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Fostering a Lean Culture across Generations

Presented By:

Mike & Ben Hoseus


The biggest barrier to a successful Lean Implementation is disciplined Leadership. Most leaders do not understand their role in a lean culture and how to structure the organization and their behaviors to be successful. In this session we will give practical and proven action steps to internalize and apply learnings.


Learning Objectives:

  • Lead your organization with a communicated vision and clear direction
  • Provide Purposeful Work for your Team
  • Foster meaningful relationships and develop your people
  • Leverage technology to promote Teamwork and Collaboration

About the Facilitators:

Mike Hoseus 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. Mike is co-author with Dr. Jeffery Liker (Author of the Toyota Way) of Toyota Culture.

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.

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 integrates with the Operations Value Stream.

Ben Hoseuspartners with businesses and organizations as a consultant and advisor on the journey of continuous improvement. He is currently engaged with several manufacturing companies through his role with Process Capability Partners and Celerant Capital, based in the United States.

As a consultant and advisor, Ben has worked with multi-national corporations, small and medium-sized enterprises, and non-profit organizations across Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. In addition to expertise in Business Analysis and Finance, he has experience in Operations and Supply Chain across a variety of sectors including food production, manufacturing, transportation, textiles, military apparel, tourism, and professional services.

Ben is currently pursuing a Masters in Global Supply Chain Management from the University of Southern California. Previously, he graduated with Bachelors of Arts in Accounting and Business Administration from Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, USA. He has earned his CPA, CSCP, PBA, and PMP qualifications in the United States, and he holds a Graduate Certificate in Competitive (Lean) Systems & Practices from Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia.

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