Strategic Planning and Hoshin Kanri 2110
Strategic Planning and Hoshin Kanri
With Jd Marhevko and Eric Zink

Making Quality Relevant in Today’s Tough Times…How you must connect what you do in quality to the strategy of the business. A step by approach…Join us for this serious but fun event!


This talk will take you step by step in helping you to create your own quality strategic plan tied to your business’ strategy so you can show how your team is making a difference; and demonstrating its relevance

This webinar is for you if you are:
  • A quality VP or Director
  • A quality Manager or Engineering Leader
In this informative 60-minute webinar, you will learn:
  • How to construct a Hoshin Kanri
  • How the strategies will interact with the initiatives, tactics and KPIs
Jd Marhevko is Delphi Technologies global VP of Quality and Warranty. Prior to Delphi, Jd was VP of Operations – Americas for SAF Holland and the SVP of Quality, Lean and EHS for Accuride. Four Accuride sites won the AME Excellence Award and one site won the Industry Week Best Manufacturing Plant of the Year. Jd is an ASQ Fellow, Shainin Medalist, CMQ/OE, CQE, CSSBB, and MBB. She is also an ASQ Certified Trainer, STEP Ahead Awardee, and in 2018 was recognized by Crain’s as a notable Woman in Manufacturing. She holds a BSE and MSA. Jd is a past chair of the ASQ Quality Management Division and has supported several ASQ divisions in a variety of capacities. Jd has co-authored several books and articles on Lean and Quality systems; most notably, Accuride Corporation’s Lean Management 50-50-20.

Eric Zink started Think Zink Consulting, LLC in 2009 bringing with him a diverse background in service, manufacturing and supply chain.  His roles in private equity and public-owned companies in the areas of Strategy Planning, Quality, Lean, Six Sigma, Industrial Engineering, Business Excellence, Laboratory, Operations and Logistics provide an end-to-end solutions model for his clients.

Prior to starting Think Zink Consulting, LLC, Mr. Zink worked for Americold as their Vice President of Continuous Improvement globally responsible for Quality, Lean, Six Sigma and Industrial Engineering.  In this role, he led the development of a set of operating metrics used to manage the business and improve operations in cost, productivity and space utilization for their network of 186 cold storage food supply chain warehouses.  He led functional responsibility for the due diligence of the China Merchants acquisition and was responsible for the integration of operational excellence methods and ISO 9000 certification for its operations.  He also had responsibility for the roll-out of the labor management system which utilized engineered labor standards to calculate and report on productivity.  This allowed the organization improved productivity transparency affording a 5% net productivity improvement in 8 of the major warehouses implemented during his tenure.  Mr. Zink was responsible for combining the various functions he lead into one synchronous and synergistic team whereby engineered standards developed into standardized and documented processes which led to certified quality management systems producing viable lean and six sigma opportunities through its Toyota Kata methods to afford further savings and improvements by the lean and black belt Kaizen teams.

Prior to Americold, Mr. Zink was a Master Black Belt supporting Kraft Foods in 15 of their North American manufacturing facilities for their Cheese & Dairy, Beverage, and Baked Goods divisions.  In this role, he was responsible for identifying over $50M in cost savings opportunities and was champion through mentorship and coaching over 15 black belt candidates in these locations on over $5M realized in its first year personally certifying 8 belts during his tenure.

Date & Time
Thursday November 5th, 2020 5:00pm CST
End Date & Time
Thursday November 5th, 2020 6:00pm CST
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Date & Time: 11/05/2020 05:00:00 PM CST