Stages of Operational Excellence: From Safe and Clean to Six Sigma and Lean

Presenter: Jeff Johnson, Director of Process Improvement, USG Corporation

Keywords: Operational Excellence, Key Performance Metrics

Industry: All

Level: Basic


Stages of operational excellence build upon each other to drive industry-leading performance.  Safety, reliability, quality, speed, and cost are all benefits of continuous improvement initiatives. How are these initiatives best sequenced to maximize results along the journey to operational excellence? What are the implications of ala carte or disintegrated improvement strategies? What are the key performance metrics that should be driven, when? Lost Time, OSHA Recordable Incident Rate, OEE, R-Square, Cycle Time Efficiency, Improvements per Employee or Hard Savings? Which approaches or sequence of approaches enables people, processes, and performance to achieve the greatest results, while at the same time developing those capabilities?

Zero Injury, TPM, Lean, Six Sigma and Lean Management will be explored. As an implementer of improvement initiatives, what is your organization’s current stage of excellence? What is your vision for the future? What foundationally can be established to build to the next stage?

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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

Continuous Improvement is not just something a Lean Six Sigma (LSS) practitioner leads their organization in practicing, but is also a core competency of their professional makeup. That is why more and more innovative and leading companies are looking for leaders that use the LSS way of thinking in everything they do within their organization.

In this era of data science and machine learning, the ability to connect the dots for end to end solutions across the boundaries of people, process and systems is the key to success. 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.