Brian has over 30 years of industry experience and now leads SPL Consulting which specializes in strategic planning, Lean implementation and leadership development. He has been a C-level executive since 1996 and has led and sponsored hundreds of kaizen events resulting in millions of dollars of bottom line improvement. He has received extensive training throughout his career in Lean methodologies, including certification through Shingijutsu Top Japan Training. Brian has successfully achieved higher levels of operational performance while working in the label and package converting industries, in addition to working in such diverse other industries as microbiological testing, robotics, and co-extruded films.
Set-Up Reduction (Co-presented with Kevin Weeks)
Beating the competition requires steady gains in production efficiency. This session defines how to cut makeready time through the single-minute exchange of die (SMED) system, a vital component of Lean production. You’ll learn the concepts behind SMED, such as the distinction between internal and external tasks, and a specific multi-step process. Importantly, learn the tactics to conduct an improvement blitz over just a few days, which dramatically reduces your makeready time on a press or any other production equipment.