Printing Industries of America (PIA)

New Developments in the 2014 Continuous Improvement Conference

The Continuous Improvement Conference, slated for March 30–April 2, 2014, at The Fairmont Dallas Hotel in Dallas, TX, is set to provide quality management strategies that attendees can use to outperform the competition and boost profits. The 2014 agenda features three breakout tracks: Leadership and Culture, Process and Tools—Advanced, and Process and Tools—Fundamental. The 2014 Continuous Improvement Conference is the not-to-be-missed event for CEOs, COOs, plant managers, and quality managers with a vested interest in adding greater value to their business and gaining a competitive advantage.

Lean Leaders in the 2014 CI Conference Tours
What do lipstick, and sheet metal, have in common? No, it’s not some college hazing stunt gone bad. It is all included in the range of exciting tours you can experience as part of the 2014 Continuous Improvement Conference in Dallas, TX. This year’s tours at Mary Kay Manufacturing and KARLEE get you in to see award-winning Lean manufacturing management and quality practices in progress. They will leave you so impressed you’ll be ready to “throw your hat over the windmill!”

More Than Just Tools: How to Begin Building a Sustainable Culture of Continuous Improvement

Where can business leaders find a blueprint for transforming their company through continuous improvement? As Executive Director of one of the most prestigious Lean awards in the country, The Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence, Robert Miller has seen leaders build lasting cultures on the valuable concepts of The Shingo Model. We asked him for advice he would give business leaders within the graphic arts industry on beginning a continuous improvement program. Of course, like anything worth accomplishing, building a successful program comes with intrinsic challenges. Robert also offers some tips on how you can focus and prepare for these challenges and get on your way to creating a prosperous Lean organization.