LEAN PROBLEM SOLVING FOR CHARITY
One day workshop
Wednesday, November 16
$500 (a $500-700 savings)
ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP
Learn from Sammy Obara, who has helped over 300 companies implement lean practices, as he facilitates this problem solving workshop, all while supporting Feeding San Diego's hunger-relief efforts. All event proceeds will be donated directly to support their mission.
Sustaining a lean transformation requires continuous problem solving
by everyone in the company. Success hinges on how well we teach and
apply a robust, shared problem-solving method at all levels to
incorporate "evolutionary learning" into the company culture.
In order to build the culture of problem solving, an organization needs a "Community of THINKERS",
working together on continuous improvement and the A3 problem-solving
process which aligns with organization's business objectives. Their
goal is to design a sustainable rigorous problem-solving process that
is, in effect, an experimental test of any proposed changes.
In this workshop we will practice several of the problem-solving
steps. We will also briefly discuss the infrastructure required to
develop and sustain problem solvers, and touch on areas such as
strategy deployment, standardized work, visual management and Go and
See. "Go and See" will be a key component discussed within ALL the
steps of the lean problem-solving process.
We will also discuss how to "bring to life" the Values a
Company has set as their guiding principles or mission statements. We
will do this by explaining the specific steps/actions to consider while
using problem-solving process in daily activities.(i.e. –
communication, buy-in, engagement, purpose, customer satisfaction and
more). We will discuss each participants "Line of Sight" to the
company goals or business plan (Hoshin), normally centered around the
key performance indicators (i.e. Quality, Cost, Productivity, Safety,
and HR Development).
This workshop introduces Lean Problem Solving as a teachable,
scalable approach based on the scientific method (PDCA), which can be
applied to the vast majority of your problems. When linked to core
management systems, it helps to strengthen standards and build your
lean management system organically, based on your needs. It becomes the
nervous system of the learning organization.
At the end of this workshop you should be able to:
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
About Feeding San Diego
Founded in 2007, Feeding San Diego is the leading hunger-relief
organization in the county, distributing healthy food with dignity to
San Diego residents struggling with hunger. The non-profit organization,
funded by philanthropic and community support,
is devoted to feeding the hungry, advocacy and education. FSD is
committed to solving hunger in our communities and informing the public
on the issues of food insecurity, nutrition and poverty. We fight hunger
locally by working hand-in-hand with partner agencies, local school
districts, corporate partners and a network of volunteers to serve
60,000 children, families and seniors in need each week. Visit our website to learn more.
About Sammy Obara
Samuel learned the Toyota Production System while working in Toyota
Motors in Japan. For three years he underwent intense practical training
at the Honsha Overseas Engineering Division in Toyota City. For
thirteen consecutive years, he implemented lean in several of the Toyota
facilities in Japan, Brazil, the United States, and Venezuela. Samuel
has gained experience in other industries, including healthcare,
construction, retail, and government, helping over 300 companies in
their lean journey. He holds a Masters Degree in Technology Management
and has lectured in universities such as Stanford and Harvard. He
currently aids companies implementing lean through Honsha Associates.
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