THE KZN LEAN CONFERENCE 2016

2017 Save the date 23-25 August

The Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Business (PCB), in conjunction with Vodacom, Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal (TIKZN) and Training Leadership Consulting (TLC) secured an excellent line-up of both local and international speakers for the 2016 KZN Lean Conference.   Keynote speakers included internationally renowned author of the book, Toyota by Toyota, Sammual O’Bara, as well as internationally recognized author and speaker, and winner of the Shingo Research and Publication Award Jim Benson. 

Sammy Obara

Sammy learned the Toyota Production System while working in Toyota Motors in Japan. For three years he underwent intense practical training at the Honsha Overseas Engineering Division in Toyota City. For thirteen consecutive years, he implemented lean in several of the Toyota facilities in Japan, Brazil, the United States, and Venezuela. Sammy has gained experience in other industries, including healthcare, construction, retail, and government, helping over 300 companies in their lean journey. He holds a Master’s Degree in Technology Management and has lectured in universities such as Stanford and Harvard. He currently aids companies implementing lean through Honsha Associates. Author of the book Toyota by Toyota.

Jim Benson

A pioneer in applying Lean and Kanban to knowledge work, and an internationally recognized speaker and author, Jim Benson is CEO of the collaborative management consultancy Modus Cooperandi and founding partner of Modus Institute. He is a fellow in the Lean Systems Society and recipient of the Brickell Key Award for Excellence in Lean Thinking. He is the creator of Personal Kanban and co-author of Personal Kanban: Mapping Work | Navigating Life, winner of the Shingo Research and Publication Award. His other books include Why Plans Fail, Why Limit WIP, and Beyond
Agile.

2016 PROGRAMME

SEPT
28
TIME SPEAKER TOPIC
08:15 – 08:30 Melanie Veness
CEO, Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Business
Welcome
08:30 – 09:15 Moeletsi Mbeki
Political Economist
Economic Overview and the Importance of Re-Industrialising the SA Economy
09:15 – 10:15 Sammy Obara
Technical Director, Training Leadership Consulting
Creating and Sustaining a Lean Culture
10:15 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 11:40 Debbie McCarthy
Managing Director, Training Leadership Consulting
The Importance of Change Management in Implementing Lean
11:40 – 12:30 Chris Faure
Transnet
Case Study
12:30 – 13:15 Break
13:15 – 14:45 Jim Benson
CEO, Modus Cooperandi
Case Study
14:45 – 15:15 Break
15:15 – 16:00 Chris Barraclough
Director, Training Leadership Consulting
Case Study
CEO Dinner
SEPT
29
TIME SPEAKER TOPIC
08:15 – 08:30 Zamo Gwala
CEO, TKIZN
Conference Opening
08:30 – 09:15 Grant Davis
Manager, Training Leadership Consulting
Lean into the Future
09:15 – 10:15 Jim Benson
CEO, Modus Cooperandi
Why Plans Fail
10:15 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 11:30 Vodacom Using Technology to Lean your Business
11:30 – 12:30 Sammy Obara
Technical Director of Lean Consulting Group, Honsha
“Mosquito Reduction” Case Study
12:30 – 13:15 Lunch
13:15 – 14:00 Tanya Hulse
SAB Anheuser – Busch InBev
Case Study
14:00 – 14:45 Allan Conolly
Managing Director, Somta Tools
Case Study
14:45 – 15:15 Break
15:15 – 16:00 Chris Barraclough
Director, Training Leadership Consulting
Simulation
SEPT
30
TIME SPEAKER TOPIC
08:00 – 16:00 Jim Benson
CEO, Modus Cooperandi
Kaizen Mini Workshops

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