American Lean Manufacturing

The American Lean Manufacturing, organized by the American Conference Institute will take place from 24th February to the 25th February 2015 at the Marriott Northwest Galleria in Atlanta, USA. The conference will cover areas like Lean manufacturing.


08:00 AM - 05:10 PM (Feb 24) (General)
08:00 AM - 03:10 PM (General)

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100 - 500

10 - 50 Exhibitors Estimated Count

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Industrial Engineering


24-25 Feb 2015

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Francisco Santos

Francisco Santos

CEO at Porcelanas Costa verdea Verde

Aveiro, Portugal


Product Manager at El Sewedy-electrometer - Egypt

Cairo, Egypt

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Thomas Mort

Thomas Mort

Chief Operating Officer at Mission Point Energy Louisville, United States
Andrew Sauber

Andrew Sauber

Operations Business Unit Manager at Cooper Standard United States
Amir Ghannad

Amir Ghannad

Director - Campbell North America Operational Excellence and Global High... United States
Jim Rink

Jim Rink

Senior Manager at Caterpillar Inc. Chicago, United States
Shane Yount

Shane Yount

Principal and Author at Competitive Solutions Inc Carolina, Puerto Rico
Tracy Bates

Tracy Bates

Director of Quality at General Microcircuits, Inc California City, United States
Rick Foreman

Rick Foreman

.Vice President Lean Development at Federal Heath Sign Co Texas City, United States

