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Dr. Richard Kunkle Presents at Lean Education Academic Network   The 6th annual Lean Education Academic Network in association with MIT and the University of Alabama in Huntsville was held in Huntsville, AL from 29 Sep-1 Oct, 2011.  Dr. Richard F. Kunkle delivered two presentations and was selected to a panel of colleagues to discuss Integration of Lean across Curricula.  Organizations including MIT, Univ. of Alabama-Huntsville, Ohio State University, University of Michigan, Auburn University, University of Kentucky, Old Dominion University, Loyola Marymount, University of Southern... 

The OE System| Infrastructure Strategy Click to Register (Details at bottom) After your organization has shifted from the current culture to a culture of Operational Excellence – it’s time to begin planning for the Implementation Phase.  The Implementation Phase of the Operational Excellence System includes lean tools such as one-piece flow, kanbans, andons, and standard work.  Now that your organization understands the surface of operational components such as kanban and andon, as well as human components such as team work and problem solving – you should begin to plan... 

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On Tuesday October 18, KCOE held its 8th annual North American Operational Excellence Summit at Saint Vincent College. The topic of this year’s conference was “The Spark: Igniting an Excellent Culture.” The Summit began with its traditional Pre-Summit Dinner which was held the evening before and featured Eric Kulikowski of Philips Respironics. Tuesday’s keynote presentations featured Scott Becker, the CEO of Conemaugh Health System and Dany Paradis, the VP of Change Management and Supply Chain at Fibrek. Breakout speakers at the Summit included Brian Wilmoth and Dewey... 

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Community Leadership Award The Saint Vincent College Center for Operational Excellence Community Leadership Award recognizes an individual whose leadership has made a significant impact in his / her community. The mission of KCOE is engaging organizations to help them achieve world-class performance. Our core values are: 1. People matter, a lot (mutual trust and respect, all around) 2. Make it better than you found it (constant improvement is part of my job). Boniface Wimmer To whom is the Community Leadership Award awarded? The award is for an individual who exudes mutual trust and respect... 

At Fibrek’s Fairmont Recycling Paper Mill there are times when 50+ trucks a day of recycled paper are coming into the facility and times when just as many are leaving with finished products. This number doesn’t include all the contractors, vendors, and other deliveries in and out of this facility on a 3 mile stretch of road.  Unfortunately, not everyone takes pride and appreciates what mother nature has given us; but here at Fairmont, the employees are trying to improve our environmental foot print, make a difference out in the community and be good neighbors. We had about 11 employees,... 

OE Suggestion System Monthly Winners It’s Thursday September 22, 2011 and a client pulp mill is conducting their monthly Balanced Scorecard meeting, just before monthly recognition of the OE Suggestion System winners. Approximately 10:00AM marks the time for the daily meeting where their steering committee, who is leading the mill’s operations, meet to update the BSC from the last 24 hours concerning Safety, Quality, Productivity, Human Development, and Cost.  After the daily meeting, they immediately transition into their monthly Balanced Scorecard meeting, which they have been conducting... 

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Dany Paradis Vice President, Change Management and Supply Chain   As Vice President, Change Management and Supply Chain, Mr. Paradis has corporate responsibility for supply chain, human resources, information technology, communications and public affairs, as well as for the implementation of Fibrek’s operational excellence program. Mr. Paradis has held senior positions in human resources for over ten years, including that of Vice President, Human Resources at Domtar, and Vice President, Human Resources and Continuous Improvement at Reebok/CCM (a subsidiary of Adidas). He has also... 

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As in previous years, this year’s Summit will conclude with a discussion forum in which there will be a panel of speakers to address the personalized questions of audience members. This forum will give attendees the opportunity to ask any questions they might have regarding the theme of the Summit, The Spark: Igniting an Excellent Culture. This year’s discussion panel will include four speakers. The panel members include Scott Becker, CEO of Conemaugh Health System; Dany Paradis, Vice President, Change Management and Supply Chain of Fibrek; Rodger B. Lewis, Executive in Residence of the... 

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The theme of this year’s North American Operational Excellence Summit is entitled The Spark: Igniting an Excellent Culture. As leaders, it is our responsibility to develop the vision of our organization and create a strategic plan to arrive at that vision. The future and sustainable growth of an organization depends on the ability to see the long-term and guide employees thusly. When discussing the implementation of Operational Excellence and the theories of continuous improvement within an organization, the topic of culture change inescapably surfaces every time. In order to successfully... 

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OE Suggestion System Example I had a great day today in regards to the “OE Suggestion System” and have seen many great suggestion system examples.  First off, some of our clients are calling the OE Suggestion System the “Solution System” or the “Improvement System.”  I started my day off by driving a few hours to a client who was selecting their top monthly departmental winners for their “Improvement System.”  Starting in June, we piloted the improvement system for about 2 months in one area of the company, and, after the pilot, we expanded... 


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