Presenter Dawn Hill, CSCP, CPIM, CQE, CLSSMBB
Operational Development Leader - Baldor-ABB Greenville
Abstract: “How to Start Your First Kaizen Event”
· What planning is needed?
· Who should be involved?
· Would should be the leader?
· Do I need a facilitator?
· How long should the event be?
· What “tools” should I use?
· What materials do I need?
· How much should I expect to get done?
· What else do I need to know?
Just like with any venture, starting is the hardest part. Overcoming inertia and fear of change, building momentum and excitement. It will take as much energy as you think it will, and more. But somebody has to do it or you will get run over by those who are already doing it.
Taking the trepidation out of that first step can be accomplished by answering these questions, along with others you may have, so the first stone you lay on your path toward excellence will be a solid one.
Dawn holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University and is CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional) and CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management) certified by APICS, The Association for Operations Management. She also holds CQE (Certified Quality Engineer) certification through ASQ, the American Society for Quality, and is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt through The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business.
Ms. Hill currently works for Baldor-ABB in Greenville, SC, holding positions in the past as Senior Manufacturing Engineer, Continuous Improvement Manager and Quality Manager. In her current position, as Operational Development Leader, she serves as a trainer, mentor and project facilitator in all aspects of Lean and Six Sigma, driving transformations in Manufacturing as well as Business processes.
Dawn’s recent successes include the ABB CEO Silver Award for leading her team’s outstanding transformational results in the gear carburization process at Baldor-ABB’s Greenville, SC, manufacturing plant. She was also part of the team that was awarded the ABB CEO Bronze Award last year for process transformations at Baldor-ABB’s Belton, SC, manufacturing plant.
Dawn currently teaches APICS certification courses at Greenville Technical College, through the APICS Industrial Crescent Chapter in Greenville, SC, as well as in the Atlanta area and internally for Baldor-ABB.
5:00 p.m. Pre Dinner Seminar
Presenter Jeff Anderson, CFPIM, CSCP
Topic: "Theory of Constraints"