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WEDNESDAY MORNING, MARCH 15, 2023

LSS TRACK 1 - Keynote

3-2-1 Blast Off!

Moderator: Marco Luzzatti

8:15 AM–8:30 AM

Opening Remarks

Jeff Johnson, Chair, 2023 Lean Six Sigma World Conference

8:30 AM–9:10 AM; #LSS–011

Space Shuttle Columbia 20 Years Later:
Lessons Learned and Beyond

Scott Thurston, Director of Civil and Commercial Programs, a. i. solutions, Inc., Titusville, FL, USA

9:10 AM–9:45 AM; #LSS–012

4 Problems, 5 Solutions and 6 Sigma

Joel Smith, Director Continuous Improvement, Keurig Dr Pepper, Inc., Frisco, TX, USA

9:45 AM–10:15 AM; Refreshment Break

LSS TRACK 2 - Keynote

Lean Six Sigma for Today’s Challenges

Moderator: Jeff Johnson

10:15 AM–10:50 AM; #LSS–021

Solving Mission Impossible: Using AI and IoT to Improve On-Time Delivery

Michael George, Jr., President, On-Time.ai Inc., The Colon, TX, USA

10:50 AM–11:25 AM; #LSS–022

Excuse Me…are YOU Listening?

Jennifer Hooks, Owner and Chief Process Consultant, Hooked on Performance Excellence (HOPE), North Charleston, SC, USA


Panel Discussion
Advanced Analytics & Lean Six Sigma

11:25 AM–12:00 PM; #LSS–023


Facilitator

Kimberly Watson-Hemphill, President, Firefly Consulting


Panel Members

Kristine Bradley, Principal, Firefly Consulting, Austin, TX USA

Don Johnston, VP, Roxtar Consulting, Titusville, FL, USA

Mark Cichonski, Managing Director, Silver Fox Data, Charlotte, NC, USA



12:00 PM–1:15 PM, Lunch Break


EXHIBITS

March 15, 2023

Exhibit Hours:

9AM - 4PM


WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 15, 2023

LSS TRACK 3
Industry 4.0 & Advanced Analytics

Moderator: Marco Luzzatti

1:15 PM–1:50 PM; #LSS–031

The Evolution of Lean Six Sigma Through Sensorization, Data Visualization, and Industry 4.0

Satya Kudapa, SM COE Leader & Trusted Business Advisor, TMAC, Arlington, TX, USA

Russ Aikman, LSS Program Director,  TMAC, Arlington, TX, USA

1:50 PM–2:25 PM; #LSS–032

Using the Data Value Chain as a Guide To Succeed and Win!

Mark Cichonski, Managing Director, Silver Fox Data, Charlotte, NC, USA

2:25 PM–3:00 PM; #LSS–033

Lean Six Sigma Analytics for Human Services Providers

Tamara Mackroy, Program Project Management Consultant, Management & Consultative Favor LLC, Goldenrod, FL, USA


LSS TRACK 4
How Great Organizations
Conquer Culture

Moderator: Richard Titus

1:15 PM–1:50 PM; #LSS–041

To Stability and Beyond

Matt Seeuwen, North American Continuous Improvement Manager, Mitsubishi Chemical Group, Scranton, PA, USA

1:50 PM–2:25 PM; #LSS–042

Global Disruption: How Great Leaders and Organizations Conquer Culture, Business and Digital Transformation

Jose Pires, Founder and CEO, Global Excellence & Innovation, San Antonio, TX, USA

2:25 PM–3:00 PM; #LSS–043

Cultural Transformation Using the Cleveland Clinic Improvement Model

Louie Hendon, Administrative Director-Continuous Improvement, Administrator-Sleep Center, Neurological Institute, Cleveland, OH, USA


LSS TRACK 5
Becoming a Great Lean Six Sigma Leader

Moderator: Mark Cichonski

1:15 PM–1:50 PM; #LSS–051

Becoming a Great Lean Leader

Patrick Adams, CEO, Patrick Adams Consulting, Allendale Charter Township, MI, USA

