A strategic plan is only as good as the thinking that goes into it. Strategic thinking happens in a number of different ways, formal and informal but fundamentally affects your ability to execute on your long term process improvement objectives. Therefore, when the plan is lacking, we need to step back and consider the thinking. Even thinking is a process. This session shows you how to conduct the first stage of the strategic planning process with a strategic process assessment.
Your presenter for this session is Wes Waldo, Chief Operating Officer of BMGI. Waldo leverages more than 16 years of quality, operations management and performance excellence experience to continually improve BMGI's sales, marketing and internal processes. Prior to this, he spent many years as a lean master consultant and lean product manager and nearly two years as practice leader for BMGI's manufacturing team.
Do you have a question about leading a lean initiative, the characteristics of a lean leader, or other questions about lean leadership? Ask the Expert: Lean Leadership provides you with an opportunity to pose your questions to Larry Fast, who has 35 years of experience in manufacturing and operational excellence.
U.S. manufacturers find themselves in a global battle for innovation as companies and nations try to leapfrog the industrialized West. Investor and development expert Ed Sappin offers three examples of global competitors mounting formidable challenges.
The Engineering Our Future™ video contest was designed to ignite the imaginations of this next generation of innovators and get them thinking about how they will apply the engineering skills they’re learning to make a difference in their communities and our world. In celebration of National Engineers Week, check out the winning team's submission.