Schedule & Agenda

Tue, 24 Feb09:15 AM - 10:00 AMWhy Do Lean Programs Fail, and What Can We Do About It?
Keith PriceVice President Quality and EHSFEI CompanySeeking the root causes behind why Operational Excellence programs often fail to meet their objectivesProving that lean thinking only works if it starts from the top while building from the bottomDemonstrating that progress is made through evolution, not revolutionIncorporating these truths into project planning and workforce development thinking
Tue, 24 Feb10:00 AM - 10:55 AMCASE STUDY: The Lean Leaderu2019s Role in Cultivating an Engaged Workforce
Amir GhannadDirector - Campbell North America Operational Excellence and Global High Performance OrganizationCampbell Soup CompanyExamining the unique role and responsibilities of leaders in transforming the culture and results of an organizationDemonstrating the power of Servant Leadership - Putting people first and expecting them to be extraordinaryIntroducing practical leadership approaches that compel and empower the participants to move their organization beyond the constraints of the past and go to the next level of performanceWinning support through early successes, ongoing training, and a clear path forward for your workforceIllustrating the value of soft skills of change management and effective communications to leaders of OpEx programsDiscussing different ways to bridge the cultural divide between lean thinkers and the rest of the company
Tue, 24 Feb11:40 AM - 01:35 PMCASE STUDY:Building Lean Muscle at General Microcircuitsu2026One Improvement at a Time
Tracy BatesDirector of QualityGeneral MicrocircuitsListening to your customers: How a clientu2019s supplier assessment inspired us to do betterCollaborating with experts: How an E3 grant from NCSU IES helped jumpstart our lean journeyUsing a multifaceted approach to fill your lean toolbox with what will work for youTaking baby steps, holding on to success, and building on what is workingLeveraging learnings across facilities and functions to share good ideasShowcasing progress so far both in the United States and in our Costa Rican operation
Tue, 24 Feb02:20 PM - 03:35 PMCASE STUDY:Recruiting and Inspiring the Leaders You Need to Take the Next Step in Your Lean Journey
Rick ForemanVice President Lean DevelopmentFederal Heath Sign Co.When is the right time to start building a Lean Leadership Team?Who should strategically be the earliest members? Offering best practices and working examples to identify and influence engagementCreating a learning and sharing environment that inspires lean thinking individually and as a teamBuilding a training and working culture that encourages cross-functionality, job shadowing, and mentoring as tools to cultivate holistic thinkersTaking the next step: Working with the Lean Leadership Team to launch their own lean initiatives and teach othersDiscussing lessons learned so far in the journey towards a truly team-led, self-managing Continuous Improvement workforc
Tue, 24 Feb03:35 PM - 04:10 PMCASE STUDY: Working With Internal and External Partners to Exceed Expectations from the Factory Floor to the Customeru2019s Door
Jim RinkManager, Strategic Manufacturing EngineeringCaterpillarDemonstrating the impact business collaboration in a value chain makes towards customer satisfaction and the bottom lineCoordinating throughout the supply chain to align processes, clarify objectives, coordinate metrics, divide responsibilities, and communicate progressCultivating a culture of shared success u2013 Lean principles work best in win-win scenariosImproving performance without disrupting the successful delivery of your business partnersu2019 needsOffering best practices to build and maintaining end-to-end supply chain communication between lean professionals
Tue, 24 Feb04:10 PM - 05:10 PMPANEL: How Does the Role of a Lean Professional Evolve in the Journey Towards a Continuous Improvement Culture?
Rick ForemanVice President Lean DevelopmentFederal Heath Sign Co.Andrew SauberOperations Business Unit ManagerCooper StandardMark PrestonPresident / CEOLean Applications, LLCKeith A. LeitnerFaculty, Graduate and Executive Education, College of Business AdministrationUniversity of Tennessee, KnoxvilleOutlining the lean executiveu2019s role in the planning and early decision-making stages behind performance management initiativesDebating how important a leader is as the catalyst for change at different stages of the lean journeyOffering ideas and experiences to grow and mature the lean professionalu2019s skillset and practical knowledge over timeUnderstanding the role of lean education in developing a learning organizationIdentifying the tipping point where an organization transforms from management-drive lean programming into a continuous improvement cultureWhat does a lean executive do when senior management declares u201cMission Accomplishedu201d?
Tue, 24 Feb05:10 PM - 05:10 PMClosing Remarks from Conference Chair, Conference Adjourns
Wed, 25 Feb09:15 AM - 09:45 AMKEYNOTE: Building Sustainable Cultures of Excellence Based on the Shingo Model
Robert MillerPresident, Arches Leadership LLC & Former ExecutiveDirector, The Shingo Prize for Operational ExcellenceOffering an overview of the past, present, and future of The Shingo Prize for Operational ExcellenceWhat differentiates u2018goodu2019 from u2018greatu2019 when we talk about lean programming and lean culture?Identifying the key systems and behaviors that cultures of sustainable continuous improvement all have in common. How are these qualities developed and maintained over time?Demonstrating the impact strong leadership, clear goals, and open communication have in producing long-term positive resultsShowcasing case studies of the Shingo Model in action. What can lean executives take away from these examples?
Wed, 25 Feb09:45 AM - 10:30 AMCASE STUDY: Leadership, Lean Thinking, and the Journey to Winning a Shingo Prize
Steve MooreGeneral Manager (Retired)Barnes Aerospace FabricatorsSharing the story of how Barnes Aerospace Fabricatorsu2019 lean journey contributed to:More than 950,000 hours worked without a lost time incidentA 53% reduction in scrap and rework and a 55% reduction in lead-timeA 28% increase in on-time deliveryUtah Manufacturers Associationu2019s Manufacturer of the Year award and the Quality Management System Award in 2013A Shingo Silver Medallion in 2011 and the Shingo Prize in 2014Talking about the importance of leadership on both the shop floor and in the head officeHow does the role of the leader evolve as a culture of Continuous Improvement matures within an organization?
Wed, 25 Feb11:35 AM - 12:35 PMPANEL: Encouraging Ambition: What Does the Future of Lean Look Like?
William (Bill) PetersonFaculty, Practitioner, and ConsultantUniversity of TennesseeKeith A. LeitnerFaculty, Graduate and Executive Education, College of Business AdministrationUniversity of Tennessee, KnoxvilleMark PrestonPresident / CEOLean Applications, LLCWhat is the next u201cBig Ideau201d for lean manufacturers? Where should we go from here?Setting far-reaching goals beyond the plant floor that scare you: People, sustainability, innovation, marketshareBuilding bridges between manufacturing operations and larger business plansIncorporating the needs and wants of your suppliers and your customers into your lean journeyPositioning lean as a critical component of your organizationu2019s growth strategyLinking theory of constraints with lean thinking
Wed, 25 Feb01:50 PM - 02:25 PMCASE STUDY: Applying Lean Principles to Energy Usage to Reduce Costs, Increase Performance, and Improve Productivity
homas MortCOO, Mission Point Energy and Former Global Energy Director, Archer Daniels Midland Company Showcasing examples of easy wins and quick victories that eliminate waste and improve efficiencies in energy usage that convince people positive changes can be achieved Encouraging input from all levels of the workforce and translating local successes into global best practicesCreating a system where success is reinvested into further efficiencies and improvements Demonstrating how incremental improvements and ongoing changes in workforce culture can produce an enormous return over time Offering ways to take these examples and lessons learned and apply it to your own operations
Wed, 25 Feb02:25 PM - 03:10 PMLean Product Development: How Should Lean Thinking Inform and Foster R&D Innovation and New Product Design?
Norbert MajerusMaster Black Belt, Lean and Six SigmaGoodyearHow should R&D and Lean Thinking align to improve the profitability of the companyu2019s new product development?Defining what Lean Thinking can and cannot do as companies seek new products and marketsEncouraging collaboration and input from manufacturers to design lean processes into the earliest stages of new product developmentIllustrating successful collaborations in action based on real-world examples
Wed, 25 Feb03:10 PM - 03:10 PMClosing Remarks from Conference Chair, Conference Concludes
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