Accuride Corporation 
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Linking quality and lean systems with strategic plans

Translate business strategies to quality/lean system tactics


Practitioner Presentation
Tuesday, Oct. 10 Location Code
11:00am-12:00pm Hynes Center, Level 3, Ballroom B TS/10



Learn to visualize, articulate and execute a plan to meet your organizational goals and objectives. Discover an approach that enables you to tailor a plan to meet your business needs. See tools and techniques that have effectively served multiple organization types. Hear about an LSS approach that enables cross-functional team alignment both horizontally and vertically.


Learn how to effectively develop an aligned quality and lean systems plan by transforming business strategies into agile, tactical actions. Create a working sample relevant to your unique business environment. See how you can visualize, articulate and execute a plan to meet your LMS goals and objectives via hoshin kanri and supporting system tools. Develop a basic kanri example with respect to quality and lean. Review how samples of typical types of leading and lagging key process indicators (KPIs) are pertinent to your business settings. Based on a selection of sample common organizational strategies, attendees will populate a sample hoshin kanri enabling you to understand how to leverage a format that links business strategies to quality and lean initiatives and then develop relevant initiatives and tactics. Hear about the pros and cons of the overall methodology.


Accuride Corporation, headquartered in Evansville, Indiana, is one of the largest and most diversified manufacturers and suppliers of commercial vehicle components in North America. It markets its products, which include steel and aluminum commercial vehicle wheels and wheel-end components and assemblies, under some of the most recognized business and brand names in the industry: Accuride Wheel End Solutions (Accuride Wheels and Gunite), and Gianetti Ruote. Four Accuride sites have been recipients of the AME Manufacturing Excellence Award (2014-2016).

Presenters: Jd Marhevko / Arvind Srivastava

Jd Marhevko is the VP of QLMS & EHS for Accuride. She has been involved in operations and lean/six sigma for almost 30 years across a variety of industries. Marhevko is an ASQ Fellow. In 2016, she was awarded the Shainin Medal and honored as one of the top 100 Women in Manufacturing by Washington DC’s Manufacturing Institute. With ASQ she also holds the CMQ/OE, CQE, CSSBB and is a ASQ certified trainer. She is an MBB and Baldrige assessor. Marhevko is a past-chair of the ASQ Quality Management division. She holds a BSE from Oakland University in MI and an MSA from Central Michigan University. 

Arvind Srivastava is a corporate MBB/IE at Accuride. Prior to Accuride, he was a process improvement consultant and supply chain professional across various industries in the US and India. He is an adjunct faculty member at Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago and co-author of "Stat-Free Six Sigma." He is a member of U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 176 (ISO 9001) and U.S. TAG to ISO/PC 302 (ISO 19011 guidelines). He is also the director of ASQ Chicago section and teaches at its training institute. He holds a BS (ME) from IIT Roorkee (India), an MS (IE) from NITIE Mumbai (India), and an MBA from Benedictine University, Lisle, IL. He is a certified six sigma MBB, Master Business Innovator (IIT) and Quality Auditor (ASQ).