Summit Agenda

The presentation team is made up of some of the most experienced TWI and KATA company practitioners and coaches. Learn from them during breakout sessions, but just as important, learn from them over coffee, lunch, or a hallway conversation.

Due to impacts of the Ukraine War this event has been postponed to 2023


13 June


Masterclasses • Choose one... Rich Sheridan or David Meier

David Meier:  The Job Instruction Method: How to develop and teach standardized work in non-cyclical work processes



14 June

9:00AM - NOON

Half Day Workshops

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Description Pending... You can read more about Job Methods and Job Instruction at www.btp.dk

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How Hoshin Kanri & Toyota Kata complete each other • A practical workshop

Facilitated by: Joakim Bjurström & Fredrik Fjellstedt

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In this workshop, you will experience first-hand experience how Hoshin Kanri and Toyota Kata interact in a daily situation. Fredrik and Joakim will lead you through an exercise where these powerful concepts come to life. As a participant, you will also interact and contribute to the learnings. The workshop will also display a practical way to create the change needed to get these concepts internalized into organizations. We can promise a fun, hands-on, and intensive learning session. You can read more about Hoshin Kanri and Toyota Kata at www.btp.dk


LEGO Company Tour

LEGO Team Member


WORKSHOP Participant Networking Lunch

13:00 - 13:45

Summit Opening with John Vellema & Jim Huntzinger

Opening Keynote • David Meier

Author • Thought-Leader • Owner Operator Glenn's Creek Distillery

13:45 - 14:00

Networking Break

14:00 - 14:45

Breakout Sessions • You Choose 1

Wayne Faaland

Toyota Kata: From a local to global Toyota Kata Start Up

Wayne Faaland @ Elkem ASA

Jan Harboe

Setting the Scene for Success & Building Relations Through the TWI JI Practice Period

Jan Harboe Global Operational Excellence Partner @ Chr. Hansen A/S


Value Stream Management: Integrating Lean Accounting and Lean Practices

Nick Katko @ BMA

14:45 - 15:00

Networking Break

15:00 - 15:45

Breakout Sessions • You Choose 1

Thomas Delven_ Scania

Hoshin Kanri: Achieving Breakthrough Development

Thomas Delven @ Scania


Want to know the secret behind a successful implementation of TWI Job Instruction (JI)?

Susanne Svenningsen TWI Program Manager @Maersk Training


Shepherding Circles

David Meier @ Glenn's Creek Distillery

15:45 - 16:00

Networking Break

16:00 - 16:45

Anna Mette

Afternoon Keynote • Anne-Mette Joergensen

Moulding Capability Sr. Project Manager at LEGO System A/S

16:45 - 17:45

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TWI + Toyota Kata table-dialogs with your presenters and hosts

Denis Becker, Joakim Bjurström, John Vellema, Jim Huntzinger and all presenters


15 June

8:00 - 8:30

Grab + Go Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 8:45

Welcome Back with John Vellema & Jim Huntzinger

8:45 - 9:45


Lead with Joy & Watch Your Team Fly • Rich Sheridan

Chief Storyteller Menlo Innovations

9:45 - 10:00

Networking Break

10:00 - 10:45

Breakout Sessions • You Choose 1

Toyota Kata: Title Pending

Markus Oja @ UPM

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TWI JR: Title Pending

Nana Jensen @ Trifork

Paul Crutcher

How our Supervisors improve Follow through the 3 TWI J-Program

Paul Crutcher, Operations Director @ Bisley

10:45 - 11:00

Networking Break

11:00 - 11:45

Breakout Sessions • You Choose 1


Velux Case Study

Presenter Pending @ Velux Case Study

Ran Levi

Transfer your Organization to a Learning Organization & Develop Leadership

Ran Levi


From Frustration and Stagnation to Achievement and Success... and back again  

Frank Fabel, People Leader & Associate Manager with Anna Lykke, cLEAN partner @ Novo Nordisk

11:45 - 12:45

Networking Lunch

12:45 - 13:30

Breakout Sessions • You Choose 1

Jacob Albertsen

The Road to a Pull-based Training System

Jacob Albertsen, Training Manager @ Ball Beverage Can


Lead with Joy

Rich Sheridan @ Menlo Innovations

13:30 - 13:45

Networking Break

13:45 - 14:15

Summit Closing/Prepare for Action • John Vellema & Jim Huntzinger


Basic “J” and “K” Training


Job Instruction

Facilitated By: Thomas Ilskov Nielsen


15:30 - 17:30

JI Session 1



JI Session 2

13:30 - 16:00

JI Session 3



JI Session 4

11:00 - 13:30

JI Session 5


Job Relations

Facilitated By: Bitten Bøgh Winther


15:30 - 17:30

JR Session 1



JR Session 2

13:30 - 16:00

JR Session 3



JR Session 4

11:00 - 13:30

JR Session 5



Facilitated By: Torben Kjær-Christensen


15:30 - 17:30

Session 1



Session 2

13:30 - 16:00

Session 3



Session 4

11:00 - 13:30

Session 5


Denis Becker

Partner & Master Enabler at Business through People

About the Facilitator

Denis is passionate about enabling leaders so they can grow high performance teams. His personal challenge is to find better, faster ways of growing organisations’ capabilities so they can accelerate the pace of process improvement. He realised early on in his career that rapid improvement cannot happen without developing the leadership skills of supervisors and their managers first.

Denis developed his hands-on international expertise in addressing this challenge by leading complex culture change, Lean transformations and operational excellence programs for 20 years across diverse industries and service sector organisations. As the founder of Supervisor Academy, he and his team have enabled many global and local organisations in their own transformation efforts.

As the head of global operations excellence for a multi-national corporation, Denis led international teams in developing and deploying lean operations strategy, including laying out and moving manufacturing facilities and radical lean transformations. This included up-skilling and cross-training of hundreds of operators to enable the transitions from process layouts to cell manufacturing.

Denis works hard to continuously deepen his expertise to maximise the value he brings to clients and their people. He holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA), and is a certified Master Blackbelt (Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma) and Master Trainer (Training within Industry).


Contact information: 

Mail: Denis@btp.dk

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Joakim Bjurström

Partner and Master Enabler 

About the Facilitator

Joakim is Partner and Senior Enabler and has been a part of Business Through People since 2014. Joakim is a highly competent TWI, Lean and Toyota Kata coach. With expertise within Six Sigma and Change Management, he primarily teaches our Swedish and international clients.

Joakim Bjurström is a strong profile. His experience and commitment to the Toyota Kata and TWI programs and his constant pursuit of self-improvement is a real asset for us and our customers. His pursuit of improvement is not only aimed inward. He always strives to make customers succeed with their TWI, Lean and/or Toyota Kata projects – and this is done with great care.

His extensive work in various industries makes him extremely flexible and he is quick to identify the focal area that is in the greatest need for care or is best suited for a pilot project. That being said, Joakim is always looking for something to improve, so he is also one of the most patient trainers we have ever experienced. He is extremely careful when it comes to improvements – he refuses to start or propose something that he is not entirely sure of. Joakim is a thorough and systematic trainer.


Contact information:
Mail: Joakim@btp.dk 
Phone: +46 709 710180