January 2019 Program – OpEx in the Digital Age

January 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SPEAKERS: Dustin Schodt, Director of Excellence, Creative Testing Solutions, and Joanne Voordeckers, VP, Enterprise Excellence, Creative Testing Solutions

TOPIC:  Digital Age Operational Excellence: Easier Than You Think

ABSTRACT:  If you’re looking for ways to further engage your workforce in continuous improvement in the digital age, this workshop is designed for you! We will provide instruction on how to bring your staff’s lean, kaizen, and plan-do-study-act (PDSA) improvement ideas to life by leveraging media/communication channels. With today’s technology and a minimal investment, you can be on your way to quickly and easily creating and sharing videos and improvements with your teams—no matter if they’re in the same location or located in facilities across the country. Want to communicate a best practice? Want to share ideas to encourage others to build on them? It’s amazingly simple with just a one- or two-minute video. Paste a QR code from an improvement video on a poster and watch your co-workers scan the code and watch a video. Creative Testing Solutions employees are producing over 50 documented improvements every month and that number continues to climb.

Dustin Schodt is the Director of Operational Excellence at Creative Testing Solutions (CTS). Creative Testing Solutions is responsible for testing over 75% of the nation’s blood donor supply in six laboratories across the country. Dustin has implemented and evolved Operational Excellence in vastly different business models during his career.

Joanne Voordeckers is the Vice President, Enterprise Excellence for Creative Testing Solutions (CTS) and has served in this capacity since 2017. In this role, Joanne oversees the Operational Excellence, Process Excellence and Innovation, and Technical Training and Education Departments at CTS. She was previously Director, Operational Excellence at CTS in 2016. Prior to joining CTS, Joanne worked at Blood Systems, Inc., starting in 2012. During her time there, she introduced CTS leadership to Operational Excellence and assisted in its initial implementation

LOCATION:  Edward Jones Training Facility, 8333 South River Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85284

COST:  All meetings are free and open to the public

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