Introduction and Welcome
7:45 a.m. - 8 a.m.
Larry Aft, P.E., Director of Continuing Education and Program Development, Institute of Industrial Engineers
8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
D. Scott Sink, Ph.D., P.E., Program Director, Lean Sigma Certification, The Ohio State University
The session will include discussions on how to start an operational excellence (OE) initiative or program. It will cover infrastructure and planning issues, governance, producing results, positioning, etc. Sink brings 25 years of experience leading OE efforts and helping organizations improve their effectiveness.
John Crutchfield, Senior Manager – Industrial Engineering, The Boeing Co.
8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Boeing has had a very large and impactful industrial and systems engineering (ISE) presence for the better part of 60 years. Crutchfield will speak to the history and evolution of industrial engineering at Boeing and then more broadly discuss comparative strategies in the industry in terms of how ISE is deployed and capitalized on. In his “thought leader” role and as a member of the Council on Industrial Engineering, he will share his views on how ISE can be best deployed in aerospace and defense businesses to achieve operational excellence.
9:15 – 9:45 a.m.
Q&A Panel with Scott Sink
Curtis Burnett, Manager – Manufacturing Engineering, Deere & Co.
10 – 10:45 a.m.
Like Boeing, Deere and Co. has been an industry leader in the impactful deployment of ISE. Burnett will share the history and evolution of industrial engineering at Deere with a focus on lessons learned. He will then share his views on how ISE is evolving to contribute to Deere for the next 20 to 30 years. In his “thought leader” role and as a member of the Council on Industrial Engineering, he will share his views on how ISE should be designed and deployed to have the greatest impact on organizational performance and sustainability in major manufacturing organizations.
10:45 – 11:30 a.m.
Q&A Panel with Scott Sink
David Poirier, CEO, The Poirier Group Ltd.
12:30 – 1:15 p.m.
Poirier will present his Integrated Systems Engineering ‘Stop Sign’ Model that he has been employing for more than 25 years. He has been involved in OE and transformation programs in retail, life sciences, distribution and supply chain, and enterprise support services. He also will cover how to navigate the permanent white waters of competition and internal politics relative to being successful with OE programs and the deployment of industrial and systems engineers in these efforts. He will share lessons learned from his senior leadership positions at Loblaw Companies, Hudson’s Bay Co. and MDS International. Poirier has been very successful at ensuring that the ISE role and contributions have been well-positioned strategically, tactically and operationally in all of his assignments. He understands the full potential of ISE and will reveal how you can position the ISE role, function and talents successfully to serve your entire organization.
1:15 – 1:45 p.m.
Capstone Panel & Closing
2 – 3 p.m.