Virginia Tech - Roanoke Center
Implementing Lean: Operational Excellence for Local Government  - March 3-4, 2016  - Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center  - Roanoke, Virginia
Implementing Lean: Operational Excellence for Local Government  - March 3-4, 2016  - Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center  - Roanoke, Virginia

Schedule

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
8:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:15 am Welcome Address
Kay Dunkley, Director of the Virginia Tech Roanoke Center
Chris Morrill, Roanoke City Manager and Tom Gates, Roanoke County Administrator
9:30 am Keynote: Jeff Fuchs - Lean Overview and Why Lean is Important
Breakout Sessions I
10:45 am A. Mike Leigh, OpX Solutions - Intro to Lean Thinking
B. Leigh Anne Strahler and Mike Mercer, AEP - Implementing Lean in Utilities - “Really? Here?”
C. Chris Morrill and Tom Gates, City of Roanoke and Roanoke County - Leading Lean Government
12:00 Lunch - Keynote Speaker: Elizabeth Jamison, VT Adjunct Faculty - Leading Change and the (Accidental) Threat to an Ethical Culture
Breakout Sessions II
1:15 pm A. Andrea Ross, Department of Corrections - Kanban Projects
B. Margaret Deck, Virginia Tech Instructor - Lean Tools for Success
C. Peter Mierke, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems
Breakout Sessions III
2:30 pm A. Mark Oakes, Merit Medical - Lean in the Office
B. Bobby Bowman, Altec - Value Stream Mapping
C. John Dyer, JD&A, Inc. - Process Innovation & Simulation
4:00-6:00 pm Conference Reception - Craft Beer Theme
Keynote Speaker: Jeff Cole, J. Cole Group - Craft Beer and Lean
Thursday, March 2, 2017
8:00 am Welcome and Continental Breakfast
8:30 am Keynote Address - Matt Roth, Harley-Davidson - Continuing a Lean Culture
Breakout Sessions I
9:30 am A. Chuck Springer, Denton, TX - Denton’s Lean Journey- Successes and Challenges
B. David Williamson, Advance Auto - Lean Project Management
C. Paul Pejsa, ThedaCare - Lean Healthcare
10:45 am Dive Deeper Round Table Discussions
1. Chris Morrill
2. Chuck Springer
3. John Dyer
4. Mike Leigh
5. Margaret Deck
6. Paul Pejsa
7. Nick Bobay
8.Jason Cash
  9. Matt Roth
10. Jason Bingham
11. Gwin Ellis
12. Lt. Jeffrey Newman
13. Connie Carter and Steve Martin
14. Leigh Anne Strahler & Mike Mercer
15. RB Lawhorn and Amelia Merchant
Noon Lunch - Keynote Speaker: Jason Bingham, Trane
1:15 pm Lean Academy - Jeff Fuchs, Chris Morrill, and Mike Leigh
  • Kick-off session for the Lean Academy
  • Discuss the components and the impacts of Lean Government
2:00 pm Closing Session


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