The Role and Importance of Leadership in Driving Change in the Process IndustriesJune 4 | 2 p.m. Eastern timePresenter: Hilary S. Kraft, HRK Consulting
Summary: Lean changes can be instituted at any point in time to improve a company’s operations, but ensuring that those changes are sustainable requires creating a lean culture. What is a lean culture? A "culture" means "the way we do things around here." To create a lean culture, employees must understand not only what to do, but why to do it.
Creating a Lean and Green Business System – Techniques for Improving Profits and SustainabilityJune 6 | 2 p.m. Eastern timePresenter: Keivan Zokaei, Lean Consultant
Summary: This presentation will draws upon a number of case studies from leading companies who are bridging the gap lean and green. But more importantly, it will provide a systematic approach for creating a lean and green business system, covering all aspects of the enterprise from internal operations to supply chain and from people enabling processes to strategy.
Process ImprovementJune 11 | 2 p.m. Eastern timePresenters: Larry Lynch, Lynch & Associates and Merwan Mehta, Ph.D., East Carolina University
Summary: The first presentation will address a process improvement effort that was initiated in 2012 as a community service (pro bono) project as requested by management "to improve the transportation system."
The second presentation will address using the normal curve to control processes and how to use the seven tools of quality. The normal curve can provide us with the means to control all kinds of processes.
Sustainable Supply Chain Management StrategiesJune 13 | 2 p.m. Eastern timePresenter: Aarti Sharma, Ph.D., Sustainable Value Alliance
Summary: In this presentation, Dr. Sharma will highlight how some corporations are integrating environmental, social and economic sustainability principles in their supply chain management strategies.
Enabling Value Driven Care Through Integration of Cost Engineering, Process Improvement and Variation Reduction StrategiesJuly 25 | 2 p.m. Eastern timePresenters: Phil Oravetz, MD, Adam Kelchlin, Will Barrette, Michael Louviere
Summary: Out-of-control costs, coupled with declining reimbursements and patients shifting into government funded insurance programs pose a serious threat to patients’ ability to receive affordable, quality care. Leveraging the fundamentals of cost engineering, process improvement, and variation reduction, Ochsner Health System is reversing the cost trend and delivering value based care, solving the quality versus affordability equation. The OHS Pursuit of Value project targets the minimization of practice variation enabling significant cost savings.
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