The Holistic Approach to Lean

Many industries including services, medical, biotech, semiconductor, manufacturing, etc. have tried to apply Lean approaches. To do so, successful companies have come to understand the underpinnings of Lean, including its fundamental principles and the type of organizational culture required for success. Mike Micklewright will explore these and other must know secrets in successfully adapting Lean methodologies across industries.

Presenter: Mike Micklewright

  • Presenter bio MIKE MICKLEWRIGHT is a dynamic keynote speaker, author, business and quality consultant, trainer, and Dr. Deming impersonator, based in the Chicago area. Mike specializes in Creating Lean and Continuous Improvement Cultures, Effective Quality Management Systems, Leadership, Dr. Deming’s Principles, Auditing, Competency Based Training through TWI, Problem Solving, Global Standardization, and Root Cause Analysis. Mike writes his own column for Quality Digest, an on-line magazine, in which he is known as the Whys Guy. He has recently written two books, Out of Another @#%^! Crisis and Lean ISO 9001 that are available through ASQ. Mike also has developed his own line of ISO, Auditing, and Lean videos.Mike is also a Midwest Board Member of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME), an AME Manufacturing Excellence Award Assessor, and a member of the US TAG to ISO/TC 176, the organization that writes the ISO 9000 set of standards. He is an ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Quality Auditor, Quality Engineer, Manager of Quality/Operational Excellence, and Supply Chain Analyst. He also holds an Engineering degree from the University of Illinois.
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