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Leaders do not gain a competitive advantage by imitating others. Simply copying what worked in a different business might or might not work in yours. Instead, effective leaders obtain outstanding results by transforming an environment of confusion into an environment of stability. This means establishing predictive, practical control in the face of random events and complex processes. If you want to be a more effective leader, join us in Chicago.
For decades now, leaders have used the innovative Factory Physics framework to achieve outstanding and predictable results in difficult environments. They have established simple, effective, and intuitive practices in the face of poor forecasts with high mix demand and complex processes. You can too. Come to Chicago and hear from the people who have been there to guide you through best practices using practical science. Don’t get left behind. Space is limited.
Lieutenant General Gus Pagonis (U.S. Army, Retired)
Leading in difficult environments is the first-hand experience of Lt. Gen. Gus Pagonis. He led Logistics during the Gulf War of 1991 and helped Sears turn around in the 1990's. Now widely recognized for his operations expertise, Pagonis will share innovative leadership practices and describe how to lead complex organizations in uncertain times. Topics include: Converting strategy to execution; Leadership principles in times of change; Transition (change) Management-the need to tailor implementation.
Innovator of Lean Six Sigma and founder of the George Group. George is uniquely suited to understanding the post-Lean Six Sigma world as he first unified the Lean and Six Sigma approaches. George’s talk will address management practices beyond Lean Six Sigma. Managers need a practical, scientific understanding of how supply chains work in order to move beyond “improvements by imitation.” This understanding also allows predictive increases in profitability from cycle time reduction.
Co-author of the award-winning book, Factory Physics, and developer of Factory Physics Operations Analytics will describe how to successfully use science to improve any manufacturing supply chain. Manufacturing processes and markets for products differ widely but the basic physics of process flows and of inventory is the same for any operation. The Factory Physics approach allows leaders to design a production or service supply chain uniquely suited to their particular business environment.
|May 8||May 9|
|7:30AM||Registration & continental breakfast||8:30AM - 3:00PM||Workshop: Factory Physics for Managers|
|8:30AM||Keynote: Lt. General (ret.) Gus Pagonis
Leadership and Science as a Compass for Business
|9:45AM||Keynote: Mark Spearman, President, Factory Physics, Inc.
Practical Science: Innovatively Connect Strategy to Successful Execution
|11:00AM||First Breakout – two rooms
Topic 1: Spearman - Concepts in Practice, Shape Your Organization to Succeed
Topic 2: Pagonis - Leadership in Complex, Challenging Environments
|12:15PM||Lunch & Keynote Speaker Michael George
The Post-Lean Six Sigma World
|2:00PM||Second Breakout - two rooms (Factory Physics and Lean)
Topic 1: Factory Physics and Lean Six Sigma
Topic 2: Factory Physics in application
|3:30PM||Closing Panel (George, Spearman, Pagonis)
Leadership in the Post-Lean Six Sigma World
|5:00PM - 6:30PM||Networking Reception|