1:50 PM–2:25 PM; #LSS–052

Creating a High Functioning Management System

Scott Favreau, Senior Consultant, Competitive Solutions Inc., Alpharetta, GA, USA

2:25 PM–3:00 PM; #LSS–053

Mindset Impact on the Sustainable Lean Six Sigma Program

Keshawn Cupid, CEO, Modern Kaizen LLC, Murrieta, CA, USA

Myke Munroe, Integrator, Modern Kaizen LLC, Murrieta, CA, USA


3:00 PM–3:30 PM; Refreshment Break

LSS TRACK 6
Deploying Lean Six Sigma for Success

Moderator: Bonnie Stone

3:30 PM–4:05 PM; #LSS–061

Why Over 90% of Continuous Improvement Efforts Fail, and How To Avoid It

Kevin Clay, President & CEO, Six Sigma Development Solutions, Inc., Pensacola Beach, FL, USA

4:05 PM–4:40 PM; #LSS–062

Lean Leaders Utilize PMOs for Enterprise Excellence

David Harry, CEO, Black Belt Trainer, Process Whisperer Consultants LLC, Greeneville, TN, USA

LSS TRACK 7
Power Tools for Lean Six Sigma

Moderator: Richard Titus

3:30 PM–4:05 PM; #LSS–071

12 Step Process for Standard Work Analysis and Cell Design

Nicole Snurkowski, CEO, Innovative Transformations LLC, Farmingdale, NY, USA

4:05 PM–4:40 PM; #LSS–072

The Power of Pareto Analysis in Quality Improvement Efforts


Karen Schmahl, Professor of Practice in Engineering Management, Florida International University, Weston, FL, USA

LSS TRACK 8
Soar with Lean Concepts & Applications

Moderator: Jennifer Hooks

3:30 PM–4:05 PM; #LSS–081

How to Soar With Lean Concepts

Steven Schuelka, Associate Professor, CSUDH, Crown Point, IN, USA

4:05 PM–4:40 PM; #LSS–082

Factors Impacting Implementation of Lean in Engineering

Torgeir Welo, Professor, Head of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway

Geir Ringen, Professor Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway


Panel Discussion:
Best Practices For Running Your Lean Six Sigma Efforts VIRTUALLY

4:40 PM–5:15 PM; #LSS–073

Facilitator
Eric Wright, Business Engineering and Strategy, Options Clearing Corporation, Oak Park, IL, USA


Panel Members

DJ Duarte, Owner & Founder, Makoto Flow Ltd., Iwakuni, Yamaguchi, Japan

Sydney Ingles, Engineering Manager, AHF Products, York, PA, USA

David Larsen, LSS MBB, The Auto Club Group, Port Charlotte, FL, USA

Angel Rivera, Director, Johnson and Johnson, Miramar, FL, USA 

Dr. Cindy Young, Founder/CEO, CJ Young Consulting LLC, Chesapeake, VA, USA


6:00 PM – 7:00 PM; Reception

THURSDAY MORNING, MARCH 16, 2023

LSS TRACK 9
Forward Thinking with Lean Six Sigma

Moderator: Eric Wright

8:00 AM–8:35 AM; #LSS–091

What Lean Six Sigma Can Learn From Neural Networks

Don Johnston, VP, Roxtar Consulting, Titusville, FL, USA

8:35 AM–9:10 AM; #LSS–092

Innovation Tips & Tricks

Kimberly Watson-Hemphill, President, Firefly Consulting, Austin, TX, USA

9:10 AM–9:45 AM; #LSS–093

The Power of Organizing Your Digital Transformation

DJ Duarte, Owner & Founder, Makoto Flow Ltd., Iwakuni, Yamaguchi, Japan

LSS TRACK 10

The Magic Behind

Teams & Culture

Moderator: Adam Gilley

8:00 AM–8:35 AM; #LSS–101

The Magic Pill - Building Lean Culture

Dr. Michael Thelen, Director of Quality and Lean Practices, MYR Energy Services, Glen Allen, VA, USA

8:35 AM–9:10 AM; #LSS–102

Where's the Team?

