The Maryland World Class Consortia kicks off its 2012 event calendar with our Quarterly Meeting on the morning of 23 February.
Join us for excellent presentations full of useful examples and ideas for your organization's lean journey. Hear news of the Consortia and its members, and network with other lean practitioners.
Highlights of this quarter's meeting include:
"Seven Weeks Thru the Office and One Week Thru the Shop? What Sense Does That Make?"
Steven Brenneman, CEO and Founder of The Aluminum Trailer Company, describes his company's lean journey thus far. Just a few years ago, ATC's situation was dire: 60% drop in sales, value streams clogged with waste, and financial and other results that brought the company to the brink of disaster. Steve's presentation vividly describes how lean served as the centerpiece for a dramatic turnaround. It is a discussion rich with lessons and dramatic examples for any lean practitioner!
"Standardizing the Work of the Leader at Alcoa"
Patrick Putorti, Senior Consultant for Alcoa's internal consulting group, will describe his company's groundbreaking applications of lean across more than 300 operating facilities around the globe. Patrick will describe lessons learned from which everyone can learn. He will detail Alcoa's leader standard work, daily management, metrics boards, and more. His materials are rich in photos, video, and personal stories of triumph and failure.
"The MWCC and the Vision of World Class"
In a brief presentation, Jeff Fuchs, Director of the Maryland World Class Consortia, will provide an overview of what "World Class" means for Consortia member companies and their people. A clear, compelling, shared vision is what unites work groups, aligns actions, and energizes improvement. How well does your future state description compel others toward the goal of world class operational excellence?
08:00 a.m. - Registration and continental breakfast
08:30 a.m. - Welcome and announcements
08:45 a.m. - Steve Brenneman, Aluminum Trailer
10:00 a.m. - Break
10:15 a.m. - Jeff Fuchs, MWCC
10:45 a.m. - Patrick Putorti, Alcoa
12:00 p.m. - Optional networking lunch
Please visit Turf Valley's website for directions
Registration closes February 16, 2012. No registration refunds are possible after that date.