This event featured a Panel Discussion on Lean Initiatives as seen and experienced through the
eyes of key executive leadership within the workplace.
This was a terrific event for manufacturing leadership to attend with their operational/manufacturing team in an effort to gain a
better understanding of the commitment needed to successfully employ lean practices within their culture.
- John Chapman, President of Invox NA and Director of Business Development, Executive Education, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
- John Brandburg, Procter & Gamble, Greensboro Finance Manager, CFO Circle Specialist
- Stan Benson, ConvaTec, Greensboro, Operations Director
- Greg Clark, Ornamental Moldings, High Point General Manager
Here are some questions that the panelists have suggest would be answered:
- What makes your respective organization “lean” and not simply cost conscious?
- What level of participation do you expect and/or experience from your rank and file employees in your lean organization? What convinced you that lean
initiatives were worth the investment?
- What have you observed to be the most important gain realized with the use of lean manufacturing techniques in your organization?
- How do you measure the success or failure of lean manufacturing initiatives in your organization?
- What has been the most difficult barrier to success in your lean journey? How did you overcome it?
- Based on your experience and insight, what are the reasons that companies may start and stop Lean Manufacturing Initiatives (often several times) even though the
benefits can be significant?
- What is the most important thing you wish your employees really understood or embraced about Lean Manufacturing – one thing that would make a significant
difference in the results you can achieve through Lean?