Jointly offered by the University of Dallas and ConfluCore, LLP.
Lean transformation has been central in significantly improving corporate performance.
For 4 decades, multiple initiatives and techniques have resulted in varying degrees
of success. “Lean”, as it is typically denoted, is a disciplined way to develop an
operational excellence journey in an organization. Operational Excellence itself
is a crucial imperative for corporate boards and executives as it impacts vital performance
metrics; cost situations, time considerations, quality standards, and customer experiences.
With globalization and rapidly emerging technologies, connectivity and digitization
are ever becoming essential to operational excellence.
As its theory and practice have advanced, Lean must be revisited and reshaped in futuristic
organizations for its management to reap the rewards of these advances. Companies
that get anchored in prior-generation methods, or try to mimic other organizations’
approaches, or are unaware of these advances will actually get farther behind the
more proactive organizations.
Futuristic business strategies drive operational strategies; as well, operational
strategies influence emergent business strategy – providing for confluent and fast-cycle
approaches to Lean. Transcending these is the culture of an organization that can
mobilize or thwart operational excellence journeys. To succeed superbly, a confluence
of the various strategies and organizational culture is required.
Accordingly, this seminar has been designed by experienced Operational Excellence
executives and thought leaders. They have developed, delivered, and deployed Lean,
Six-Sigma, and Operational Excellence programs in most industries worldwide. The
seminar’s emphasis is threefold: (a) share the latest and greatest advances in theory
and practice, (b) focus on “Lean Your Way” (as against some other company’s way),
and (c) integrate cultural, digitization/IT, and organizational success factors so
confluence is created and sustained by practitioners.
Spring 2017 Class Schedule & Registration Information
Dates: April 25, 2017 (Tuesday)
Times: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Sign-in between 8:30-9:00 a.m.)
Tuition: $500 per participant
10% off per participant for the following:
- Organizations nominating 3 or more participants
- Early birds, registering by April 7, 2017
- Military personnel and veterans
- Nonprofit organizations
20% off per participant for the following:
- Alumni of Harvard University, MIT, and University of Dallas
- Clients of ConfluCore, LLP
Location: University of Dallas Campus – 1845 E. Northgate Drive, Irving, TX 75062
Classroom: SB Hall – Serafy Special Events Room #134
Attire: Business casual.
Registration Deadline: By 4:00 p.m., April 20, 2017.
Seats are limited. Enrollment is on first-come, first-served basis.
To download an executive flyer, click here.
Still have questions? Contact Us.
For queries, please contact either of the following:
Jennifer Howard: 972-721-5299 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a seminar setting where participants will gain the latest knowledge related
to operational excellence in general and lean transformation in particular. A variety
of fresh concepts and successful practices will be presented by the faculty and exemplary
“do’s” and “don’ts” will be shared. Two open-discussion sessions will be facilitated
to encourage participants to ask deeper questions and also to assimilate their valued
mutual experiences, all these leading to innovative answers to their key issues.
A highly successful CEO will share the essence of his lean transformation experiences.
Altogether, participants will acquire fresh content and immediately implementable
insights on how to create and sustain their own journey for operational excellence.
This program is specially designed for:
(a) Executives who are responsible for developing lean transformation strategies;
(b) Leaders who select lean methods and technologies for their companies; and
(c) Managers who are charged with the implementation of operational excellence projects.
Functional specialists and team members who are working on cultural transformations
in their organizations will also benefit from this seminar by learning how to create
confluence among lean transformation practices and their internal cultural initiatives.
This course will teach participants the following:
- Learn the latest principles and practices of Operational Excellence.
- Position lean transformation in (and for) successful business strategy and organizational
- Differentiate between traditional vs. dynamic transformations.
- Learn how to develop and deploy “Lean Your Way” and prevent false starts.
- Leverage existing assets - tangible and intangible - your own successes, and your
passion to design an operationally excellent journey to leapfrog competition.
- Integrate digitization and IT platforms and processes as consequential to operational
How will your corporation benefit?
- Update management with advances in Operational Excellence and prevent false starts
- Begin the journey of “Lean Your Way”, building customized capabilities, and reaching
the next level
- Contextualize Operational Excellence and Lean Transformation in your organization
using appropriate mental models and strategic frameworks
- Clearly articulate your Lean Strategy, its goal, phases, and objectives to bring about
measurable improvements in cost, quality, time, and customer delight
- Utilize latest digitization and IT frameworks to complement and supplement your Operational
- Integrate fresh learning and systemically-researched cultural imperatives that mobilize
organizations and support effective operations
- Engage in sharing successes and avoiding the roadblocks that inadvertently diffuse
Operational Excellence programs
The faculty includes business advisors, and experienced executives:
Mr John Ballis:
A Samurai Master Black Belt; studied at Honda and Toyota. As a leader of one of the largest
improvement programs at IBM, he facilitated reducing the PS2 motherboard cycle time
from 45 days to 4½ hours; has led over 1,500 Kaizen events and 100 senior leadership
initiatives in lean transformation, applying its concepts to a variety of business
sectors; Author of 3 books, including the upcoming, “Lean Your Way.”
Mr. Usman A. Ghani:
Multiple Master’s degrees from MIT Sloan School and Harvard; served ExxonMobil, HP,
McKinsey & Co., and Shell; author of Service Excellence Dynamics, and The Leader Integrator;
served over 200 clients on 6 continents; chairman of ConfluCore, llp.; adjunct faculty
in Enterprise Transformation.
Mr. Aslam Sherule:
Masters in Electrical Engineering; Graduate programs in system dynamics at WPI; 20+
years’ experience in developing enterprise architectures, and implementing corporate
control structures, operational transformation, system dynamics, and software development.
Withdraw and Refund Policy
Participants may withdraw in writing by emailing Jennifer Howard. The refund schedule is as follows:
4 weeks before first day of course: 90% refund (10% kept for administrative charges)
3 weeks before first day of course: 50% refund
2 weeks before first day of course: 25% refund
No refund for cancellations after April 11, 2017
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM)
WELCOME & INTRODUCTION
METAPHORS – Our Operating Models Impact Excellence
CURRENTLY PURSUED LEAN PROGRAMS – A Timely Critique
THE EVOLUTION OF LEAN – Origins of the Toyota Way
LEAN YOUR WAY – A Confluent, Futuristic Approach
Followed by an open discussion
REDEFINING OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE
LUNCH (in cafeteria)
CREATING YOUR JOURNEY OF OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE
- Taking the Confluent Definition Forward
- Learning from a Fortune-500 Executive Survey (Summary)
- Preparing for the Barriers to Execution
ENRICHING THE LEAN TRANSFORMATION
- The Digitization Revolution – An Imperative Platform for Operational Excellence
- Service Dynamics – The Make/Break Factors
ENGAGEMENT CONCEPTS FOR TRANSFORMATION STRATEGIES – Sustaining Your Journey
OPEN DISCUSSION – Engagement Concepts for “Lean Your Way” Journey
A highly successful CEO will be our guest speaker who will initiate this discussion
sharing his experiences and then joining the faculty in engaging all participants
and in answering questions.
Faculty will be available up to 7 p.m. for additional questions.