Learning, Practicing and Coaching the Toyota Kata
A facilitated conversation with four Toyota Kata practitioners
Workshop Code: FW-16
Day & Time: Friday, Oct 19, 2012 - 8:00 AM
Length: 4 hours
Cost: $200.00 USD
You won't fear obstacles if you can turn them into learning opportunities on your way to success. Improvement kata is a process that can help you do just that. In fact, improvement kata is as much about learning from your obstacles as it is about overcoming them. And kata is so useful that Toyota uses it as a part of what makes the company successful. Everyone can benefit from learning about kata, and this workshop will give you a chance to learn from four experienced Toyota Kata practioners.
In this workshop:
- Find out what we mean by improvement kata.
- Learn the fundamentals of improvement kata.
- Understand Toyoto Kata.
- See how improvement kata affects your company's culture.
- Implement improvement kata at your business.
W3 Group, LLC Partner / Seattle Children's Hospital / Tulsa Tube Bending / Sunrise Windows, Ltd. / Delta Faucet Company
The W3 Group is an association of experienced and highly skilled lean consultants. All are either former Toyota employees or have been trained in the Toyota philosophy of manufacturing and operations through years of direct personal experience.
Seattle Children's Hospital specializes in meeting the unique physical, emotional and developmental needs of children from infancy through young adulthood. The hospital has provided service for more than 100 years.
Located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Tulsa Tube Bending is the largest American pipe bending company devoted to the cold and heat induction forming of precision pipe and tube bends.
Founded in 1994, Sunrise Windows is a leading manufacturer of energy efficient, custom-made replacement vinyl windows and sliding doors and sells its products through specialty window dealers, home improvement contractors and building products distributors.
Founded in 1954, Delta Faucet Company offers an extensive line of commercial faucets and flush valves products.
Beth Carrington is a W3 Group LLC partner and consultant and University of Michigan Toyota Kata instructor. Beth is currently working with Toyota Kata author Mike Rother and learning, teaching and practicing the Toyota Kata. Toyota Kata is a 2011 Shingo Prize winner.
Barb Bouché is director of continuous performance improvement at Seattle Children's Hospital. She has been a key principal in the implementation of lean management at Seattle Children's Hospital since 1997. Barb also coaches for Ohio State University's master's program in operational effectiveness in health care.
Brad Frank is president of Tulsa Tube Bending. Brad holds a BA in systems engineering and a MBA from the University of Tulsa. Brad has over 30 years of management experience and has published numerous trade articles, been quoted by the Wall Street Journal and spoken to many industry groups, including the National Steel Conference and the YPO National Lean Conference.
Mark Wallach is the director of continuous improvement with Sunrise Windows, Ltd., in Temperance, MI. Mark has over 20 years of manufacturing management experience.
Todd Jacobi joined Delta Faucet Company at the Greensburg, IN, plant in 1993 and is now the director of manufacturing. From late 2000 to 2005, Todd served as plant manager of the Jackson, TN, plant, partnering with Masco to launch the first lean initiatives at Delta Faucet.
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