Webinar: Lean Office 101

Mr. Mark Preston

President & CEO, Lean Applications Author, “Southern Sensei”


Mr. Mark Preston

President & CEO, Lean Applications Author, “Southern Sensei”
Scott W. Luton, CSCP, LSSGB and Managing Partner, TalentStream
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
12 noon - 1 pm EST
Registration Closed

The #1 LEAN principle is: “Seeing value from the eyes of the customer.

By adding value and eliminating waste, you can improve your customers’ relationship and set up programs that enhance revenue. Successful LEAN deployment in the Operations and Office side of your Business takes understanding and leadership commitment. A foundation must first be established that promotes total enterprise LEAN commitment with resources that are able to speak the correct language and drive the correct culture. This webinar will focus on key Lean office tools including process mapping and creating a playbook for your team in the office.

Facilitator Info

Mark Preston has been driving change in manufacturing and sales environments for over 25 years using continuous improvement – lean. During his 11 years with TDK Electronics, he studied Kaizen manufacturing techniques in Japan during TDK Executive Sensei training. He later led the TDK Georgia Plant lean initiatives and increased videotape and startup recordable compact disc productivity. After TDK, Mark invested 7 years in various executive roles within Respironics Inc where he implemented Demand Flow Technology. In 2006, Mark became the Director of Acuity Business System at Acuity Brands Lighting. He led the deployment of lean in the Acuity supply chain for 16 Plants, 5 Distribution Centers and 14 Supplier development programs. During this time, he continued his personal training with Singijutsu in Japan and was promoted to Vice President of Supplier Development and Operations Excellence. Currently, Mark is a lean champion for the Association of Manufacturing Excellence (AME) and is on the AME National Board where he leads the board’s Key Result Area for Enterprise Excellence. Mark is a keynote speaker for organizations across the US and recently published his first book “Southern Sensei” (available on Amazon).

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