George Friesen 19 MAR 2019 ASQ Dinner at Syberg’s

George Friesen, Lean Business Practice Leader, Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019

Barriers to a Lean Transformation

While Lean work processes have driven significant improvements in work processes across many sectors of our economy, all too often continuous improvement doesn’t happen.  Gains in productivity and product/process quality initially made using Lean work processes are not sustained, and the organization reverts to its pre-Lean condition.  The results? Wasted money and cynical workforces. This presentation will review those forces that stand as barriers to the development of a sustainable Lean transformation and suggest ways of eliminating these barriers.

George Friesen, Lean Business Practice Leader
Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College

George has been a Lean Manufacturing Consultant with St. Louis Community College since April 2000.   Since coming to the College, George has developed an extensive and very well received series of training and consulting services focused on helping the College’s clients take advantage of the power of Lean thinking and Lean work processes.

Prior to joining the College, George worked for the Maritz Performance Improvement Company.  Over the past 35 years, George has facilitated over 800 seminars in areas such as 5S system implementation, value stream mapping, lean leadership, Toyota KATA, lean culture change, SMED, visual management, sales training, team-building, strategic planning, time management, and communication techniques.  He has made presentations on Lean Manufacturing at the conventions of the National Council of Advanced Technology Centers, the National Council on Workforce Education, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, and the American Society for Quality.

George is a graduate of Washington University (AB), Webster University (MA), and United States Air Force Flight Training.  He is also a certified AchieveGlobal and DDI facilitator.

ASQ St. Louis Section Monthly Dinner Meeting

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019
05:30 PM – 09:00 PM Central

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