2015 LEAN & SIX SIGMA WORLD CONFERENCE
  
 
The Leading Conference on Lean, Six Sigma, and Continuous Improvement

The Leading Conference on Lean, Six Sigma, and Continuous Improvement
March 11-12, 2015 
JW Marriott
Houston, Texas USA
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Practical Applications and New Trends in Lean & Six Sigma

Featured Speaker Jean-Paul Gaillard, Former CEO of Nestlé Nespresso, and Chairman/CEO, Ethical Coffee CompanyA rare appearance by Jean-Paul Gaillard, who is often described as the "Steve Jobs" of the coffee industry. 

 
Join the Community of Practitioners, Experts, Gurus, Leaders, and Executives from Manufacturing, Service, Healthcare, Transactional, Government and others.

With 5 keynote presentations, 50+ breakout sessions, and 3 expanded sessions, this year's event aims to be the largest and most comprehensive Lean & Six Sigma event of 2015. 

Featured and Keynote Speakers

     
 David Edgar, Ph.D.
Professor, Business
 Transformation, Glasgow Caledonian University
 Tina Rothrauff, PMP

Sr. IT Project Manager,

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

 David Meza
Program Manager, NASA Johnson Space Center
 Vino C. Mody
Former VP of Quality, Scientific Atlanta
     
 Ashley Stroud-LoVerde
MBB, PMP, VP LSS Emdeon
 Patrick K. Phillips
Chief Information Officer, DKI
 Ofelia Hodgins
Project Manager, LSS MBB, HSBC-Mexico
 David Silverstein
Founder & CEO, BMGI

These are some of the topics that will be covered in the technical program:

  • Strategic design for organizational excellence
  • Organizational assessments for high priority results
  • Lean and Six Sigma tools for sustainability
  • Methods of measurement and control using Lean and Six Sigma
  • Integrating Lean and Six Sigma into daily process activity
  • Examples of qualitative and quantitative tools for problem determination and resolution
  • Sharing Lean and Six Sigma approaches across the global value chain
  • Analytical approaches for gathering effective data for planning and improvement

CONFERENCE-AT-A-GLANCE

Technical Program - Day 1Technical Program - Day 1; Wednesday, March 11, 2015
 LSS TRACK 1
Keynote: Innovation Made Simple
Track Chair: Marco Luzzatti

Session #LSS-011; 8:10 AM-8:50 AM
Innovation, Value Creation, and Creativity
David Edgar, Ph.D., Professor of Strategy and Business Transformation, Glasgow School for Business and Society, Glasgow Caledonian University; Glasgow, U.K.
Session #LSS-012; 8:50 AM-9:30 AM
Innovation Made Simple
Jean-Paul Gaillard, Chairman & CEO, Ethical Coffee Company S.A.; Fribourg, Switzerland
Session #LSS-013; 9:30 AM-10:10 AM
Tongue Fu! Martial Arts for the Mind and Mouth
Tina Rothrauff, PMP, Sr. IT Project Manager, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA

Morning Break - 10:00 AM-10:30 AM
LSS TRACK 2
Take Lean & Six Sigma to the Next Level
Track Chair: Ashley Stroud-LoVerde

Session #LSS-021; 10:30 AM-11:10 AM

Creative Six Sigma: Magic, Juggling, and Criss Angel
William Hooper, President, William Hooper Consulting, Inc.; Naperville, IL, USA
Todd Hooper, Quality Process Analyst, Hoosier Racing Tires, Plymouth, IN, USA

Session #LSS-022; 11:10 AM-12:00 PM

Lean Six Sigma Training Standards are Coming! How Will Standardization Impact the Future of Lean & Six Sigma?
Ashley Stroud-LoVerde, Vice President, LSS, Emdeon, Nashville, TN, USA

Networking Luncheon - 12:00 PM-1:15 PM
LSS TRACK 3
Lean & Six Sigma and
the Bottom Line
Track Chair:Marco Luzzatti
 LSS TRACK 4
Employee Engagement in Lean & Six Sigma Projects
Track Chair:Bonnie Stone Hauge
LSS TRACK 5
Reach Your Full Potential with Lean & Six Sigma 
Track Chair:Kimberly Watson-Hemphill

Session #LSS-031
1:15 PM-1:50 PM

Reduction of NPF (No Problem Found) - A Major Cost Driver
Vino C. Mody,
Former VP of Quality, SA Cisco Systems, Cisco Systems; El Paso, TX, USA

Session #LSS-032
1:50 PM-2:25 PM

Using Repetitive Yet Flexible Planning to Create Stability
Rebecca Altenhoff,
Repetitive Flexible Supply Ltd Associate, Repetitive Flexible Supply Ltd; Madison, WI, USA

Session #LSS-033
2:25 PM-3:00 PM

Seamless Strategic Work Speaker TBD


Session #LSS-041
1:15 PM-1:50 PM

Gilbert Behavioral Model in Lean & Six Sigma
Mark W. Phillips,
Lead Process Engineer, USAA; San Antonio, TX, USA 

Session #LSS-042
1:50 PM-2:25 PM

Leading People Through Transformational Change
Dana Ginn,
Senior Client Partner, BMGI; Denver, CO, USA

Session #LSS-043
2:25 PM-3:00 PM

Employee Engagement and the Science of Victory
William Levinson,
President, Levinson Productivity Systems PC; Wilkes Barre, PA, USA

Session #LSS-051
1:15 PM-1:50 PM

The Great Waste - Why We Underutilize the Human Value
Patrick K. Phillips,
Chief Information Officer, DKI; Sandy, UT, USA

Session #LSS-052
1:50 PM-2:25 PM

Productivity Profiles & Setup Graphs for Better Changeovers
William Houser,
President, Eagle Force, Inc.; Spring, TX, USA

Session #LSS-053
2:25 PM-3:00 PM

How to Avoid Getting Laid Off: Enhance Your Management Value
Forrest Breyfogle,
CEO, Smarter Solutions, Inc.; Austin, TX, USA
 

Afternoon Break - 3:00 PM-3:30 PM
LSS TRACK 6
Boost Your Lean & Six Sigma
Track Chair:Tanya Pistawka
LSS TRACK 7
Lean &
Six Sigma in Defense & Military 
Track Chair:Alberto A. Yanez-Moreno
LSS TRACK 8
Statistics Without the Fear Factor 
Track Chair:Ashley Stroud-LoVerde

Session #LSS-061
3:30 PM-4:05 PM

Toyota Kata: Wax On, Wax Off
Chris Hayes,
CEO, Impact Performance Solutions; Morgan, UT, USA

Session #LSS-062
4:05 PM-4:40 PM

Boost Lean & Six Sigma Implementation Using Theory of Constraints
Dushyant Thatte,
Consultant, Tata Consultancy Services; Eden Prairie, MN, USA
Swethambari Balasubramanian, 
Business Consultant, Tata Consultancy Services; Minneapolis MN, USA

Session #LSS-063
4:40 PM-5:10 PM

Bridging the Gap Between Lean Six Sigma, Statistics, and Process Improvement
Ofelia Hodgins,
Project Manager & LSS MBB, HSBC-Mexico
Duncan Valverde, HSBC-Mexico

Session #LSS-071
3:30 PM-4:05 PM

Using Data Envelopment Analysis to Measure Project Efficiency
David Meza, 
Program Manager, NASA - Johnson Space Center; Houston, TX, USA

Session #LSS-072
4:05 PM-4:40 PM

Sustaining a Continuous Improvement Culture: Paint Area Case
Javier Cervantes, Manager, Engineering & Quality, General Dynamics NASSCO/TIMSA; Calexico, CA, USA

Session #LSS-081
3:30 PM-5:10 PM

Statistics without the Fear Factor

(Interactive Session)


Joel Smith, Statistician, Minitab, Inc.; State College, PA, USA 

















LSS TRACK 9
Lean & Six Sigma Speed Networking
6:00 PM-7:00 PM
Brian Clark, engines, inc.; Jonesboro, AR, USA


LSS WORKSHOP 1    Lean Project Management 
6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Terra Vanzant Stern, Six Sigma Master Black Belt, SSD Global Solutions, Inc.; Conifer, CO, USA
Fee: For Conferees $95; for non-Conferees $195
Track Chair: Beth Galt


Technical Program - Day 2; Thursday, March 12, 2015
LSS TRACK 10
Lean & Six Sigma Applications in Oil, Gas, and Energy
Track Chair: Russ Aikman
LSS TRACK 11
Deployment Strategies for Lean & Six Sigma
Track Chair: Joel Smith
LSS TRACK 12
How to Avoid Pitfalls in Lean & Six Sigma Projects 
Track Chair: Ashley Stroud-LoVerde


Session #LSS-101
8:05 AM-8:40 AM

A Six Sigma DFSS Approach for Industrial Gas Turbine Repair Products
Somesh J. Ghunakikar,
Principal Engineer, Siemens Energy, Inc.; Orlando, FL, USA

Session #LSS-102
8:40 AM-9:15 AM

Process Improvement Projects with Rotating Staff Schedules
Layla Kashani,
Principal, Inahsak, Inc.; Monte Carlo, Monaco

Session #LSS-103
9:15 AM-9:50 AM

Kaizen Event Case Study for High Volume Plastic Company
Alberto Yanez-Moreno,
Master Black Belt, TMAC/The University of Texas at Arlington; Dallas, TX, USA 


Session #LSS-111
8:05 AM-8:40 AM

Reinventing Ourselves: Cisco’s Journey Beyond Certification
Keli M. Holmes,
Program Lead, Cisco Systems; Wake Forest, NC, USA

Session #LSS-112
8:40 AM-9:15 AM

How to Reach Critical Mass While Deploying Lean & Six Sigma
Vania Batista,
Executive Director, Gemba Training; Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil

Session #LSS-113
9:15 AM-9:50 AM

Making Lean6Sigma Part of the Organization's DNA
Bertram Perry Wells,
Global Director, HR Performance & Customer Service, Schneider Electric; Lexington, KY, USA 
 
Session #LSS-121
8:05 AM-8:40 AM

Designing Your Processes Right the First Time
Kristine Bradley,
Principal, Firefly Consulting; Austin, TX, USA

Session #LSS-122
8:40 AM-9:15 AM

Leaving Money On The Table: Deployment Miscues & Mistakes
Russ Aikman,
LSS Program Manager, TMAC/The University of Texas at Arlington; Arlington, TX, USA

Session #LSS-123
9:15 AM-9:50 AM

New Valuation Model for Intangible Project Benefits
Chris Paret, Vice President of Sales,  MoreSteam.com; Powell, OH, USA





















Morning Break 9:50 AM-10:15 AM
LSS TRACK 13
Lean & Six Sigma Applications in Healthcare
Track Chair:Bonnie Stone Hauge
LSS TRACK 14
Unique Applications of Lean & Six Sigma
Track Chair: Kimberly
Watson-Hemphill

LSS TRACK 15
Software Tools for Lean & Six Sigma
Track Chair:Tanya Pistawka

Session #LSS-131;

10:15 AM-10:50 AM
Healthcare Quality Improvement and the Triple Aim
James C. Benneyan,
Executive Director, Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute at Northeastern University; Boston, MA, USA

Session #LSS-132;
 10:50 AM-11:25 AM
Lean & Six Sigma Implementation within Clinical Research
Gerard Quinn,
Director, Strategic Projects & Process Excellence, ICON Plc; Dublin, Ireland 

