlos Frederico Pinto Carlos Frederico Pinto
Lean Institute Brasil

Carlos Frederico Pinto, MD, known as “Dr. Fred,” will share how the Instituto de Oncologia do Vale (IOV), team has improved its own work and is helping to “reduce the cancer burden among us all” in the Sao Jose dos Campos Metro area, 60 miles from Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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The Future of Leadership: Embracing the Future by Making Work Meaningful

Robert Martichenko Robert Martichenko
Founder and CEO
LeanCor Supply Chain Group

As leaders, we are tasked with the combined goals of remaining relevant and competitive all while navigating the human elements of automation, artificial intelligence (AI), and the Internet of Things (IoT).

These technologies will fundamentally change how we work. While nobody really knows what work will look like in twenty years, we do know that leadership needs to change as we understand and connect the roles and relationships of people to these new technologies.

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Hardwiring: Shifting the Mindset & Skillset to Improve Results

Pat Greco Pat Greco
Senior Director of Thought Leadership, Studer Education Former School Superintendent
Menomonee Falls, WI

Learn how Pat Greco and her team shifted an underperforming school system to high performing by building individual and collective capacity to improve.

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Turner Construction Company

Peter J. Davoren Peter J. Davoren
President and Chief Executive Office
Turner Construction Company

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Learning Sessions

Building an Army of Improvers: Creating the Conditions to Improve, Learn, & Spread Results in Education & Beyond

Pat Greco Pat Greco
Senior Director of Thought Leadership, Studer Education Former School Superintendent
Menomonee Falls, WI
Suzanne Thomas Suzanne Thomas
Director of Quality and Analytics
School District of Menomonee Falls

Learn with leaders from a national bright spot in education about the conditions, commitments, and powerful team behaviors that impacted daily practice and resulted in significantly higher performance at scale.

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Changing the Culture by Truly Focusing on the Customer

Cindy Donchez Cindy Donchez
Manager, Continuous Improvement
Allison McCormick Allison McCormick
Senior Customer Compliance Analyst
Heather Vinson Heather Vinson
Continuous Improvement Professional

How does your customer measure you? We ask this a lot in continuous improvement, but how well do we practice it?

Learn how Crayola’s journey of focusing on the needs of its top customers sparked a transformational change in culture.

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Coaching with Intention: Insights into How to Support Perseverance and Learning

Katie Anderson Katie Anderson
Lean Leadership Coach
Integrand, LLC
Anna Pessah
Senior Consultant
Kaiser Permanente

Seasoned coaches will share coaching concepts and actual applications from their relationship as an external coach (Katie) and an internal coach (Anna) and how Anna then worked with leaders in her organization.

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Designing and Building a Lean Culture

Naomi Mathaba Naomi Mathaba
Senior Project Executive
Design and Construction,
Oregon Health &
Science University
Jessica Radecki Jessica Radecki
Healthcare Director
NBBJ Design

Learn how this team approached the challenge of creating a lean culture during the design of the Oregon Science and Health University Hospital Expansion Project in Portland.

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Examine complex problem solving inside of Toyota: A Case Study review

John Y. Shook John Y. Shook
Chairman Lean Global Network; Senior Advisor
Lean Enterprise Institute
Lisa Yerian, M.D. Lisa Yerian, M.D.
Medical Director, Continuous Improvement
Cleveland Clinic

Join skilled lean management practitioners John Shook, senior advisor to the Lean Enterprise Institute, and Lisa Yerian, MD, medical director of continuous improvement at the Cleveland Clinic, for a close examination of Toyota Production System (TPS) principles in action on a vexing problem.

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Habits of the Lean Leader

Sammy Obara Sammy Obara
LEI Faculty, President Honsha Associates
Honsha Associates
Carlos Vallejo
LSSBB - Manager
Costco Optical Lab

This session will cover key aspects of lean leadership to allow you to develop lean thinkers and problem solvers, create a sense of urgency and purpose, introduce standards and ensure adherence to them and establish priorities in a lean environment.

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Leader Behaviors for Sustaining Lean

Gary Vance Gary Vance
Director of Continuous Improvement
JBT Corporation

Learn leader behaviors that have been shown to effectively sustain real-world lean transformations over long periods of time and in many different industries.We will explore in-depth three specific leader behaviors and have the chance to practice them during the session.

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Learning by Doing: Insights from Leading a World-Class Lean Program

Daryl Powell Daryl Powell
Research Manager
SINTEF Manufacturing

In this interactive session, Daryl Powell (SINTEF, Norway) and Derek Daly (Hydroid, USA) share stories from Learning Lean at the Gemba of Kongsberg Maritime (KM) Subsea, a project-based solutions provider of advanced underwater sensor systems, including fishery sonars and catch monitoring systems, underwater mapping systems and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs).

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Overcoming Inertia: More Talk, More Action Through Kaizen Methodology

Mike De Luca Mike De Luca
Principal and Owner
Torre Consulting

Hear how Amadeus Hospitality utilizes kaizen to push transformation from isolated project-based changes to new sustainable daily ways of working. Results include elimination of additional headcounts, millions of dollars in direct savings, and better process improvement focus through a dramatic reduction in nonvalue-added work.

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The Challenges of Exponential Growth: Magalu Case

Henrique Imbertti Jr Henrique Imbertti Jr
Director of Organizational Agility
Magazine Luiza

Learn how a 60 year old company with more than 20,000 employees that used to be “a retail business with an IT department” became “a digital platform with physical stores and a human touch.”

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The Future of Leadership: Embracing the Future by Making Work Meaningful

Derek Browning Derek Browning
Consulting Services Director
LeanCor Supply Chain Group
Robert Martichenko Robert Martichenko
Founder and CEO
LeanCor Supply Chain Group

Building upon the concepts introduced in the general session, this workshop will dive deeper into the Triple Peaks framework.

In an interactive manner, you’ll discuss and build on your own implementation plan relative to the core dynamics of Respect, Knowledge, and Courage.

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The Trials and Tribulations of a 20 Year Lean Journey

Jennifer Christison Jennifer Christison
Senior Director, Improvement Strategy
Seattle Children's Hospital

The lean journey of Seattle Children’s Hospital has not been a linear one. Just like any organization, it has had ups and downs, successes, and failures. The thread that has guided this journey is fairly simple; asking and answering: “What problem are we trying to solve?”

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Zx-Quest: Building an Excellence Framework for the Long Haul

Steve Crowley Steve Crowley
Global Director of Operations
Zx-Ventures: an AB InBev company
Dana Mitchell Dana Mitchell
Global Manager of Operations
Zx-Ventures: an AB InBev company

In this session, Dana and Steve will share the story of how to build an organization from scratch from within a Fortune 500 company.

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