OC Tanner, winner of the Shingo prize, has successfully embedded CI within their culture. All of their employees are focused on improving their work and choose the projects that will yield the most result that is aligned with their strategy. In this session hear how they:
Connect and successfully engage their employees with strategy
Set the corporate strategy, cascades this down to employees and get employee buy-in
Establish a true north for the team that enables employees to select the right projects
Adopted the Shingo model early on that focuses on process and seeks perfection
Gary has worked for The O.C. Tanner Company for 29 years. His current assignment is Executive Vice President, Supply Chain & Production.
Prior to working in his current roll Gary has held an impressively diverse set of jobs with the O.C. Tanner Company, including Manager of Market Research, Manufacturing Change Facilitator (where he was instrumental in moving the operation from “batch” to lean, resulting in their receiving the Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing), Vice President of Manufacturing, Marketing Vice President of Award Development, and Vice President of Research and Professional Services.
Gary serves on the Executive Advisory Board for the Shingo Institute, and is a Shingo Examiner. In 2015 he was inducted into the AME (Association for Manufacturing Excellence) Hall of Fame. His experience with Lean Enterprise sends him around the globe helping others improve their operations.
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