Join us for an interactive session on Lean Six Sigma Methodology and its applicability in the current business environment.
Together with our panel of experts learn how some of today′s most successful companies have gained an undeniable competitive advantage. Learn from practical scenarios of implementing lean methodology provided by our experts that show you how real businesses have managed to solve real business problems under diverse conditions.
Join our panel of speakers led by Darina Lepadatu and Thomas Janosky (authors of the awarded Cambridge International Handbook of Lean Production: Diverging Theories and new industries around the World ) as well as Enviso’s CEO Constantin Stan and John Dennis, Chairman of the International Lean Six Sigma Institute.
Join us for Success Stories using Lean methodology from practical case studies from around the world.
17.00-11.05 – Opening remarks and introductions by BRCC’s Chairman, Neil McGregor
17.05-18.05 – Panelists’ presentations and live debate
18.05- 18.20 –Q&A session
18.20- 18.30 – Closing remarks
Constantin STAN is the CEO of Enviso (enviso.org), having over 20 years experience in process improvement within different organizations. He runs lean management, six sigma and business process management projects with impact on both business processes and people skills for continuous improvement development. He is certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, his expertise covering a wide range of industries and services, ranging from high-speed train (TGV) to banking services, from the pharmaceuticals industry to sale and distribution, from maintenance to healthcare, from automotive to IT&C, having successfully completed projects in France, Norway, UK, România, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Belgium etc.
Darina Lepadatu is Professor of Organizational and Industrial Sociology at Kennesaw State University, Atlanta, and President of Georgia Sociological Association, USA. Her research interests are in employment and labor relations in the auto industry (Toyota, Honda, Nissan), lean production, workplace diversity and temporary workers. Darina had published numerous articles and four books co-authored with Thomas Janoski: Diversity at Kaizen Motors: Gender, Race, Age and Insecurity in a Top Japanese Transplant (2011), Dominant Divisions of Labor: Models of Production that Have Transformed the World of Work (2013), Framing and Managing Lean Organizations in the New Economy (2020) and Cambridge International Handbook of Lean Production (2021). Born in Romania, she immigrated to the US in 2001 and received her doctorate from University of Kentucky in 2007.
Thomas Janoski is Emeritus Professor of Sociology and former Director of the Quantitative Initiative in Policy and Social Research (QIPSR) at University of Kentucky, USA. He had taught and conducted research on work and occupations, political economy, political sociology and comparative/historical methods at UK, University of California Berkeley and Duke University. In collaboration with Darina Lepadatu, Tom had conducted many National Science Foundation funded research activities on lean production and teamwork in the auto industry (American, Japanese and German factories). Some of his recent co-authored books are: Diversity at Kaizen Motors: Gender, Race, Age and Insecurity in a Top Japanese Transplant (2011), Dominant Divisions of Labor: Models of Production that Have Transformed the World of Work (2013), Framing and Managing Lean Organizations in the New Economy (2020) and Cambridge International Handbook of Lean Production (2021).
John Dennis is a Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma and Chairman of the International Lean Six Sigma Institute (iLSSi.org) based in Cambridge, UK. His expertise covers Process Improvement, Quality control, Six Sigma, Lean Management and Project Management. John has worked worldwide with Executives in Capability Transfer via coaching and Capability Building to educate them in the application of Lean and Six Sigma methodologies. John’s clients have included DuPont, IBM, GE, Aesica Pharmaceuticals, Stork, PepsiCo etc.