Sydney Ingles, Engineering Manager, AHF Products, York, PA, USA

9:10 AM–9:45 AM; #LSS–103

Building an Improvement Culture and Deploying Lean Six Sigma in HR

David Larsen, LSS MBB, The Auto Club Group, Port Charlotte, FL, USA

LSS TRACK 11
Make the World a Better Place with Lean Six Sigma

Moderator: Marco Luzzatti

8:00 AM–8:35 AM; #LSS–111

Future Work Survival Guide for Sustainable Lean Six Sigma

Billy Ingram, Director Lean Product Development, Interface, LaGrange, GA, USA

8:35 AM–9:10 AM; #LSS–112

How Can Lean Six Sigma Professionals Make the World a Better Place?

Brion Hurley, LSS MBB, Business Performance Improvement, Iowa City, IA, USA

9:10 AM–9:45 AM; #LSS–113

Mitigating Supply Disruptions by Rethinking Lean Systems


Sean Fields, CEO, ENVISO, Houston, TX, USA

Michael Sanders, Director of Strategic Growth, BeehiveFund Corporation, Spring, TX, USA

9:45 AM–10:15 AM; Refreshment Break

LSS TRACK 12
Lean Six Sigma Case Studies

Moderator: Adam Gilley

10:15 AM–10:50 AM; #LSS–121

BMW Manufacturing: Autonomous Maintenance in the Body Shop

Brad Stone, LSS MBB, BMW Manufacturing, Tyron, NC, USA

10:50 AM–11:25 AM; #LSS–122

Lean Six Sigma Delivering Results for the Marine Corps

John Schirrippa, Knowledge Management Officer, US Cyber Command, Fort Meade, MD, USA

11:25 AM–12:00 PM; #LSS–123

Lean Six Sigma: A Case Study in Capacity and Demand

Dodd Starbird, Managing Partner, Implementation Partners LLC, Alpharetta, GA, USA

LSS TRACK 13
Mapping Your Way to Success in a Digital World

Moderator: Angel Rivera

10:15 AM–10:50 AM; #LSS–131

Efficient Process Maps in a Digital World

Wade Harper, CEO, AmeriPIE LLC, Lake Winnebago, MO, USA

10:50 AM–11:25 AM; #LSS–132

Customer Journeys to Reduce Waste and Risk in Value Streams

Darby Israel, Manager, Technology Quality & Effectiveness, PwC LLC, Lawrenceville, GA, USA

Andrei Ostapenko, Lean Coach/Sr. Manager, Technology Quality and Effectiveness, PwC LLC, Tampa, FL USA

11:25 AM–12:00 PM; #LSS–133

Kaizen Flow: A Roadmap for Your Event

Mark Adams, Director of Process Improvement, Seek Now, Louisville, KY, USA

LSS TRACK 14
Secrets to Inspiring Change

Moderator: Eric Wright

10:15 AM–10:50 AM; #LSS–141

What Do Inspirational Sports Quotes Have in Common With Lean Six Sigma?

Thomas Lease, Staff Chief Engineer, NGC, Cooksville, MD, USA

10:50 AM–11:25 AM; #LSS–142

Managing Complex Change is NOT Easy

Bonnie Stone, Industrial Engineer, a.i. solutions, Inc., Merritt Island, FL, USA

11:25 AM–12:00 PM; #LSS–143

The Unseen Secrets to Influence and Communication

Erin Loman Jeck, CEO, Transformational Speakers Agency, Post Falls, ID, USA

12:00 PM–1:15 PM, Lunch Break

THURSDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 16, 2023

LSS TRACK 15
Tools, Tips, and Tricks for Success for Lean Six Sigma

Moderator: Kimberly Watson-Hemphill,

1:15 PM–1:50 PM; #LSS–151

Proactive Process Management with Virtual Kanban Methods

Kristine Bradley, Principal, Firefly Consulting, Austin, TX USA

1:50 PM–2:25 PM; #LSS–152

Build to Fit, Paint to Match; Lean Six Sigma in an Ever Changing Landscape

Cynthia Long, Leader, Business Process ReEngineering & Continuous Improvement, Intuit, San Diego, CA, USA

