As the Lean champion and plant manager at Micron Manufacturing Company, Dan led the company’s Lean transformation, which began in 2000. In 2009, Micron was awarded the Shingo Silver Medallion for Operational Excellence—the smallest family-owned manufacturer on the planet to receive such recognition to that point. In 2013, Micron was recognized as one of Michigan’s 50 Companies to Watch. For the past several years Dan has served as a director on the board of the Michigan Lean Consortium (MLC) or as an advisor to its president. Despite all of the above, Dan learned everything he knows about Lean, management, and leadership while growing up in the potato fields of the family farm.
Our Furious Quest for Operational Excellence
Shingo Prize-winning organizations demonstrate a culture where principles of operational excellence are deeply embedded into the thinking and behavior of all leaders, managers, and associates. Among the principles they demonstrate: respect every individual, assure quality at the source, focus on process, and create constancy of purpose. This is your chance to hear how one recipient company has created an operational approach that puts it at the forefront of manufacturers around the globe.