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Strategy Deployment at HealthEast
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Manufacturing/Lean/Quality PrC
Monday, October 16, 2017 (All day)
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Program Description: 

5 years ago, HealthEast Care System, an organization strong of 7,300 employees, started using strategy deployment (Hoshin Kanri) to align and focus the entire organization toward its vision, strategies and goals.

They created a 4 tier connected system that uses catch ball, scorecard, dashboard, A3 strategies, plans and A3 projects to get the right things done. The visual management system and its standard review process provide clarity and direction to leaders and front line employees.

Special Instructions: 


October 16, 2017 

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm 

Speaker(s) Bios: 

​Didier Rabino is HealthEast Care System’s Vice President, Executive Lean Sensei. His role is to coach senior executives, coordinate the lean transformation and develop organizational Lean capabilities.

Previously, Didier spent 8 years at Andersen Corporation as plant manager in Menomonie, WI and as the leader of the Lean Promotion Office to develop and deploy the Andersen Manufacturing System (AMS.) 

Didier also worked 13 years at Steelcase in England, France and Michigan. There, he held several leadership positions in operations, R&D and logistics. He is proud to be one of the architects of the Steelcase Production System (SPS.) 

Over the past 25 years, Didier has been leading and supporting lean transformations and new process implementations in manufacturing and healthcare organizations.

Didier has been Director of the AME North Central Region Board since 2008, an instructor for Manufacturers Alliance and for the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) since 2007, and an instructor for AME, SME, ASQ, Shingo Lean Bronze certification class and associated exam. Didier shares his experiences by teaching all aspects of Lean tools, techniques and management systems. He is also a regular presenter at Lean Conferences.

Didier holds a Wood Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Nancy, France, a Business and Administration degree from the University of Perpignan, France and a Master’s degree in Industrial Sciences from Louis Pasteur University in Strasbourg, France. He obtained Lean certificates from the University of Michigan, the University of Tennessee, and Kellogg University. 

Didier is also lean bronze certified from Shingo/AME/SME/ASQ and 3P certified from Shingijutsu Global Consulting. Didier is the 27th recipient of the Honorary Member Award of the Institute of Industrial Engineering. Award received in 2015. Past recipients include Edwards Deming, Lee Iacocca, W. Von Braun and Herbert C. Hoover.