HIA-LI Manufacturing Committee Meeting

HIA-LI Manufacturing Committee Meeting

  • 05/27/2020
    8:00 am - 9:30 am

Manufacturing Virtual Committee Meeting

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Virtual Meeting: 8:00am – 9:30am



Join HIA-LI’s Manufacturing Committee as a panel of experts discuss how lean manufacturing is changing since the onset of COVID19



Kursad (Kevin) Devecioglu,
Bimser International Corporation

Ron Loveland,
Summit Safety & Efficiency Solutions



Lean manufacturing is changing since the onset of COVID19

Take away new ideas and best practices to use to improve your operations

Q & A



John Shook, Industrial Anthropologist and Chairman Lean Global Network at the Lean Enterprise Institute, recently sent out an email discussing how GE Appliances and Herman Miller have adapted their lean practices to the new novel coronavirus environment. Using the email as a starting point, the panel will discuss how years of implementing lean practices are being impacted by COVID19.

Bob Curtis, former President, APF & VP Ops, British American Cosmetics, Celebrity, and Micro-Bio Medics. Consultant for 30 years will discuss the impact on Lean Operations on the Production Floor

Brian Wohlgemuth, former Director Lean Manufacturing, Cox & Company will discuss the impact on Lean Office Operations

Howard Klein, former Director Distribution, Caswell-Massey, and long time lean consultant will discuss the impact on Lean in Warehouse & Distribution

Dave Klauber, Supply Chain/Process Improvement Consultant & APICS certified Supply Chain expert (CPIM/CLTD) will discuss the impact on Planning & Supply Chain


Committee Co-Chairs:

Kursad (Kevin) Devecioglu, Bimser International Corporation

Ron Loveland, Summit Safety & Efficiency Solutions