Tim has been in print operations his entire 28-year career, starting with John H. Harland Company and then Harland Clarke. His roles have shifted from plant manager to manufacturing manager to process quality manager. He was an early practitioner of Six Sigma and Total Quality Management practices. In 2014 he joined Wright Global Graphics as plant manager with additional responsibilities for the implementation, support, and management of the Wright Global Graphics Continuous Improvement Program. He has successfully transformed plant operations to a Lean, team based, cellular production system reducing cycle times through 5S, shop floor redesign, team-based work cells, visual controls, pull process flows, JIT inventory, autonomous maintenance, and rapid response.
How to Get Started on your CI Journey
Companies often decide to embark on a Lean/continuous improvement initiative without anyone on staff who has implementation experience. If this is true of your company, a veteran of multiple CI implementations will show you how to get your initiative off to a solid start. He’ll cover essentials for success: sustaining momentum by communicating why, integrating the company’s mission, objectives, and key performance indicators, involving everybody every day, and ensuring key initiatives stay aligned with the “True North” direction of the company. Whether you are a top executive or a lean practitioner hired to implement your program this presentation will help you ensure long term success and avoid a potentially disastrous false start.