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Registration: Members - $32.00, Guests - $40.00

When: Tuesday, October 11, 2016
7:30 am - 10:00 am
Where: Manufacturer's Golf & Country Club
511 Dreshertown Road
Ft. Washington, Pennsylvania  19034
United States
Presenter: Michael Kuta
Contact: Maureen Waddington

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Please Note:  Meeting has been postponed, date TBD


Operations Executives Group


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

7:30 am - 10:00 am 


Manufacturer's Golf & Country Club

Ft. Washington, PA 19034




Do You Have a Lean Company or a Company That Does Lean Things?


With all of today's supply chain volatility and ever-changing customer demands, organizations must continuously reconfigure the way they operate or risk being reconfigured by the competition. This presentation will snap-shot a transformation prescription: move from tools to rules - you cannot kaizen your way to Lean. This presentation will examine the DNA of continuous improvement, explore the notion that if operational excellence and lean systems are so good, why then isn't every company already lean? Plus, we suggest to all those who aspire to be a Lean leader that it's time to 'wake up and smell the routines', the significance of leaders as teachers and establishing daily accountability.


Becoming a Lean [operational excellence] company is foundational to business transformation. This presentation concludes by highlighting the top ten organizational learning principles that can help you position a systemic approach to business transformation turning your continuous improvement investment into margin and growth.



About Michael Kuta and Productivity Inc.


Michael is Managing Partner, Productivity Inc., a leading international consulting and education provider that specializes in delivering business process improvement solutions throughout the Global 1000.  He has over 30 years’ experience in planning, implementing, and managing value adding work place programs and management initiatives at the corporate, SBU, and operations P&L level of leading multi-national companies, as well as, in a wide-spectrum of situations with medium and small companies.      


Following active duty in the US Marine Corps, Michael began his industrial career with Chrysler Corporation as an Industrial Engineer.  Subsequently, Michael pioneered successful, progressive, engineering and corporate staff functions with Fortune 100 companies such as American Machine and Foundry (AMF Voit, Inc.) as Manager, Industrial Engineering, Memorex Corporation as Manager, Industrial and Process Engineering, and Champion International Corporation as Chief Industrial Engineer, Operations Manager, and Director of Organizational Effectiveness. 


Since joining Productivity Inc. in the mid-1980’s, Mr. Kuta is fortunate to have been mentored by renowned business process improvement innovators such as Norman Bodek, Ryuji Fukuda, Raymond Floyd, Yoshiki Iwata, and Shigeo Shingo in the hands-on application and rapid deployment of today’s operational excellence best practices, and applying those lessons-learn with companies such as adidas, ExxonMobile Corporation, Johnson Controls Inc., Kaiser Aluminum Corporation, Suncor Energy Inc., and The Ford Motor Company.  


Today, as Managing Partner, Productivity Inc., Michael is responsible for Productivity’s global business operations.  With offices and affiliates in The Americas, Asia, and Europe, he is involved in a variety of business improvement engagements and operational excellence projects with many brand companies, for more than a decade a teacher Lean Management Certification at The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business, and active with a variety of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations delivering seminars and lecturing on topics such as Leadership Standard Work and Accountability, Business Process Improvement, and Strategy Deployment.  



Great program and terrific networking all in one!

Members - $32

Guests - $40

Guests may register by calling 215-393-3144