Drawing from advanced Lean Manufacturing techniques typically seen in the automotive and aerospace industries, Mr. Pickering will reveal how to use some of those same techniques and solutions in the world of printing and converting. He will discuss how a handful of package converters have constructed and are using Obeya (aka “War”) rooms, to promote collaboration, problem solving and continuous improvement. The rooms use a variety of visual communication tools to give managers and supervisors a clear understanding of what is currently happening and what steps are being taken to become better. Also being explored will be the method of using KamishiBai Cards (aka “Story Cards”) a Lean Technique for auditing and checking processes. Mr. Pickering will relate some of the Best Practices he has discovered while working with sophisticated converters across three continents and 17 countries, all in packaging. Even advanced companies will able to take away some new ideas.