John Compton is owner and principal of Compton & Associates, a consulting company dedicated to improving the people, processes, and profits of its clients. He is professor emeritus of the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he taught quality systems and process improvement while serving as director of the Center for Quality and Productivity in the Graphic Arts. Most recently, he served as vice president of quality and training at Vertis Communications and prior to that he served as vice president of quality and organizational development at Fort Dearborn Company. Compton has authored and co-authored several books dealing with quality and productivity in the printing and imaging industry. He is a Master Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt and a senior member of the American Society for Quality. John has served as a consultant to the Continuous Improvement Conference since 2010.
Enhancing CI by Playing to Your Strengths
Karl Wadensten, VIBCO Vibrators, and John Compton, Compton & Associates (Leadership & Culture)Gallup’s CliftonStrengths Assessment (formerly StrengthsFinder) excels at revealing the top strengths of individuals (over 8,000 take the assessment daily). It is valuable for individuals to know their strengths, but equally valuable for companies to know and leverage different individual strengths. Hear how companies are benefitting from understanding the strengths of their employees and how you can do the same.
Work and Waste: The Power of Observation
(Process & Tools–Fundamentals)The goal of Lean thinking companies is to maximize customer value while minimizing the resources needed to do so. To accomplish this, the non-value creating activities and conditions must be identified and eliminated. This session focuses on learning to see the waste in any work activity. Examples of waste in printing companies will be shown and discussed, along with techniques for observing work activities and a hands-on demonstration. Strategies for minimizing wasteful activities will be offered.