Eight Deadly Wastes That Restrict Efficiency

Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018
Time: 8:30-11:00am
Location: Buchanan Hall – Advanced Technology and Business Center

Reducing waste in your business will not only improve effectiveness and efficiency but increase customer satisfaction and profit. Learn how to look for and identify eight wastes in the workplace with unbiased eyes. Often these wastes are non-value added activities that may also be a source of internal frustration. The best way to find and eliminate waste is to find out what bugs you. Address the cause and eliminate the waste in order to make your business more productive. A management team that supports a continuous improvement process is critical to organizational effectiveness.  

Facilitator: Glen Pullin

Glen Pullin started Quality Manufacturing Solutions LLC out of his home and provides training in Lean Principles and Quality Process Improvement techniques to a variety of manufacturing and service industries, including Bossard, United Equipment Accessories, Criterion Manufacturing, GMT, Mitas, Dupont, Siemans, John Deere, and Bagcraft.

Glen got his start at John Deere in Waterloo as a foundry laborer and was with them for more than 30 years. Curing his tenure at John Deere, he's wore many hats working his way up from a machine operator and maintenance supervisor to a continuous quality improvement coordinator before retiring in 1995.  He received a Bachelor of Arts in General Industry and Technology from the University of Northern Iowa in 1998.  Glen is a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, American Society for Quality, and is a Certified Manufacturing Technologist, Certified Quality Auditor, and Lean Bronze Certified.

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