Introduction to Toyota Kata

When:  Sep 19, 2023 from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM (PT)
Associated with  Channel Cities Section

Speaker Biography:
Leigh Ann Schildmeier specializes in implementing continuous improvement and risk mitigation strategies that help clients increase efficiency, improve quality and service, and increase profits. A frequent speaker and coach on process improvement topics, she is a certified Lean Practitioner Toyota Kata Coach, and Six Sigma Black Belt with more than 20 years of experience across a range of industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, and finance. Leigh Ann is founder and president of Park Avenue Solutions, a process improvement consulting firm that works to empower excellence in businesses and teams. Leigh Ann received an Interdisciplinary Engineering (Mechanical and Industrial) degree from Purdue University and MBA from Anderson University. Originally from Indianapolis, she currently resides in Scottsdale where she golfs year-round.

Have your Lean or Six Sigma programs lost momentum? Leigh Ann will introduce the audience to the concept of Scientific Thinking which is based on Mike Rother’s “Toyota Kata” methodology that Scientific Thinking is a life skill. You will be introduced to the pattern of the Improvement Kata by re-learning scientific thinking through rapid experimentation cycles.

Improvement Kata is not another ‘Lean Tool’ but rather a methodology that helps you bring-in the right continuous improvement tools at the right time. This proven method utilizing daily cycles of problem-solving also aligns with overall business goals which develops a sustaining culture of continuous improvement in your organization.


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