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Tuesday March 12 Joint Mtg with ASQ,PMI,ISM The "Convergence of Lean" at WFU School of Bsiness

March 12, 2019
5:15 PM - 8:00 PM

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Wake Forest School of Business
1834 Wake Forest Rd, Farrell Hall
Winston-Salem, NC 27109
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This is a great opportunity to network with peers, professionals and experts from various professional backgrounds and professional organizations that sponser, embrace, support, implement, realize LEAN solutions!   What is the IMPACT OF LEAN IN THE MARKETPLACE.   Please join these organizations at this joint meeting on the Wake Forest Campus WFU School of Business.

Panelists include:   

David Clark 

       David Clark is an engineering manager and 6σ MBB with 40 years’ experience in manufacturing.  His background includes experience in control engineering, operations, and continuous improvement.  David has taught as an adjunct for HPU and GTCC, and as an instructor for Triad APICS certification courses.  David is certified as a Master Black Belt and Lean Leader through TE Connectivity and holds industry certifications from APICS (CPIM-F, CSCP-F), PMI (PMP), and ASQ (CSQE, CSSBB, CQE, CMQ/OE, CQA).  David’s education includes an MS-ITM from UNCG, an MBA from Elon, a BS-CIS from HPU, and an AAS from GTCC.

Ken Waldron   

   Ken Waldron is a strategic, solutions-oriented thought leader in operational excellence with 20+ years of progressive supply chain experience across a variety of industry verticals, combined with a demonstrated track record of top performance in a variety of high-energy roles as a catalyst to embrace scalable, sustainable change. Vital facets which have contributed to Ken’s leadership success: people, process, technology, and performance.  His current Lean Six Sigma Black Belt role aligns nicely with Ken’s passions to teach, coach, and execute, collaborating with Transplace colleagues and clients in the conception, development and implementation of Quick Win, Kaizen, and DMAIC process improvement / labor redeployment initiatives, resulting in significant value-add savings.

Deon Louw

         Deon Louw…When you mix 1 part adventurer with 2 parts experimenter, and you add some ‘doubt the default’, you get someone who’s seldom satisfied with the status quo. Deon has been on a personal and professional journey of consistent curiosity, always a lot of questions. Why do we do this? Is there a better/cheaper/faster way? What started as a career in IT programming over 20 years ago in Cape Town, South Africa, has since evolved into the pursuit for agility in how organizations build software solutions. As a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Scrum Product Owner, Scrum Master and Agile Coach, the pursuit to ask questions and seek answers remains as strong as ever. Deon is the current Director of Agile Delivery at Lincoln Financial Group and is based in Greensboro, NC.

Gene Smith

      Gene Smith is Director of Operations NC State Industry Expansion Solutions in the Western Region. Gene's expertise in lean healthcare programs helps healthcare organizations improve their businesses through the understanding and implementation of lean principles based on the Toyota Production System (TPS) and Six Sigma methodologies. Gene and the IES healthcare team have helped hospitals enhance their workplace organization and improve a variety of process flows including outpatient scheduling, medication reconciliation, patient registration and admissions, cancer center scheduling and billing, emergency department throughput, central sterile processing, and pre-admission testing. Gene and the healthcare team also have worked extensively with public health organizations to improve patient service times in clinics, child coordination services, and permitting processes in environmental health services. The team has worked with home health agencies to improve nurse scheduling, billing, and paperwork flow, while eliminating redundancy in processes. Gene is a faculty member of Population Health Improvement Partners in Raleigh, teaching lean for their Quality Improvement 101 courses. Gene has worked for several Fortune 500 companies, including Burlington Industries, Inc., Collins & Aikman, Inc., and Crown Equipment Corporation. Gene's experiences include plant industrial engineering manager, division staff engineer, division profit improvement coordinator, division project manager, corporate staff lean coordinator, Black Belt, corporate IE training manager and corporate project manager. Gene is also a trained Six Sigma process improvement specialist. He is a certified Black Belt, trained Master Black Belt, and teaches Red Belt and Green Belt courses. Gene has worked as a process improvement specialist in business and industry for 29 years. He is a graduate of NC State with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and B.S. in Textile Science.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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