BIOGRAPHY

Wade Harper

CEO, AmeriPIE LLC, Lake Winnebago, MO, USA

Wade has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, is a licensed Professional Engineer and Certified Master Black Belt with certifications in Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma, Design for Six Sigma from Honeywell, Ford, Teva Pharmaceuticals, and George Group/Accenture. Wade is a senior member of the American Society for Quality and started his career as a Process Engineer, designing welding processes for nuclear weapons with AlliedSignal (now Honeywell). After branching out to the automotive industry for several years, he returned to Honeywell, where he worked solely in Design for Six Sigma, until he was recruited by the George Group as a Senior Consultant, coaching and teaching all over the nation at U.S. Army posts. After many years working as a consultant, Wade moved into the field of pharmaceuticals as a Director of Continuous Improvement, leading five different deployments within North America. In addition, Wade worked for Defense contractor, Northrop Grumman, at the Lake City Army Ammunition plant for several years before launching his own consulting firm, AmeriPIE, LLC. Wade has broad experience applying his skills and background as a process engineer/process improvement expert in areas of automotive, pharmaceuticals, defense and military with both manufacturing and commercial processes.Wade has a broad range of experience:·lead LSS training for the U.S. Army’s Lean Six Sigma program with the training of over 1,283 Leaders/Sponsors, 85 Master Black Belts, 1,364 Black Belts and 3,818 Green Belts across 42 states and 5 countries in 2.5 years. Numbers reflect direct and indirect responsibility as part of leadership team·lead Teva’s Brand team to deliver over $167M in total Type 1-4 savings from 2010 thru 2013 with increases in savings of 316%, 232%, 270% and 88% respectively and over 75% of Teva America’s savings from five deployments across North America.·lead effort at Honeywell’s FM&T facility with the training and certification of ~600 engineers in Design for Lean Six SigmaCompanies/entities Wade has supported:·AlliedSignal/Honeywell·Ford Motor Company·The George Group/Accenture·Teva Pharmaceuticals·Department of Defense·United States Army·Department of Energy·Northrop Grumman·National Nuclear Safety Administration, NNSA·CPS – Professional Services

ABSTRACT

Efficient Process Maps in a Digital World

The presenter’s goal is to help Lean Six Sigma practitioners become more efficient in digitally capturing or converting process maps from their Kaizen events through application of an example. This presentation will provide the audience with a brief history of Process Mapping as taught in the late ‘80s by The Six Sigma Academy, the late ’90s with the release of the book Lean Thinking by Womack and Jones, and, finally, Creating and Using a Shingo-Style Process Map by Peter Gaa released in 2015. The example used will also show users how to convert Post-it notes on walls to a digitally transferable rendition or to virtually capture the process via conversion of documentation or interviews of subject-matter experts, the front-line workers. (The latter example was forced by the Covid-19 pandemic but lacks the benefits of team interaction and knowledge sharing in the face-to-face Kaizen events.)Although the various methods presented all have their advantages, this presentation will focus on the latest Shingo-Style method which combines the advantages of all the methods, while also providing the detail needed for analysis, waste elimination, and documentation of the work necessary to complete the process.Topics:·A typical Kaizen agenda·Mapping Methods oSix Sigma oLearning to See oShingo-Style·SIPOC, Supplier-Inputs-Process-Outputs-Customer·Data for Analysis·Waste – TIMWOOD (Transportation, Inventory, Motion, Waiting, Over Processing, Over Production, Defects)·Process Steps (PITS – Processing, Inspection, Transportation, Storage)·Operation Steps·Separation of Flow (of People, Information, Material, Machines) from Work·Value Add vs Non-Value Add·Standard Operating Procedures·Digital documentation oMS PowerPoint oVisio oIBM Blueworks Live

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