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David Hall      

Manufacturing Executive | Business Advisor | Speaker | Engineer

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Right-sizing Inventory for Optimal Efficiency and Performance

2014 Industry Week Magazine Best Plants Conference: During this presentation attendees will learn that reducing inventory may not be in the best interest of the organization, and in many cases right-sizing requires increasing inventory levels. While this could be seen as against company policy and the “lean” mentality, when properly managed inventory can be a valuable ally to the company. See in this case study how Bonfiglioli USA increased its inventory and the dramatic impact it had on the organization to service its customer, improve operational efficiencies and ultimately reduce costs.

Waste-full Strategy - Lean Implementation Strategies

2013 AME Toronto Conference - Breakthrough to Your Leading Edge: In this case study presentation, attendees learned how to successfully implement lean strategies in their operations through utilization of lean tools and theories. While inventory is seen as one of the major wastes in Lean, when properly managed it can help to reduce customer demand variation, assist in level-loading the manufacturing processes, and streamline demands on the supply chain.

Implementing A3 Strategy Within Your Organization

2015 Industry Week Magazine Best Plants Conference: A3 thinking is a fundamental part of lean and the Toyota Production System. From KPI reports to problem solving to project management, the A3 is used to tell its desired audience exactly what they need to know. In this presentation, learn how to implement A3 thinking in your strategic development to align the entire organization toward the same goals and objectives, leading to continuous growth and success.

How to Take a Blended Approach to Implementing Continuous Improvement

2016 American Manufacturing Summit: Nearly all manufacturing companies are looking to make improvements to their operations. From the front-office to the factory floor there are countless methods, theories, tools, and best practices at your disposal. Be it Theory of Constraints, Quick Response Manufacturing, Total Quality Management, Value-Based Management, Six-Sigma, or Lean (to name a few) they all have their usefulness in the right situation. However with all these options the struggle becomes how do you know which to use, where, and when. In this round-table we will discuss reasons why people chose the continuous improvement method they did, scenarios when certain methods are better than others, and how your organization can take a blended approach to get the greatest benefits from each.

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