Lean webinar features Womack and Shook
“Lean Management and the Role of Lean Leadership” is the firstJohn Shook, senior advisor to LEI and the first American to work as a manager in Toyota’s operations in Japan, will share the key characteristics of Lean management and leadership as he learned it at Toyota and other companies.
The webinar will address where management begins and ends; how value is created for the customer in the three key processes of any business: design, make and use; the links between a Lean Management System and traditional organizational structures; the role of Lean leaders as change agents; the “right" leadership style to support a Lean transformation; and the vital few leadership principles and practices at Toyota.
Interested viewers can go to www.lean.org to register for the webinar.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey