Lean Six Sigma, Kaizen and Kata for Chemical Engineers

Co-sponsored by Associação Brasileira de Engenharia Química (ABEQ).
Originally delivered Oct 5, 2016
Source: AIChE
  • Type:
    Archived Webinar
  • Level:
    Intermediate
  • Duration:
    1 hour
  • PDHs:
    1.00

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Involved in or leading improvement initiatives? Gain a quick introduction to Lean Six Sigma tools and how to put them to work for you.

In this 60-minute introduction, you’ll gain insight into several case studies that globally transformed operations using Lean Six Sigma operational and management tools and how they can benefit your project and improvement initiatives as well as your career. Featuring classic operational examples for supply chain and working capital improvement, this webinar also introduces two process excellence/change management practices. One is the rapid improvement process called Kaizen which is used to remove waste as defined by the customer. The other is the active leadership and mentoring style known as Kata. By the end of the webinar, you’ll understand the basics of Lean Six Sigma, Kaizen and Kata philosophies and techniques and how applying them can help you achieve sustainable continuous improvement while directly impacting your bottom line. 

Take a look at your agenda:

  • Lessons learned from Toyota
  • Basic component of Lean Six Sigma
  • The Kata active leadership and mentoring style
  • The value and immediate impact of Kaizen events
  • Increase your impact on the bottom line globally

Who should Attend:

Anyone whose work includes improving operational efficiencies and adding measurable value to your company’s financial and competitive position including:

  • Project leaders
  • Engineers leading groups
  • Change agents
  • Operational excellence leaders
  • Continuous improvement leaders
  • Quality control leaders
  • Team effectiveness leaders
  • Risk managers
Presenter(s): 

Janet Hammill

Janet Hammill is an employee of The Dow Chemical Company, a global diversified chemicals company. She is a graduate of the Carnegie-Mellon University Chemical Engineering Masters program with an undergraduate degree in Chemistry. In her position as Organizational Effectiveness Leader and Master Black Belt (MBB) she has applied Six Sigma methodology to build roadmaps of process excellence and mentor performance improvement teams. She is currently providing Organizational Effectiveness support as an MBB for the Ras Tanura Integrated Project, a proposed joint venture between Dow and Saudi...Read more

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