LCI NorCal presents: Lessons of A Failed Kaizen Event

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Location: The Clubhouse at Rancho Solano, 3250 Rancho Solano Parkway, Fairfield, CA 94534
$75 AIA/LCI Members; Non-Members: $95.00; Public Sector Owners Representatives: free; Not for Profit Owners Representatives: free; Academic: $30.00

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Speaker: Garrett Bradford – Clark Pacific

Clark Pacific, founded in 1963 as Tecon Pacific, is a leader in the design, manufacture, and installation of state-of-the-art structural and architectural precast building systems. We are a trusted partner in design-build turnkey structural solutions. We focus on a preconstruction partnering process that helps our clients achieve shorter project schedules, reduced project costs, and best value designs. We have two production facilities in Northern California (West Sacramento and Woodland), and two production facilities in Southern California (Fontana and Irwindale).

The goal of the kaizen event is to improve safety, quality, and productivity by developing standard operations for the stripping, set up, reinforcing, and placing of precast systems. The change we are looking to bring about was to go from a team who constantly had to look to their supervisor for what to do next to a team where each employee knew exactly what their role was in completing all the work.

Kaizen events can introduce dramatic change to a process with the potential for great results. However, the power of kaizen must be applied with the culture of the organization in mind. In this presentation we will learn how managing the preparation for a kaizen can go very well, or very badly

Lessons of a Failed Kaizen Event will help any Lean practitioner avoid the pitfalls of change in an organization. It will outline the steps necessary for assuring alignment between management and a project team through real examples of failure (which is the 1st step to success).

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