Operationalizing Value Stream and A3 Thinking - Going Beyond the Theory

Presenter: Andrew Wilkinson, Global Lean Platform Lead, Monsanto, Fowler, IN, USA

Keywords: VSM, Value Stream Thinking, Problem Solving, A3

Industry: Hospitality, Manufacturing, Service

Level: Basic


Too often, lean tools are viewed as independent or just as a single time use for a current situation or opportunity. Additionally, early lean adopters lack a deep understanding of how to link their VSM, Problem Solving, and additional lean concepts to a holistic approach on how these tools work together to transform into a lean organization. This session will walk the participants through:

  • Value Stream Map Creation- Defining the most critical components of a VSM and how to effectively build it.
  • What does it all mean? How to read a VSM so that it makes since.
  • Problem Solving- Translating the VMS into A3’s
  • Organizational Change: How to build a Lean Transformation approach rooted in Value Stream Thinking and A3 thinking.
  • Creating the right foundations for Continuous Improvement.

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January 31, 2019
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Tuesday, March 12, 2019,
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Conference Chair's Message 

Joel Smith

This year’s conference is focused on making sure we are “continuing” our journey as practitioners. Whatever your level of experience, you will learn new concepts, new perspectives and network with the best in the industry.

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