Session #LSS-133;
11:25 AM-12:00 PM
Organizational Strategy Cascaded from Boardroom to Bedside in 3 Weeks
Sumeet Kumar,
Director, Quality & Performance Excellence, North Bay Regional Health Centre; North Bay, ON, Canada
Nancy Jacko, RN, BA, BScN, 
Vice President of Planning, Partnership, Professional Practice and Chief Nursing Executive,
North Bay Regional Health Centre;
North Bay, ON, Canada


Session #LSS-141;

10:15 AM-10:50 AM
Fighting Poverty in East Africa with Lean & Six Sigma
Andrew Parris,
Senior Process Advisor, World Vision International; Monrovia, CA, USA

Session #LSS-142;
10:50 AM-11:25 AM
We’re Different! Deploying Lean & Six Sigma in a Sales and Marketing Organization
Ken Feldman,
Director, Rapid Continuous Improvement, Dr Pepper Snapple Group; Plano, TX, USA 

Session #LSS-143;
11:25 AM-12:00 PM
A Unique Lean & Six Sigma Deployment in an Agri-Business
Vasant Sridhar,
Deployment Head - Leaf Operations, Process Excellence, ITC Limited - Agri Business Division - ILTD; Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
Saurabh Gupta, Head Process Excellence, ITC Limited - Agri Business Division - ILTD; Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India



Session #LSS-151;

 10:15 AM-10:50 AM
Is Software Limiting Your Operating Results?
Jason Tillman, VP, Revenue Integrity, HCA North Texas Division, Irving, TX, USA

Session #LSS-152;
 10:50 AM-11:25 AM
DevOpsing with Lean & Six Sigma
Sudhanshu Anand, Process Consultant, Tata Consultancy Services; Bloomington, MN, USA
Dushyant Thatte, Consultant, Tata Consultancy Services; Bloomington, MN, USA


Session #LSS-153;
11:25 AM-12:00 PM
What Software Support Package Do I Need?
Kevin Lee Kretzschmar, Lead Decision Science Analyst, USAA, San Antonio, TX, USA





























Networking Luncheon - 12:00 PM-1:15 PM
LSS TRACK 16
Lean & Six Sigma Applications in Government and Service
Track Chair:Beth Galt
LSS TRACK 17
Linking Voice of the Customer to Lean & Six Sigma
Track Chair:Darren Flynn
LSS TRACK 18
Measurement & Analysis Methods for Lean & Six Sigma
Track Chair:Joel Smith

Session #LSS-161
1:15 PM-1:50 PM

Lean & Six Sigma in Local Government
Guillermo Garcia,
Director of Innovation, City of Tyler; Tyler, TX, USA

Session #LSS-162
1:50 PM-2:25 PM

Improve Services Offered by the Government to SMEs
Reem Abdulrasool Jasim,
Quality Assurance Manager, Labour Fund (Tamkeen); Hawarat Aali, Bahrain

Session #LSS-163
2:25 PM-3:00 PM

Let's Get RACI About Accountability
Grace Landis Duffy,
President, Management and Performance Systems; Eustis, FL, USA
 

Session #LSS-171
1:15 PM-1:50 PM

Making the Customer Experience Proactive and Preventive Sigma
John Goodman, Vice Chairman, Customer Care Measurement & Consulting; Alexandria, VA, USA

Session #LSS-172
 1:50 PM-2:25 PM

Enhancing the Customer Experience
Kimberly Watson-Hemphill, President, Firefly Consulting; Austin, TX, USA

Session #LSS-173
2:25 PM-3:00 PM

Improving Customer Experience from the Inside-Out
Stefan Sheckells, Vice President, Continuous Improvement, Prudential, Dresher, PA
Vernessa Hopkins, Vice President, Service , Prudential, Dresher, PA



Session #LSS-181
1:15 PM-1:50 PM

Crayola: Connecting the DMAIC Dots with Monte Carlo Simulation
Richard J. Titus,
MBB, Principal Titus Consulting, and Adjunct Faculty Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA

