Tracks = Continuous Improvement Fundamentals
Tuesday, April 02
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
The lean journey can be exciting, rewarding, and it certainly will face detours along the way. In this session you will learn a simple way to construct a lean roadmap to guide the journey, whether in a department, a manufacturing plant or an entire company. Speakers Susan Pleasant and Tim...
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Susan Pleasant

President
SPleasant Consulting
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Tim Fralin

Continuous Improvement Manager
NEAPCO Components
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Tuesday, April 02
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Learn from the best! Attend this session to hear directly from the 2018 IndustryWeek Best Plants Award winners. These winning facilities have taken different paths to excellence, employed different continuous improvement tools, and certainly have struggled in different ways when challenges were thrown in their paths. Nevertheless, they share a...
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Christopher Dubbs

Production Manager
Applied Technical Services
Panelist

Michael G Field

Chief Executive Officer
The Raymond Corp
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Tracy D Breeding

Plant Manager
Adient - West Point
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Tyron Javis

Operations Manager
Intertape Polymer Group
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Tuesday, April 02
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Instituting continuous improvement practices in your business can be daunting. Knowing where to focus your team’s time and resources is even more challenging. In this session, Sage Software’s panel of industry experts will share the best practices they have discovered working with hundreds of manufacturing customers and partners on their...
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Darin Steward

Strategic Manufacturing Solutions Expert
Sage
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Kelly Gezo

Strategic Manufacturing Solutions Expert
Sage
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Mark Pinard

Field Solutions Engineer
Sage
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Timothy Harfield

Product Marketing Manager
Sage
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Tuesday, April 02
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
This presentation will introduce attendees to several tools to help drive their operational excellence program. The first tool is Routing-By-Walking-Around (RBWA), which can best be described as taking value stream mapping to the gemba. This tool helps users gather a large amount of operational data by walking and mapping the...
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Raymond Kelly

Director Operational Excellence
Welbilt Frymaster
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Wednesday, April 03
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
The 5S System is a series of five simple, low-cost activities ("sort," "set in order," "shine," "standardize," and "sustain") designed to help you improve workplace organization and standardization. This simulation-based training program introduces the five steps and shows you how to apply them, one by one, to transform a cluttered,...
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Todd Tommaney

Consultant - Operational Excellence
Catalyst Connection
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Wednesday, April 03
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Lean manufacturing training continues to be a key component for companies seeking a culture of continuous improvement. This introductory course provides participants with the foundational knowledge of lean manufacturing tools and concepts they need to succeed.  Our deep-dive session combines both a classroom setting with hands-on simulation, which provides the participants...
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Todd Tommaney

Consultant - Operational Excellence
Catalyst Connection
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