How to Use Lean Thinking for Organizational Agility, Innovation and Excellence

John Hamalian, Director, Lean Enterprise Southeast Asia

Venue : AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, Shaw Centre #23-03 S(228208) - Stamford American Auditorium

Date : March 16, 2018

Time : 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Price : $15.00

2018-03-16 07:45:00 2018-03-16 09:00:00 Asia/Singapore How to Use Lean Thinking for Organizational Agility, Innovation and Excellence - Stamford American Auditorium, #23-03, 1 Scotts Rd, Shaw Centre AmCham Singapore

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In today’s fast-paced, ultra-competitive and cost-sensitive global environment, it is more important than ever to increase organisational effectiveness through the engagement of people, the elimination of waste and the cultivation of agile, innovative teams who are constantly striving to improve value for customers.  This requires new, flexible and inclusive management approaches in order to fully leverage changing organisational dynamics, employee expectations, technologies and business models.  The solution is a modern management concept known as Lean Thinking, mainly pioneered by innovation and transformation experts at Toyota, the most consistently successful company on the planet. 

Although the Lean term has been in existence for quite some time, the key concepts have been largely misunderstood and the approaches misapplied.
  In addition, most of the existing knowledge base focuses on the lean process improvement tools while the Lean Management components have been largely missed or glossed over.

Key topics to be discussed at this session are:

  • Lean Thinking as a fundamental management concept – its linkage with Systems Thinking, Design Thinking, The Learning Organisation, Leading Change, Total Quality Management and other concepts; and its use across all regions, industries and sectors

  • The importance of always starting with a strong sense of Purpose - Let Change and Technology be ‘pulled’ by the Customer need for improvement or to solve a problem

  • Identifying Customer Value as the core precept

  • Comparison between ‘Cost’ versus ‘Total Value’ mindset

  • Horizontal/Value Stream Thinking --- Lean Service & Process Development

  • Smart use of Digitisation, other Technologies and IT Departments - tackling the habit of ‘bolt-on’ tech and ‘handing-off’ system design to disconnected, lowest-bid vendors

  • Respect for People’ (People Engagement and Development) as the heart of Lean Thinking
About the Speaker:

John Hamalian
Lean Enterprise Southeast Asia

John S. Hamalian has over 20 years of experience at General Motors and Dell, specializing in Lean Thinking, Management, Business Improvement, Strategy, Change Management and Organizational Development.
  With assignments based in the USA, China, Germany, Korea, India and Singapore, culminating in 2 Asia-Pacific Regional Director positions, John thrives in global and culturally-diverse environments.  He is an adjunct lecturer at various universities; a published writer on Lean Management, Leadership, Strategy and Asian culture; and an active speaker at Business Excellence conferences, global corporations and professional institutions.

John is now the owner of Sustainable Organisational Excellence as well as the Southeast Asia Representative for globally-renowned Lean Enterprise Institute (Lean Global Network), providing coaching, consulting, facilitation and training to help clients across Asia improve their performance and increase value.
  He holds an MBA from Fordham University in New York and a Bachelor Degree in Engineering from Kettering University in Michigan.  An avid explorer, John has visited over 60 countries, including the entire Far East of Asia, and speaks conversational Mandarin Chinese.  He has been an active supporter of several NGOs, including serving as Chairman of the Audit Committee.

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