6:00-7:30 pm: Program
The Red Bead Redux is a new twist on the original Red Bead Experiment that Dr. Deming performed during his legendary 4 day seminars. Jerry and Jim have found a way to teach some important lean lessons through the Red Bead Experiment in addition to the classic lessons of the System of Profound Knowledge. Red Bead Redux is a must see experience for lean systems thinkers of all experience levels.
Jim Manley: Jim is currently the Managing Director for the Demmer Center for Business Transformation at The Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University in Lansing, MI. He has worked for General Motors, Delphi and Faurecia and had the rare opportunity to study with Dr. W. Edwards Deming and learn lean “hands on”. He also worked as an adjunct faculty member at Eastern Michigan University, teaching courses on lean manufacturing and statistical process control. During his career with Delphi, Jim coached teams in 29 countries as they implemented lean into their plant operating system. Jim received the Delphi Corporate Lifetime Lean Achievement Award in 2005. Jerry Browne: Jerry is currently a Continuous Improvement Specialist at Emergent BioSolutions. Jerry is an active member of the MLC and is the lean education events coordinator as well as member of the MLC events committee. Jerry has facilitated and coached numerous kaizen and lean education events at Emergent since 2013. He has completed the Bronze certification exam. Jerry has facilitated many lean education events with Jim including the Red Bead Redux featuring the Funnel Experiment at the MLC annual conference, Red Bead Redux for students at U of M and a lean flow simulation for employees of Emergent as well as students at MSU.