2017 Kaizen Conference a resounding success
Published by CME Manitoba on March 09, 2017
A record number of private and public sector LEAN practitioners, managers and leaders attended the 9th annual Manitoba Kaizen Conference, held February 15, 2017 at the St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre auditorium.
Dr. Bruce Roe, President and CEO of the St. Boniface Hospital, set the tone for the morning; sharing some of the lessons learned from the St. Boniface Hospital eight year LEAN journey, highlighting the importance of a robust LEAN Management System to provide focus, visibility and accountability as the hospital transitions from "doing LEAN” to "being LEAN.”
Seven teams of front-line employees from Manitoba Housing, Winpak, Manitoba Sustainable Development, Manitoba Hydro, Custom Castings, The Property Registry and the St. Boniface Hospital then shared problem solving success stories, resulting in improved responsiveness, customer service and work culture.