Industry 4.0 and People Centric Leadership 

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In this workshop we shall introduce the leadership / organizational as well as the technical concepts of Industry 4.0. The target audience is the basic or entry level practitioner who has “heard” about 4.0 but is now challenged to create a plan to introduce 4.0.  From a leadership / organizational perspective the practitioner will be introduced to how the new, pro-active state of manufacturing has the potential of changing how organizations will operate. However, the practitioner also needs to know that 4.0 is simply a new mechanism for doing business and does not change the fundamentals supported by AME for decades. The mindset must be to think of 4.0 as the “new Internet” mechanism.  The practitioner must also be exposed to the techniques and terminology of 4.0. For example, the entire world of “IIoT” applications will be discussed and would be appropriate for most members. Agenda 8:00 am Introductions and  What is 4.0? – an introduction and overview. And what are the business implications? 9:00 am People Centric Leadership implications of 4.0 9:30 am Defining the Leadership Gaps using a Leadership Assessmnet Tool 9:45 am Break 10:00 am The Technical Implications of 4.0. 10:45 am Reviewing the biggest leadership gaps anticipated under 4.0   from the LSAT exercise 11:45 am Closure and Once Around the Room Presenters Dr. Dan Shunk is a Professor Emeritus in Industrial Engineering in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at ASU. He is also the PIMSA Chair for Innovation and Design at CETYS University in Baja, Mexico and an adjunct professor of Management at Milan Polytechnic. Dan is an active member of AME and currently on their West Region Board, a senior member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers and a senior charter member of the SME Computer Aided Systems Association. He proudly lists eleven teaching awards highlighted by the Society of Manufacturing Engineer’s highest honor, their International Educator award. In 2015 and 2018 he won the A. Alan B. Pritsker Teacher of the Year Award at ASU. He has 36 refereed journal articles, countless conference presentations and dozens of keynote speeches. Dr. Leonard Perry (ISE) has research interests in the area of system improvement via quality improvement methods especially in the area of applied statistics, statistical process control, and design of experiments. Dr. Perry consults, instructs, and collaborates on quality improvement projects with representatives from biotech, health care, defense, and traditional manufacturing institutions. He has been an instructor for the Six Sigma Black belt training at the Six Sigma Institute for three years. He is a UCSD Certified Six-Sigma Master Black-Belt and an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer. Ken Rolfes is a management advisor, past corporate officer, senior operations executive and Shingo award-winning author recognized for contributing to lean as a business strategy for companies to differentiate themselves to their customers and drive profitable growth. He is President of KDR Associates, a Director of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) and leads the San Diego Business Improvement Consortium. Ken has spent more than 40 years in public and private companies that design, manufacture, and market technically based products for the medical device, industrial product and computer industries. He has extensive lean enterprise experience in general management, new product development, cost management systems, turnarounds, acquisitions and divestitures, and various financial transactions including IPO, private equity and venture capital financing.
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