Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement Using A3s
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Presentation Code: VS3-08
Value Stream: VS3 - Leadership, Change Management, Culture
Day & Time: Thursday, Oct 18, 2012 - 11:00 AM
Length: 1 hour, 10 minutes
When businesses have problems, they want solutions that work - but those aren't always easy to find. That's where the A3 process can help. It's an effective step-by-step process for analyzing problems, coming up with solutions and making the necessary changes. It's a process that Remcon Plastics has implemented very successfully. In fact, the company now has a culture of continuous improvement and leaders with greater problem-solving and coaching skills. If this sounds like something you could use, you'll want to hear how Remcon Plastic successfully implemented A3 for its business.
In this presentation:
- Find out why A3 is such a result-driven, change management super tool.
- See how A3 solves problems and increases profits.
- Engage your workforce in lean and continuous improvement.
- Build continuous improvement into existing responsibilities.
- Transition leaders into coaches and problem solvers.
- Build A3 into your everyday way of life.
- Use A3 to develop your associates' problem-solving skills.
- Gain management leadership buy-in and A3 success at your place of business.
Remcon PlasticsRemcon Plastics Inc. is a rotational molder of plastic products based in Reading, PA. It manufactures solutions for material handling, pharmaceutical production, safety products, lockers and OEM solutions. In 2005, the company adopted lean to shift its focus towards cost reduction and business modeling.
Rich Maguire is vice president and COO of Remcon Plastics. He began his operations career as a supervisor at Herman Miller and was converted to lean when the company began working with the Toyota Support Services Center. Rich has a BS in accounting from Pennsylvania State University and is the membership director of AME, Mid-Atlantic.
Ben Wittich is the continuous improvement leader for Remcon Plastics. He has worked at companies such as Penske Truck Leasing, Penske Logistics and Berk-Tek Computer Cabling. Ben has a BS in supply chain and information systems from Pennsylvania State University; lean and six sigma black belt certificates; and is currently considering taking either an MA in economics or an EMBA.
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