MRC - Manufacturers Resource Center


Leadership’s Role in Sustaining a Lean Culture


Date(s) - November 1st, 2022 - November 2nd, 2022
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Manufacturers Resource Center

Leadership’s Role in Sustaining a Lean Culture  

November 1-2, 2022
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Manufacturers Resource Cener
7200A Windsor Drive
Allentown, PA 18106

Executive Lean 2-Day Workshop: Total Business Applications

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Internationally renown teacher and author, Mike Hoseus is coming to the Lehigh Valley to teach on the topic of Executive Lean Business Applications and Leadership’s role in sustaining a Lean culture.

This two-day Lean Culture event is all about how to develop yourself and your organization into high-performers that can deliver sustainable business results.

Leadership is the most frequently identified gap in organizations striving toward world class excellence. This comprehensive Lean Culture Workshop will explore the role of leadership in a culture transformation, facilitate identification of gaps in your organization and then give practical methodologies and processes to address them.




Course Learning Objectives

  • Learn actions to immediately improve your profits and cash flow
  • Understand why simply focusing on “cost cutting” in these challenging times is the wrong approach
  • Learn why “delegating lean” to others doesn’t work, and may actually hurt your bottom line
  • Understand and implement processes and systems to sustain your improvement activity


Lean Leadership System – True North and Hoshin Kanri


    • Establishing Mission, Values and Vision (Who, How & What) for our organization
    • Determining Organizational Roles
    • Setting Servant Leadership as the Standard for your Enterprise


Hoshin Kanri Process

  • Identifying top issues and needs for your customers and your business
  • Environmental scan of the market and competition
  • Performing internal Assessment of organization
  • Establishing Long and Mid Term Strategic Objectives


Connecting Lean Work Systems (Product or Service Value Stream) with your Lean People Development System (People Value Stream)

Lean Work System – Foundational Tools for your Business Value Stream

    • Processing your Quality Product Value Stream
    • Review Lean Product Development Systems
    • Connecting your Supplier Development Systems
    • Production & Operating Systems


Lean People Development System

  • Quality People Value Stream
  • Role of Human Resources in a Lean Enterprise
  • Identifying and Defining Lean Core Competencies
  • Attract and Selection & Promotion Systems – The Right Person in the Right Place at the Right time
  • On-Boarding and Training & Development – Fundamental Skills Development, Standardized Work and Multi-function Worker Cross Training
  • Engagement of members in continuous improvement
  • Career Development 


Lean Management System

Lean Daily Management System (EMDS)

Identify Key Performance Indicators for

  • Enterprise wide for both business and financial
  • Vertical organizational tiers and establish “Pillar KPI’s”
  • Horizontal “support functions”
  • Main and Sub Processes that are both Leading and lagging


Systematic Problem Solving at all levels

  • Strategic, Systemic, and Daily
  • Define escalation process to each level of management
  • Idea implementation and Problem Solving Teams


Establish Leader Standard Work and “follow up and accountability process”

Formulate Daily Huddle Standardized Work

Develop “Leader Standard Work” for each level of the organization

Link to Performance Management Process, Evaluation and Company Performance Award

Perform Self-Assessment and Gap Analysis for your organization and formulate action plan

Cost: $890/person if registered by October 1, 2022.  $990/person after October 1st.  Includes materials, continental breakfast, lunch & beverages.

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Mike Hoseus
Executive Director
Center for Quality People & Organizations (CQPO)
Lexington, Kentucky

Mike Hoseus, Author PhotoMike is Executive Director for the Center for Quality People & Organizations (CQPO). Mike Hoseus brings both manufacturing operations and specialization in Human Resource experience to CQPO. CQPO is an organization developed in 1999 as a vision of Toyota Motor Manufacturing to share Lean Quality philosophy and human resource practices with education, business, and community organizations. CQPO’s current projects with Toyota include New Hire selection and training process, Team Leader and Group Leader post promotion training, Quality Circle Leader and Manager training, and Global Problem Solving for all levels.

Mike is an adjunct professor with the University of Kentucky’s Lean Manufacturing Program. Mike is co author with Dr. Jeffery Liker (Author of the Toyota Way) of Toyota Culture. Mike is an adjunct professor with the University of Kentucky’s Center for Manufacturing and a member of the faculty of Lean Enterprise Institute.

Prior to CQPO, Mike was a corporate leader for 13 years at Toyota Motor Manufacturing’s Georgetown, Kentucky, plant both in Human Resources and Manufacturing. As Assistant General Manager in Human Resources, his responsibilities included personnel, safety, HR development, employee relations, benefits, training, and manufacturing/human resource teams for a plant of 8000 team members.

Mike currently supports organizations with Lean Culture transformations focusing on the roles of Executive Management and Human Resources and how the quality people value stream connects to the production value stream.

Note: All registration fees must be received in advance of the date of your event. Also, MRC must be notified two weeks in advance of this event if you need to cancel, otherwise we can only grant a credit to another MRC event. Remember, you can also send a substitute.


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Leadership's Role in Sustaining a Lean Culture with Mike Hoseus

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