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Tweet 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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Tweet 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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Tweet 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... 

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Tweet 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... 


Tweet 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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Tweet What is KCOE’s Institute? KCOE has developed the Institute as a partnership between organizations and individual members led by KCOE to learn, expand, and share ideas, beliefs, and tools of the Operational Excellence system. Members of the Institute learn more about Operational Excellence and become lean thinkers through events like the Summit.  What is the KCOE Summit? The North American Operational Excellence Summit is the main Institute event for the year, focused on a deeper learning of cultural change to sustain continuous improvement. The Summit will showcase keynote presentations... 


Tweet 8th Annual North American Operational Excellence Summit Date: Tuesday, October 18th, 2011Time: 8:30am – 3:00pm Location: Fred M. Roger’s Center, Saint Vincent College Topic: The Spark: Igniting an Excellent Culture Cost: $199 Check out the video from 2010’s Summit below! Tweet  

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