Session #LSS-182
1:50 PM-2:25 PM

Capability Analysis for Data from a Low Discrimination Gauge
Daniel Griffith, Minitab, Inc., Software Research Engineer, State College, PA, USA

Session #LSS-183
2:25 PM-3:00 PM

Spec Limits undefined - What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
Matt Savage,
Support and Training Services Director, PQ Systems; Dayton, OH, USA 




















Afternoon Break 3:00 PM-3:30 PM

LSS TRACK 19
Misconceptions and Pitfalls on DMAIC Projects
(Interactive Session)
Track Chair:Bonnie Stone Hauge
LSS TRACK 20
Program Management 
(Expanded Session)
Track Chair:Alberto A. Yanez-Moreno
LSS TRACK 21
Lean & Six Sigma Developmental Tools
Track Chair:Tanya Pistawka
 
Session #LSS-191
3:30 PM-4:30 PM

Misconceptions and Pitfalls on DMAIC Projects

(Interactive Session)

Marco A. Luzzatti, MBB, Train-the-Trainer, Greenville Technical College; Greenville, SC, USA



Session #LSS-201
3:30 PM-4:30 PM

Program Management + Stage Gate + Lean Thinking = Success!

(Expanded Session)

Ashley Stroud-LoVerde,
Vice President, LSS, Emdeon, Nashville, TN, USA
 

Session #LSS-211
3:30 PM-4:05 PM

Using Gemba as a Process Development Tool
Derek Darling, Global Director of Operations and Quality, Spectracom Corporations; Rochester, NY, USA

Session #LSS-212
4:05 PM-4:40 PM
End Keynote: 3 Steps Ahead: Managing the Law of Unintended Consequences
David Silverstein, Founder & CEO, BMGI; Denver, USA

















Conference Workshops; Wed, March 11, 2015
LSS WORKSHOP 1
Lean Project Management Workshop
Track Chair:Beth Galt
6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Terra Vanzant Stern, Six Sigma Master Black Belt, SSD Global Solutions, Inc.; Conifer, CO, USA
Fee: For Conferees $95; for non-Conferees $195










Conference Workshops; Friday, March 13, 2015

LSS WORKSHOP 2
Lean & Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification

WORKSHOP 3
Lean & Six Sigma Black Belt Training Essentials Based on LSS-6001 DIS

Friday, March 13, 2015
8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Don Johnston, CAS Adaptive Solutions; Titusville, FL, USA

Fee:
$495 if registered by Feb. 5, 2015; $595 after this date. Registration with “A2015” code only.


Friday, March 13, 2015

8:00 AM-4:00 PM

Ken Feldman, Director, Rapid Continuous Improvement, Dr Pepper Snapple Group; Plano, TX, USA

Fee: $495 if registered by Feb. 5, 2015; $595 after this date. Registration with “A2015” code only.












Registration for the Conference, Exhibitors, and Speakers


Click here to download a PDF copy of the Conference Registration Form
EARLY REGISTRATION GIFTS

Early Registration Deadline: 
February 5, 2015

Table PC
Apple TV

If you register for the Lean & Six Sigma World Conference, using the registration code "A2015" before the early registration deadline, your early registration gift selection includes the following:

iPod Shuffle
Tablet PC 

If you register for both the Lean & Six Sigma World Conference and the ISO 9000 World Conference by the early registration deadline, you may combine your gifts and receive:

Apple TV
Please see the Conference Registration Guidelines for further information.

