Lean for Frontline Supervisors | The Center for Corporate and Professional Development | Kent State University

Lean for Frontline Supervisors

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 8:30am to 4:30pm
Location: Independence; Price: $345.00

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OPTIONAL ADD-ON PROGRAM

The overall success of a Lean transformation depends on leadership, especially frontline supervision. Supervisors and managers of individuals are the critical links between higher-level leadership and the people in the workplace. Frontline leaders are expected to change the current culture into a culture of continuous improvement.

This one-day program is developed based on the “Five Needs of a Supervisor,” identified by industry experts in the Training Within Industry (TWI) Service, a model for training people in industry and arguably the “ground zero” of Lean and Kaizen. TWI focuses on the fundamental challenges frontline leaders face in leading a Lean culture change. TWI considers five important skills every supervisor should have:

  1. Knowledge of the Work
  2. Knowledge of Responsibility
  3. Skill in Instructing
  4. Skill in Improving Methods (Kaizen)
  5. Skill in Leading to

Participants will learn how to use practical Lean tools and techniques in enough detail to begin to apply them immediately in their work. They will also receive an introduction to some of the “softer skills” needed to create and sustain successful change.

 


We can tailor this program and deliver it on-site for your employees and leaders.

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Facilitator

John Potkalitsky John Potkalitsky

John Potkalitsky retired from Eaton Corporation after 20 years of successfully deploying Lean in manufacturing and office environments, at both domestic and international plant sites.

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"It was a great use of my time and the tools will be used immediately."

Leonard Zepeda, Lead, Trelleborg Sealing Profiles US