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PIA announces 2011 Continuous Improvement Conference

Dec 10, 2010 12:00 AM

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Printing Industries of America announces its plans for the 2011 Continuous Improvement Conference, focused on operational excellence and lean manufacturing. It will take place April 10–13 in Kansas City, MO, and will feature a tour of Harley-Davidson and Hallmark factories,  as well as case studies, a new "how-to" tutorial track and keynote addresses.

The "How-To" Tutorial Track sessions teach the basics of continuous improvement: spotting waste; implementing 5S; performing a kaizen event; establishing effective standard work; avoiding common reasons for the failure of improvement efforts; and connecting a safety program to continuous improvement.

Case study presenters include Hallmark, Huhtamaki, Ovid Bell Press, Japs-Olson Co., H&H Color Lab, and Transcontinental Printing. Also presenting is Sandia National Laboratories, recipient of the Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence, the first public sector organization ever to win such worldwide recognition.

Keynoting the conference will be TARP Worldwide vice chairman John Goodman and QMI/Visual-Lean Institute principal Gwendolyn Galsworth, Ph.D.