Presentations

Our past presentations are detailed below for your information.

Why Lean Initiatives Fail

October 15, 2018

In the last 20 years I have been part of many “Lean Manufacturing Initiatives.” Some were successful and some not so much. Research indicates that from 50% to 90% of these initiatives fail to…

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Building A Continuous Improvement Culture

December 11, 2017

Culture and engagement has an impact on performance…but how do you really change it? Establish what is by culture and engagement…set the target Truly define leadership vs management and how engaged leadership is the…

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What is Toyota Kata?

September 18, 2017

How was Toyota able to develop the coaching and continuous improvement program that businesses continue to emulate? This presentation will examine how the idea of ‘kata,” putting in place basic motions or building blocks,…

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Pre-Meeting Presentation: Logistic Regression

September 18, 2017

Nick Leifeld from Serigraph explores “Logistic Regression.” Nicholas C Leifeld is the Vice President of Corporate Compliance for Serigraph which is a high quality plastics decorating company that provides products to the automotive, appliance,…

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Stem Education Matters – Stem Forward

June 19, 2017

STEM EDUCATION MATTERS •Why STEM Matters •Future STEM Workforce •What is STEM Forward •Steps to Assist the Next Generation of STEM Employees •Avenir – Future City Team from Longfellow Middle School, Wauwatosa   Download…

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Why Project Fails – Minitab Presentation

May 15, 2017

“Minitab Statistical Software” We are fortunate to have Jeff Harding, area Sales Manager for Minitab with us for the pre-meeting activities.  Jeff has sales responsibility for the states of Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota. His…

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8D – Yet Another Tool in the CI Box …

March 20, 2017

The 8D approach to investigating and solving problems is a widely-used, well-proven, team-based methodology It is data-driven and prevention-minded It is based on the PDCA model (Dr. Deming) It is a structured problem solving…

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