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People Systems- The Role of Human Resources in The Lean Management System


Presented By:

Joe Murli

Session Abstract:

This session will explore the People Systems element of The Lean Management System.

While process improvements and leader standard work can yield great benefit on their own; truly significant, sustainable, breakthrough improvements are made when we align our people systems with the behaviors we expect of the workforce.  Without this alignment, it is fraught with potential pitfalls and ambiguity.  However, when we employ a structured approach that aligns our people systems and the expected behaviors, we are able to create the ideal work environment in a practical, safe, and predictable manner.

Learning Objectives:

“In this session you will learn…”

  • Impacts of Lean to the organizational structure
  • The most critical components of People Systems that affect targeted lean behaviors
  • What are the competencies required in a Lean thinking organization, how they can best be integrated into the Lean transformation process and managed long-term
  • Learn how to identify and close gaps specific to People Systems and strategies for a successful lean transformation
  • Change management implications, roles, and responsibilities

About the Facilitator:

Joe Murli has developed the knowledge of lean concepts and principles over the past 18 years while he held senior leadership positions in domestic and international settings. Through extensive coaching by retired executives from Toyota Motor Company in the early 90’s, Joe developed an aptitude for maximizing product velocity and managing operations through simple visual means. This knowledge was further applied as Joe became General Manager of Chengdu Aerotech, China’s first aviation industry joint venture, and was able to integrate the elements of strategy deployment, organizational development, facility design and Lean into one cohesive business management approach. As Director of North American Operations for Ensign Bickford, he led the Company to win the Shingo Prize for operational excellence. He effectively utilized his knowledge of lean manufacturing to help Sterling Collision Centers grow from a startup to a company with 50 locations nationally (now part of Allstate Insurance Company). As Vice President of Manufacturing for the Kamatics division of Kaman Corporation, he restructured operations to double on-time delivery performance while reducing lead times by 88% for 2/3 of products. Since 2003 The Murli Group LLC has been helping clients achieve superior operating gains through the transformation process of Lean Management Systems. Joe has undergraduate degrees in Manufacturing Engineering and Accounting from the State University of New York, and Post University respectively. Additionally, he holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Connecticut.