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Conference Theme and Focus Areas

2015 Theme:

Leading the Quality Journey Through Lean and Six Sigma

The quality journey is something that exists upon a continuum of excellence, and all organizations contend with it. Every organization remains in a state of constant motion—moving closer to or further away from the excellence they seek. The quality journey provides an opportunity for organizations to achieve the goals and level of excellence toward which they strive. This journey is one of many stages, and each presents challenges and circumstances that lean and Six Sigma methodologies can address.

The efforts made to embrace and implement lean and Six Sigma tools and methodologies can produce results along this journey, but those results need to be sustained. Solidifying those results is often a challenge that requires commitment and the development of a culture that supports continuous improvement, matches accountability with empowerment, and inspires innovation.

Focus Areas

  • Lean and Six Sigma Fundamentals
    • Practical applications
    • Technical/Statistical tools
    • Case studies and real-world applications
  • Implementation of Lean and Six Sigma
    • Tips and tricks for the Lean Six Sigma practitioner
    • Getting buy-in: Selling lean and Six Sigma to the uninitiated
    • Matching the right tool to the right problem
  • Nontraditional Applications of Lean and Six Sigma
    • New and unique applications of lean and Six Sigma methodologies
    • Quality for Life®: Using lean and Six Sigma outside the workplace
    • Lean and Six Sigma application in nonmanufacturing settings
  • Sustaining Results
    • Change management
    • People and processes: The human side of quality
    • Leadership – at all levels of the organization
  • Establishing and Sustaining a Culture of Quality
    • Getting leadership buy-in to create and sustain
    • Leading up, out, and down: How to affect the quality of an organizational culture when not at the top executive level
    • Lean startup and design for Six Sigma

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2015 Lean and Six Sigma Conference
March 2 – 3, 2015  |  Phoenix, AZ  |  Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs