2.02.2011

The 2011 Lean and Six Sigma Conference

I recently received a brochure for the upcoming 2011 Lean and Six Sigma Conference in Phoenix at the end of February, and I am quite impressed with its program. The application of Lean techniques to nontraditional industries, such as health care, and to different areas within an organization away from the shop floor, such as administration and product development, has proliferated within the past 10 years -- It's great to see this conference reflect that. I'm glad to see more presentations focusing on creating Lean culture as opposed to strictly applying tools as well. In addition, such Productivity Press authors as John Casey, Robert Damelio, Mike Osterling, and Karen Martin lead sessions while Adil Dalal delivers a keynote address.

Other than learning about successful applications and case studies, attendees also have numerous opportunities to network with the veterans who have lead or participated in transformations. These informal one-on-one, side conversations often prove invaluable to those just beginning the Lean journey.

2 comments:

Six Sigma Excellence said...

A Six Sigma organization looks at itself in a new light. There is revitalized or enhanced focus on customer satisfaction, and there is a greater sensitivity and awareness of the predictability and capability, or lack thereof, of mission-critical business processes.

iso 9000 said...

Hey, very nice site. I came across this on Google, and I am stoked that I did. I will definately be coming back here more often. Wish I could add to the conversation and bring a bit more to the table, but am just taking in as much info as I can at the moment.

iso 9000