September 19th, 2017 Section 1213 Dinner Meeting

Join ASQ Section 1213 at our monthly dinner meeting at True BBQ & Whiskey Bar, 8940 Calumet Ave., in Munster, IN, on September 19th, 2017.  Registration and networking session begin at 6:00 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m., and presentation at 7:30 p.m.

Our Speaker is John Allwood.  He will be presenting on the topic, “Standard Work is a Verb: The Quality Perspective.”

Abstract:

John’s presentation takes the message of Standard Work from his book, “Standard Work is a Verb: A Playbook for LEAN Manufacturing” and relates it to some real time / real life situations demonstrating the impact on quality that Standard Work in action can and does have. The anecdotes are relatable to many manufacturing situations that we encounter in the field every day. Tangible connections between the presented examples and contemporary expectations of Continuous Improvement can easily be drawn. 

Speaker’s Bio:  

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John Allwood was introduced to the Toyota production system while working at Tuthill Pump, Alsip Illinois in the 1990’s. That is where he met Bob Pentland, who is featured in Chapter 8 of Womak’s “LEAN Thinking” book. In 1998 Bob was brought in as the company’s LEAN consultant, and shortly thereafter, Tuthill Corporation began a ten year transformation to The Tuthill Business System; this under the watchful eye of Mr. Pentland.

John was appointed Tuthill Pump’s Change Agent early in the journey, and served as such for the next eight years. He then transitioned into serving as Product Line Manager over and entire value stream including 5 machining cells and an assembly cell. After that, John took his LEAN show on the road, serving in engineering and management positions and found that LEAN was not very well understood from the Standard Work perspective, apart from the company where he had spent the previous decade. John also encountered and received training in several “LEAN interpretations”, all of which conspicuously lacked in the focus on Standard Work. John has had to come up with creative ways in which to practice LEAN and promote Standard Work upstream as the opportunity has presented itself.

Over the years, John has also developed a strong sense of what it takes for an organization to make the transition to an enterprise that is BEing LEAN instead of just DOing LEAN things. The failure modes that have gotten in the way of change have provided as many valuable lessons as the successful endeavors have. The one thing that John has learned over the years is that DO-ing leads to BE-ing and that activity is the best medicine for dealing with the fear of change. This has led him to write the book, “Standard Work is a Verb: A Playbook for LEAN Manufacturing”.

To learn more, visit www.standardworkisaverb.com.

When:  Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
5:50 p.m.: Pre-meeting session (setting up, early networking)
6:00 p.m.: Registration and networking
6:30 p.m.: Dinner
7:30 p.m.: Presentation begins

Location:
True BBQ & Whiskey Bar
8940 Calumet Ave.
Munster, IN 46321
(219) 836-2122

Cost: $25.00

Menu Selections:
– Chips and Pickles
– Appetizer: House Smoked Pulled Pork Sliders with goat cheese, greens, and a raspberry BBQ sauce
– Side Salad
– Entrees (Choose One): Smoked Beef Brisket, BBQ Grilled Chicken Breast, or Dry Rubbed Atlantic Salmon
– Sides (Choose One): Coleslaw, Yukon Mashed Potatoes, Sautéed Green Beans, or White Cheddar Mac-N-Cheese
– Desserts (Choose One): Peanut Butter Pie or Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
– Beverages (included): diet and non-diet sodas, coffee, iced tea, and hot tea.

CASH BAR

Please register by end of business day on Monday, September 18th, 2017 at
http://asq-illiana.org/reservations/

Hope to see you there!!