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Lessons Learned from Continuous Improvement Transformations

Thursday, April 12, 2018, 7:30 am – 10:00 am CST
Waukesha, WI
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Optima | Breakfast Series

Event Description

The program will reflect on lessons learned during continuous improvement journeys at Thermo Fisher Scientific, Covance, CUNA Mutual Group, and Kimberly-Clark.

  • Continuous improvement methods from employee ideas and suggestions, simple problem solving to business transformations
  • Cross functional team facilitation
  • Lean / Six Sigma thinking
  • Engaging employee resistance, better communication opportunities, and overcoming roadblocks

About your presenter:

Tom Groth, Jr., Kimberly ClarkSr. Continuous Improvement Leader

Tom’s role aims to improve Research and Engineering processes focused on Innovation, Efficiency, Quality, Productivity, and Building Talent.  He is a Master Facilitator, Master Trainer and catalyst for change utilizing Lean / Six Sigma thinking and methodologies. Tom earned degrees in Computer Science and Project Management and has coached continuous improvement teams in manufacturing, back-office and knowledge workers. He has worked in Life Sciences, Clinical Drug Trials, Insurance, and Personal Care in Asia, Europe and North America.

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