Lean Kanban NA - Beyond Budgeting
Becoming a lean enterprise requires the entire management system to be aligned with lean principles. Lean requires alignment with customers and takes direction from the customer pull concept. Yet many organizations continue old practices such as financial budgeting which are based on financial “push” concepts. Simply stated, these old management practices defeat the ability to become truly lean.
Why HOLT CAT Eliminated Budgets and How It Made Us Successful - Gretchen Stepke
Going into 2009, HOLT CAT faced a tremendous market downturn as the US plunged into a recession. The company made a key decision to alter its management process into one that immediately made them more agile and adaptive. Gretchen Stepke will share her first-hand experience of why they choose to eliminate budgets and how it changed the focus of management attention.
Using Self-Directed Teams to Engage and Empower - Doug Kirkpatrick
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work at a company with no bosses? In this session, Doug Kirkpatrick will share that experience from his personal point of view. Learn how Morning Star, the largest tomato processing operation in the world, operates with no supervisors, managers or bosses. Even though the company utilizes a seasonal workforce it has extremely high employee retention--including seasonal workers who regularly return year after year.