Two Conferences, 
One Location!
March 9-10, 2015 
Participating Organizations
at the Lean & Six Sigma World Conference
Last year’s conference had attendees from 48 states and 19 countries.
3M
ATT
Bacardi-Martini Canada, Inc.
BASF Corporation
Bayer Corporation
BMW
Bose Corporation
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Campbell Soup Company
Caterpillar, Inc.
Chrysler Corporation
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Daimler Chrysler
Dow Chemical
Dunlop Tire Corporation
Duracell
Dupont
Eastman Kodak
Ford
Fujitsu Computer Products
GE Aircraft Engines
Gillette
Goodyear Tire

Hewlett Packard
Honeywell
IBM
Kohler
Lockheed Martin

M&M/Mars
Maytag Appliances
Mercedes
Merck
Mitsubishi
Mobil Chemical

Motorola
NASA
Nestle Research Center

Northrop Grumman
Pfizer
Pratt & Whitney
Proctor & Gamble
Rolls Royce Allison
SC Johnson & Son, Inc.
Schindler Elevator Corporation
Schneider Electric
Shell
Sherwin Williams
Siemens
The Boeing Company
The Coca-Cola Company
Tropicana
Underwriter Laboratories
UPS
Walmart
Westinghouse
Whirlpool


*Partial list of organizations that have participated or participating at the Lean & Six Sigma World Conference, Attendee participation does not indicate or imply endorsement or sponsorship.

Industries

Aerospace
Agriculture
Automotive
Chemicals
Construction
Defense
Electronics
Energy
Equipment
Financial
Food and Beverage
Government
Healthcare
Information Technology
Medical Devices
Metals and Mining
Optical
Pharmaceuticals
Printing

Public Safety

Public Administration
R&D/Design
Recycling
Rubber and Plastic Products
Service
Telecommunications
Textiles Transportation

Who Should Attend

The Lean & Six Sigma World Conference has something for everyone. The Organizing committee aims to have the most comprehensive technical program and training in the field of Lean & Six Sigma.

Auditors
Consultants
Continuous Improvement Managers
Directors
Engineers
Inspectors
Lean & Six Sigma Black Belts
Lean & Six Sigma Champions
Lean & Six Sigma Green Belts
Lean & Six Sigma Master Black Belts
Lean & Six Sigma Sponsors
Lean Professionals
Managers
Process Improvement Team Members
Senior/Executive Officers
Supervisors
Technicians

Focus Area

  • A3 Management for Organizational Learning and Problem Solving
  • Application of Specific Lean & Six Sigma Tools
  • Applied Statistics for Process Improvement
  • Careers in Lean & Six Sigma
  • Case studies for Lean & Six Sigma
  • CRM's Influence/Impact on Organization's Knowledge Management
  • Customer Feedback to Drive Product/Service Innovation
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Deployment of Lean & Six Sigma in Small and Medium Size Companies
  • Design for Six Sigma (DFSS), Lean Design, and/or Innovation
  • Educating Customers to Make Better Choices
  • Execute Business Strategy Using Lean & Six Sigma Processes
  • Future Trends and New Applications in Lean & Six Sigma
  • Hoshin Planning
  • Integration of Lean & Six Sigma with Quality Management Concepts
  • Intranet and Internet Applications of Lean & Six Sigma
  • ISO 9000 Integration of Lean & Six Sigma
  • Leadership's Evolution to Mentor & Coach
  • Leading in the Age of Transparency
  • Lean & Six Sigma Applications and Their Effect on the Bottom Line
  • Lean & Six Sigma to Manage Risk & Enhance Internal Management Controls
  • Lean Accounting and the Language of Money
  • Lean & Six Sigma in Support and Administrative Functions
  • Leveraging ISO & LSS to Sustain a Culture of CPI
  • LSS and Its Application to Sarbanes-Oxley
  • LSS and Market Sustainment
  • LSS for Product/Service Reliability
  • Must-have or Unique Products and Services for Lean & Six Sigma Applications
  • Project Selection & Strategies
  • Quality Leadership Inventory & Selecting Your Green & Black Belts
  • Six Sigma and its Link to TQM, Kaizen or Continuous Improvement
  • Strategic Alignment & Deployment (SA&D)
  • Strategic Change Management
  • Supply Value Chain Management
  • Theory of Constraints and its Relationship to LSS
  • Voice of the Customer


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