100 Phoenix Dr, Ann Arbor, MI - WEST ENTRANCE
Go thru main glass doors and to lobby on left. Visitors must sign in at office and get a badge.
Allow 20 minutes for parking and sign in.
Parking: can park in lot across from front of building or lot to side (between Zingerman's mail order and Truven).
We will have snacks and water.
READ ALL OF THIS BEFORE REGISTERING!
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The Keynote Speaker Line-up
Optional Pre-Conference Networking Brewery Event Information
Optional Sailing Charter Networking Event Information - Limit 55 people
Hotel Information - BOOK NOW!
Stay in the NMC dorms for cheap!
Map of the Hagerty Center
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How to register:
1. Log in as a MLC member and click the appropriate member type (if you are a member)
2. Select the active learning sessions you would like to attend (NOTE: if you choose to attend the new LEADERSHIP TRACK, DO NOT SELECT ANY OF THE ACTIVE LEARNING sessions.)
3. Select the optional sessions you’d like to attend (Tues. night, Wed. night, Friday morning)
4. Register guests if needed
5. Pay online or email Lauren at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are sending a check.
Active Learning Session Options #1 - Select only one session when registering (Click each session for the description of the session and speaker bio):
1. Enabling Organizational Improvement Through Effective Change Management - Kevin Britton
2. They Call it Facilitation, but I Call it Fun! - Laura Kempf FULL
3. Rapid Lasting Change Begins with Strong Leaders - Sara Miller
4. Linking Your Vision, Plan and People - Darrell Rogers
5. Roadmap to True North Case Study - Laurie Stark and Annelise Doll
6. Lean for Sale - Tony DeCaria
Active Learning Sessions Options #2 - Select only one session when registering (Click each session for the description of the session and speaker bio):
1. Lean Product Development - Matt Albin
2. Continuous Improvement Through Transformation Goal Alignment - Jeff Downs FULL
3. Business Engag. in Lean Fac. Through Participation Centered Learning - Anne Engler & Mark Krebs
4. Creating New Business Processes - Patricia Malone
5. Is Your Compass Broken? - Amy Sequeira and Trina Poston
Active Learning Sessions Options #3 - Select only one session when registering (Click each session for the description of the session and speaker bio):
1. True North Secret Sauce - Larry Frydrych2. A Journey into the Inward Life - Art Hoekstra3. Kaizen 101 - Amy Long and Christine Muscat4. Building a Knowledge Org. through TWI and Lean - Jaime Portillo5. Gemba Management - Troy Tungate
Optional Workshop on Friday- Select only one session when registering (Click each session for the description of the session and speaker bio):
1. A System of Leadership - Dennis Sergent and Rob Pease
2. The 7 Quality Tools for Steering to True North - Ruth Archer
NEW Optional Leadership Track Program - Only room for 20 people! Click for details.
If you register for this Leadership Track, please DO NOT SELECT ANY ADDITIONAL BREAKOUT SESSIONS OR WORKSHOPS.
3 Breakout Sessions at the conference
1 Friday Workshop at the conference
If you have any issues with payment or registration, please email Lauren at email@example.com.
Jeff Miller has worked for Hayes Manufacturing since 2008 and has been the Quality Manager since 2009. He is an integral part of a team focused on expanding upon the company’s success in the power transmission component market.
Jeff was the driving force behind the implementation of Lean practices throughout the company. He championed the lean approach to address multiple problems the company was experiencing: excessive WIP/inventory/batching, long setup times, late deliveries, customer complaints, scrap and inefficiency. In 2013, Jeff was trained as a Lean “Champion” and started working with Management to change the culture of the company.
Jeff was an early proponent of transiting to cellular, one-piece flow manufacturing. By using Lean analysis tools, he was able to demonstrate to Management that it would be possible to take one of the product lines from an 18-day lead time to five days. Because of his insight and the company’s drive for continual improvement, the same product is currently manufactured in five hours.
Today, lean principles can be observed throughout the company. There are many examples of vertical and visual scheduling and metrics, Kanban, 5S and Poke Yoke. By deploying Lean, Hayes Manufacturing has been able to thrive in a very competitive world-wide market.