IIE Best Practices in Managing Continuous Improvement 2014
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Lessons of continuous improvement from industry leaders

"The key challenges of managing continuous improvement are sustaining the results and recognizing that it is an iterative process. Organizations need to recognize that change is slow to achieve, and it requires a people-centric approach to achieve sustainable transformation."
-Sreekanth Ramakrishnan, Ph.D., advisory engineer and scientist, IBM 

Featuring six sessions of insights from an elite group of international leaders, the 2014 Best Practices in Managing Continuous Improvement virtual conference, presented by the Society for Engineering & Management Systems (SEMS), will provide key insight into all forms of continuous improvement.

In this one-day event, you will learn best practices in sustained continuous improvement from industry leaders who will use real-life examples to lead presentations and discussions reviewing key challenges and opportunities in sustaining continuous improvement.

No other conference addresses all forms of continuous improvement, and the one-day virtual format means you can participate without expensive travel or excessive time away from work. Plus, your registration will also purchase access to archives of the conferences, so you can return later to watch your favorite sessions or to catch up on any sessions you miss live.

Participating Organizations

Conference presenters represent world-class companies, hospitals and research organizations including The Hershey Company, Honeywell Building Solutions, Toyota Production System Support Center Inc., Baylor Scott & White Health, The Center for Lean Business Management LLC and the KTH Royal Institute of Technology. 

Continuous improvement … or perish?

Continuous improvement is not only expected in this era of rapid technological advances and fierce international competition, it is often a prerequisite for organizational survival. Get insight into realizing the benefits of continuous improvement, as well as avoiding the key pitfalls of failing to develop the appropriate organizational culture, aligning improvements with strategic intent, managing an overflow of improvement projects, or otherwise failing to create the right environment to sustain the improvements made.

More reasons to save the date - Nov. 12, 2014

  • Learn what other leaders are doing to refine and optimize their sustained continuous improvement efforts. 
  • Receive a comprehensive overview of the factors that determine long-term and short-term continuous improvement success. 
  • Identify tools and methods that can increase shared understanding of, and transparency in, your strategic continuous improvement approach. 
  • Develop new insights from case studies in various sectors where sustained increased productivity and profitability were realized through continuous improvement programs (e.g., lean, Six Sigma, theory of constraints, etc.). 
  • Understand differences and similarities in improvement approaches across different contexts, including manufacturing and service. 
  • Ask direct questions of leading experts in the field of sustained continuous improvement. 
  • No travel required – take it all in from wherever you can carry your compute.