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Lean Manufacturing Leadership & Best-Practices, Part 2


On Tuesday, November 26, at 10:00 a.m. EST, Lean expert William Botha will discuss misconceptions on what Lean can and can't do, show examples from his last book, and discuss the book he's now writing on the topic.

In this program you will learn about:
  • Creating a sustainable change culture
  • Leadership values, vision, and communication
  • Changing tools and adapting them for your operations
About the Speaker

William BothaWilliam Botha is a trainer and mentor in Lean leadership and manufacturing, with a focus on biopharmaceutical, pharmaceutical, and medical device processes. Formerly an officer in the South African Defense Force's Special Forces, he was trained as a kaizen leader in Japan, and is a certified Lean Master. Fluent in FDA regulations, including GDP and GMP, William has taught an aseptic processing course for PDA and a Quality Systems course for AAMI. He has consulted companies including Rockwell Automation and Baxter Bioscience on Lean and Toyota Production System methods. He fashioned the Lean portion of Baxter BioScience's Quality Leadership Process, and held one three-day kaizen that led to a sustained 20 percent improvement in throughput capacity for a biopharmaceutical value stream. He also increased throughput by 30 percent at one company's main medical device assembly lines. He has recently published his first book, We Don't Build Cars: Sustained Competitive Improvement for the Drug and Devices Industries, dedicated to applying Lean concepts to improve results in the biopharmaceutical, pharmaceutical, and medical devices industries.

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