Your 2013 TWI Summit Agenda

OPTIONAL WORKSHOPS: Monday, May 13th

OPTIONAL PRE-SUMMIT WORKSHOPS: Kick off the Summit with these half-day, intensive experiences…
8:00AM-12:00PM WORKSHOP#1… TWI 101: Introduction, Robert Wrona & Patrick Graupp
1:00PM-5:00PM WORKSHOP#2… Implementing TWI: How to engage people to create a structure for implementing standardized work and continuous improvement, Robert Wrona & Patrick Graupp
Day 1: Tuesday, May 14th
REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST – 7:00-8:00AM
OPENING KEYNOTE PRESENTATION – 8:00-9:45AM

Masaaki Imai was the first to write and speak about the remarkable leadership principles known as the Toyota Production System, what we call lean thinking today. He worked closely with Taiichi Ohno, who developed the Toyota Production System. Imai’s book, Gemba Kaizen, had a profound impact on the reemergence of TWI in the U.S. His book referenced TWI and inspired an ever-growing network of lean advocates to explore TWI’s influence on TPS. This eventually led to the formation of the TWI Summit and now Imai joins the Summit for the first time!
Break – 9:45-10:00AM
BREAKOUT #1 – 10:00-11:10AM
OPTION 1
Economic Warfare: Using JI as Follow-up Coaching
Pat Boutier
OPTION 2
Spanning the Functional Divide
Don Dinero
OPTION 3
Applying TWI Methods to Problem Solving
Christine Hannon, Albany International
Break – 11:10-11:25AM
LeaP3 General Session 11:25-12:00PM
NETWORKING LUNCH 12:00-1:00PM
BREAKOUT #2 – 1:00-2:10PM
OPTION 1
Coaching to Make TWI Work
Roger Bilas & Franck Vermet
OPTION 2
Using TWI’s Job Mehtods to Build an Effective Workforce Idea System
Sam Wagner, Donnelly
OPTION 3
Using JI to Effectively Cross-Train a Flexible, Temporary Workforce
Denny Hall, Kohler Company
Break – 2:10-2:25PM
BREAKOUT #3 – 2:25-3:35PM
OPTION 1
TWI on a Global Scale – How to Succeed with Your Global Supply Chain
John Vellema
OPTION 2
Scientific Learning Cycles – Innovation’s DNA
Jeff Maling, IBM
OPTION 3
Using JI in Literacy Training and Coaching
Cindy Wagner
Break – 3:35-3:50PM
BREAKOUT #4 – 3:50-5:00PM
OPTION 1
The Kaizen of TWI and its Kata for Continuing Sustainability
Conrad Soltero
OPTION 2
Replacing the “Big Hammer” Leadership Style with JR
Christian Lange & John Pickett, General Dynamics
OPTION 3
Putting Job Methods in Perspective – Part 1
Mark Warren
OPTIONAL SPECIAL SESSION – 5:00-???
Late Night TWI Geek-festMark Warren Join Mark Warren and a host of other TWI advocates as Mark shares some of his latest findings digging through National Archives around the globe. This session has become an annual event and a highlight for those interested in the rich history of the program and more importantly, its relevance to today’s TWI and lean communities.
Day 2: Wednesday, May 15th
BREAKFAST – 7:00-8:00AM
OPENING KEYNOTE PRESENTATION – 8:00-9:15AM
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Jerry Bussell Lean organizations require special traits from leaders, who serve the people even while guiding the organization toward fulfilling its true purpose. In many ways, this is a new definition of leadership. In his book, Anatomy of a Lean Leader, Jerry Bussell identifies the ten essential characteristics of a lean leader and illustrates those traits with stories from modern CEO’s and one of this country’s greatest leaders, Abraham Lincoln. Bussell is founder of the Jacksonville Lean Consortium, a group of companies and government agencies improving business performance by sharing knowledge about implementing lean principles. Recently retired as vice president, Global Operations, at Medtronic Surgical Technologies, Bussell is president of Bussell Lean Associates, a lean management advisory service for CEOs and their executive teams. He is also executive advisor to Underwriters Laboratories’ Center of Continuous Improvement and Innovation.
Break – 9:15-9:30AM
BREAKOUT #5 – 9:30-10:40AM
OPTION 1
Improving the Pace of Improvement Using TWI to Develop Fast-Paced Teams
Denis Becker and Bob Baird, Gemalto
OPTION 2
TWI Coachabouts – Using TWI to Improve Leadership Skills
Bryan Lund
OPTION 3
Practical Job Methods – Part 2
Mark Warren
Break – 10:40-10:55AM
BREAKOUT #6 – 10:55-12:05
OPTION 1
Foundations – Education, Training, Experience: Critical Initiation Process for Employees
Bruce Lawson, Terex
OPTION 2
Growing a Continuous Training & Improvement Culture at Leading Pharmaceutical Company
Jens Christian Egholm Serensen and Rasmus Jørgensen, Novo Nordisk A/S Pharma
OPTION 3
TWI and Leadership Development
Laura Murray, IBM
Networking Lunch 12:05-1:05PM
TWI SUMMIT MEETUP – 1:05-2:35PM
Break – 2:35-2:45PM
WRAP-UP #7 – 2:45-3:15PM