MRC Hosts World Renowned Author and Speaker Mike Hoseus

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Leading Speaker on Lean Manufacturing Shares Valuable Insights

Mike Hoseus, Author and Speaker

"Leadership is the most frequently identified gap in organizations striving toward world class excellence," says Diane Lewis, Manager of Business Development Services MRC.

Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC), a leading expert source for manufacturing, is pleased to announce internationally renowned teacher and author, Mike Hoseus is coming to the Lehigh Valley to share his expertise in Lean Manufacturing. The event is hosted by MRC at the Days Hotel by Wyndham Allentown Airport/Lehigh Valley on October 24th – 25th, 2018 from 8:30am-4:30pm each day. Registration is required. For more information, visit https://www.mrcpa.org/events/lean-leadership/

"Leadership is the most frequently identified gap in organizations striving toward world class excellence," says Diane Lewis, Manager of Business Development Services MRC. "This comprehensive workshop will explore the role of leadership in a culture transformation, facilitate identification of gaps in your organization and then give practical methodologies and processes to address them."

Mike Hoseus will speak on the topic of Executive Lean Business Applications and Leadership’s role in sustaining a Lean culture. This two-day event is all about how to develop yourself and your organization into high-performers that can deliver sustainable business results. Attendees will receive a signed copy of Mike's book Toyota Culture: the Heart and Soul of the Toyota Way.

Course Learning Objectives

  • Learn actions to immediately improve your profits and cash flow
  • Understand why simply focusing on “cost cutting” in these challenging times is the wrong approach
  • Learn why “delegating lean” to others doesn’t work, and may actually hurt your bottom line
  • Understand and implement processes and systems to sustain your improvement activity

About Mike Hoseus
Executive Director
Center for Quality People & Organizations (CQPO)
Lexington, Kentucky

Mike is Executive Director for the Center for Quality People & Organizations (CQPO). Mike Hoseus brings both manufacturing operations and specialization in Human Resource experience to CQPO. CQPO is an organization developed in 1999 as a vision of Toyota Motor Manufacturing to share Lean Quality philosophy and human resource practices with education, business, and community organizations. CQPO’s current projects with Toyota include New Hire selection and training process, Team Leader and Group Leader post promotion training, Quality Circle Leader and Manager training, and Global Problem Solving for all levels.
Mike is an adjunct professor with the University of Kentucky’s Lean Manufacturing Program. Mike is co-author with Dr. Jeffery Liker (Author of the Toyota Way) of Toyota Culture. Mike is an adjunct professor with the University of Kentucky’s Center for Manufacturing and a member of the faculty of Lean Enterprise Institute.

Prior to CQPO, Mike was a corporate leader for 13 years at Toyota Motor Manufacturing’s Georgetown, Kentucky, plant both in Human Resources and Manufacturing. As Assistant General Manager in Human Resources, his responsibilities included personnel, safety, HR development, employee relations, benefits, training, and manufacturing/human resource teams for a plant of 8000 team members.
Mike currently supports organizations with Lean Culture transformations focusing on the roles of Executive Management and Human Resources and how the quality people value stream connects to the production value stream.

About Manufacturers Resource Center:
For nearly 30 years, Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC) has helped small and mid-sized manufacturers become more competitive, adopt lean and agile processes, strategically grow their companies and invest more effectively in their existing human capital. MRC is a nonprofit organization partially funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s NIST-MEP program, as well as the State of Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development. MRC is dedicated to creating jobs and economic opportunity in eastern Pennsylvania’s Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton, and Schuylkill counties.

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