Actions and Detail Panel
How to Run a Successful Kaizen Event (DeKalb Manufacturing Growth Meeting...
Thu, April 13, 2017, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM EDT
Manufacturing Growth Educational Series*
Location: Georgia Piedmont Technical College
Lunch is included in the registration price
How to Run a Successful Kaizen Event
Kaizen is a Japanese term, which literally means, “change for better.” In Lean manufacturing, a Kaizen event is a process of finding and solving problems by creating a team of individuals to work intensively on the problem over a short period of time.
Join us for a lunch-and-learn to:
Discuss the basic steps of a Kaizen event from defining the charter to report out
Participate in or observe a hands-on demonstration of a Kaizen Event in action
Discover how you can use Kaizen events in your facility to reduce wastes and solve problems
Learn how you can encourage employees from different departments to work together for improved efficiency and morale
Event includes lunch, networking, presentation, case study, and Q&A.
Series Partners: Decide Dekalb Development Authority and Georgia Piedmont Technical College
Speaker: Sam Darwin is a project manager for Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute. He helps companies initiate successful Lean programs, recover from import competition impacts, and provides logistics expertise.
Previously, Darwin was a leader in the Lean transformation at Schlumberger Industries in South Carolina. Since 1985, he has been a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officer and currently serves as Brigade Deputy Commander in the Army National Guard.
Darwin has a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Auburn University and Master of Science in Management from Georgia State. He is also a registered P.E. and earned a Certified Logistics Professional from Georgia Tech.
*This quarterly lunch-and-learn educational series will deliver actionable tips and tools of the trade specifically designed to help Georgia Manufacturers grow their business.