Respect for People – It starts at the top and permeates everything you do

Presented By:

Jerry Solomon

Session Abstract:

The operational strategy proven to be most effective in achieving world-class performance levels is Lean. It has been said that 97 out of 100 companies do not achieve true Lean where the organization is continually improving every day and respect for people is ingrained in the company and its leadership practices.

This session will provide an overview of what Lean leadership is about, will demonstrate via a kaizen summary how Lean tools, including visuals, kanbans and a pull system can be applied to transform the employee review process into a value added, respectful, engaging process appreciated by its internal customers, and how one company puts the Respect for People principle into action across the globe.

Learning Objectives:

“In this session you will learn…”

  • Where the emphasis needs to be during the Lean journey
  • How a kaizen in HR transformed the review process
  • How the different leadership styles flange up with lean
  • How the CEO must become the leader of the human aspect of Lean

About the Facilitator:

Jerry has over 35 years of experience working in a variety of industries where he has held the CFO and Vice President of Operations positions. He led Lean transformations achieving dramatic improvements in inventory turns, lead-times, customer service, income and cash flow. He has authored 3 Lean books, two of which won the prestigious Shingo Award: Who’s Counting? and Accounting for World Class Operations as well as Leading Lean. He was the Maryland Lean Leader of the Year in 2013. He is a founding thought leader and subject matter expert in Lean Accounting and has been teaching and practicing Lean Accounting for the last three decades. Jerry introduced Lean to Barry-Wehmiller, a $2 billion global packaging firm that is a recognized leader in Lean culture. Jerry is a long time board member of the Maryland World Class Consortia and a frequent speaker at industry conferences