Presenters

2017 Lean Six Sigma Conference presentation abstracts and presenters:

Anna Ayers, St. Vincent’s East Hospital

Friday November 3, at 9:30 AM Reducing Bariatric Surgery Patient Holds in the Recovery Room Introduction/Objectives: St. Vincent’s East cares for a high volume of bariatric patients who come from other cities and states to receive the sleeve gastrectomy procedure. In...

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Helen Copeland, Clay Co Hospital, West Point, MS

Friday, November 3 Athens-Limestone Hospital ED Lean Project The Emergency Department-lean project for Athens Limestone Hospital focused on turn around times between the ED and Radiology. Focusing on Radiology turn around from when the order was placed and the final...

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Victor Cosentini, Steelcase

Thursday November 2, at 11:00 AM Using Simple Solutions for a Complex Problem Victor Cosentini will present a Lean Six Sigma project related to solving a processing problem found on the manufacturing line. This project includes examples of data interpolation,...

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Claudette H. Demuth, Marshall Medical Centers

Friday November 3, at 11:00 AM Using a Continuous Improvement Methodology to Achieve Desired Behaviors in Pursuit of Customer Service Excellence Good customer service is vital throughout the continuum of care - from registration to billing and everything in between. ...

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Micheal Estremera, Athens-Limestone Hospital

Friday November 3, at 10:30 AM Using Lean Healthcare Concepts to Reduce Interruptions and Improve Lab Operations Fortunately for residents of Athens, AL and the surrounding areas, Athens-Limestone Hospital Laboratory (ALH Lab) Services are among the most advanced in...

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Mohamed A Gadalla, Ph.D., AAMU

Friday November 3, at 9:30 AM Towards a unified manufacturing system transformation methodology Manufacturing system transformation becomes a necessity to overcome increased competition. Lean vs. agile transformation is an increased debatable issue in the...

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Karen Gist, SSMHealth

Friday November 3, at 9:00 AM Implementing Lean Tools to Improve Leader Rounding Compliance and Improve Patient Satisfaction The purpose of this project is to determine if leader purposeful rounding compliance can be improved through the implementation of Lean tools....

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Steve Hancock, SSAB Americas

Friday November 3, at 9:30 AM SSAB Americas Cyber Security Capabilities Study As financial institutions have strengthened their cyber security postures after years of attacks, cyber attackers have started to move their focus towards other targets such as the Critical...

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David Hicks, Auburn University

Friday November 3, at 10:30 AM People-Centric Leadership People-centric Leadership is a culture where every day, everyone goes home fulfilled by pursuing excellence and where everybody flourishes. A good leader first develops their own behaviors (self-reflection,...

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Abigail Holbert, Listerhill Credit Union

Friday November 3, at 9:30 AM Strategic Development and Execution using the Baldrige Framework Strategic planning is an underutilized management tool used to guide operational performance in a variety of industries; however, many high-performing organizations have...

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Nic Loyd, Ph.D., CMER, UAH

Does the Toyota Way Culture Affect the Success of Lean Production System Implementation? Few companies have had the success that Toyota Motor Company has consistently experienced over the past 70 years. Many give credit for this success to the company’s famous Toyota...

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Kaushik Mallik, ADTRAN

Thursday, November 2 at 9:00 AM Presentation Title: How & Why ASQ Can Benefit Your Career An overview of the American Society of Quality (ASQ) will be provided by Kaushik Mallik, Regional Director, ASQ Region 15B.  He will discuss types of membership including...

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Sherri L. Messimer, Ph.D., UAH ISEEM

Friday, November 3, 9:00 AM Additively Manufactured Bi-Metallic Parts: Process, Material Characterization and Testing This presentation provides an overview of an ongoing collaborative effort to additively produce bi-metallic parts and to examine the resulting...

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Linda Otieno, EFI Automotive

Thursday, November 2 at 9:30 AM Building Quality in Product Development Linda Otieno will present on Building Quality in Product Development. This will be an overview of using quality tools and methodologies while performing Product Development in several industries....

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Brenton Rohler, American Wholesale Book Company

Friday November 3, at 10:30 AM Lean Culture Brenton will walk through his black belt project and discuss the impact that it has had on our organization. He will also touch on the overall culture of a company that does not use data driven techniques to implement...

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Ken Sullivan, Ph.D., Micro Craft Inc.

Friday November 3, at 10:30 AM Lean Implementation and Sustainment: Getting Employees Marching to the Same Beat For years, companies have been implementing various lean programs and educational institutions have been including lean principles in their curriculum....

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Linda Vincent, Alabama Performance Excellence Program

The Alabama Performance Excellence Program The Alabama Performance Excellence Program (ALPEx) provides support to Alabama organizations seeking to achieve unprecedented levels of quality and performance.  A means of this support is through an award program modeled...

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Colin Wasiloff, US Army TARDEC

Friday November 3, at 9:00 AM Maximizing Financial Benefit of Non-Gated Lean Six Sigma Projects through Optimized Selection Criteria This research explores the relationship between project selection criteria as they relate to non-gated Continuous Performance...

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Mike Williams, Boeing

Thursday November 2, at 10:00 AM Presentation Title: End to End Lean Six Sigma Mike Williams with Boeing will present a unique Six Sigma project that impacted the entire supply chain from end to end.  The project included the customer, customer service, manufacturing...

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Jerrod Young, UAH Office of Operational Excellence

Friday November 3, at 9:00 AM A Standard Process for Improving the Workforce and Culture The application of Lean Six Sigma is typically focused on a production or processing operation and intended to improve throughput, quality, capacity or other product or service...

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