2:25 PM–3:00 PM; #LSS–153

Knowledge Management and the Eight Wastes

Dr. Cindy Young, Founder/CEO, CJ Young Consulting LLC, Chesapeake, VA, USA

LSS TRACK 16
Must-Have Strategies Revealed for Lean Six Sigma

Moderator: Angel Rivera

1:15 PM–1:50 PM; #LSS–161

Three Must-Haves for Project Success

Darren Long, Consulting Manager, MSS Business Transformation Advisory, Vail, AZ, USA

Travis Cunningham, Consulting Manager, MSS Business Transformation Advisory, Phoenix, AZ, USA

1:50 PM–2:25 PM; #LSS–162

Problem Solving Strategies Revealed!

David Auda, Reliability and Maintainability Manager, Georgia Pacific, Florence, SC, USA

2:25 PM–3:00 PM; #LSS–163

Connecting People, Processes & Technology

Lauren Hisey, Founder, Managing Partner, CI Consultant, Lauren Hisey Consulting, Holly Springs, GA, USA

LSS TRACK 17
Virtual Speakers:
Industry 4.0 & Best Practices in Lean Six Sigma

Moderator: Bonnie Stone

1:15 PM–1:50 PM; #LSS–171

Lessons Learned & Best Practices From a CPI Career

Johnny Johnson, LSS MBB - Program Analysis, U.S. Government Accountability Office, Virginia Beach, VA, USA


Sean DeBlieck, Director, Center of Excellence, US Government Accountability Office, Washington D.C., USA

1:50 PM–2:25 PM; #LSS–172

Super Efficient Lean Value Stream Deployments

Frank Serafini, OpEx Leader, Continuous Improvement Advisor at Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Francisco, CA, USA 

2:25 PM–3:00 PM; #LSS–173

Benefits of Incorporating Industry 4.0 to Lean Six Sigma

Venkata Charan Kantumuchu, Global Quality Director, Electrex Inc., Edmond, OK, USA

3:00 PM–3:30 PM; Refreshment Break

LSS TRACK 18
You Can’t Improve What You Don’t Measure

Moderator: Mark Cichonski

3:30 PM–4:05 PM; #LSS–181

The Daily Management System, the Heart of Continuous Improvement

Tony Riachi, VP Operations and Supply Chain Excellence, CCi, North Bethesda, MD, USA

4:05 PM–4:40 PM; #LSS–182

Measuring the Seemingly Immeasurable

Tony Belilovskiy, Principal, C3 Excellence, Sarasota, FL, USA

LSS TRACK 19
Lean Practices for Competitive Advantage

Moderator: Jennifer Hooks

3:30 PM–4:05 PM; #LSS–191

Lean Hiring Practices

Michael Sanders, Director of Strategic Growth, BeehiveFund Corporation, Spring, TX, USA

Sean Fields, CEO, ENVISO, Houston, TX, USA

4:05 PM–4:40 PM; #LSS–192

Analyzing a Decade of Research on Six Sigma and Lean Management for Innovation

Javaid Ali, Instructor, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates

LSS TRACK 20
Making it Happen: Lean Six Sigma in Action

Moderator: Jeff Johnson

3:30 PM–4:05 PM; #LSS–201

Do It, Make It Happen: Act Quickly, Implement Best Practices, Continue Doing It

Tim O’Hanlon, Managing Principal, Praestare Limited, Birmingham, United Kingdom

4:05 PM–4:40 PM; #LSS–202

How to Apply System Analysis and System Thinking to Lean Six Sigma

Brian Galli, Assistant Professor, Hofstra University, Melville, NY, USA


4:40 PM–5:15 PM; #LSS–203

End Keynote:
A Life of Abundance


Michael Ford, Principal, TQM Works Consulting, Port Crane, NY, USA


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