Intermediate level

Driving a lean steering committee

Developing, deploying and managing a lean steering committee


Practitioner Presentation
Tuesday, Nov. 5 Location Code
11:00am-12:00pm TS/09



Learn how to develop, manage, implement and sustain an effective lean steering committee.


Understand how a steering committee can be effectively utilized. Learn how to align key business strategies when developing lean system objectives. Understand how to better leverage leading indicator metrics to proactively manage outcomes. Gain insights into how to increase your ability to more effectively implement lean systems in your organization. Learn how this type of committee can work for many types of functions - quality, maintenance, IT, HR, etc. Several successful examples across various business types will be shared. Attendees will walk away with a model that they can apply to their own organizations.


SAF-Holland is a global leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of quality engineered components, systems, and services to the commercial vehicle industry. SAF-HOLLAND specializes in coupling, lifting and suspension systems for trucks, buses, tractors and trailers. Products are sold and serviced under the SAF and Holland brand names from over 4,600 distributor and OEM locations around the world.

Presenter: Jd Marhevkho

Jd Marhevkho is SAF-Holland's vice president of operations for the Americas. Recently, as Accuride's SVP of quality, lean and EHS, four Accuride sites were honored with the AME Excellence Award and one site honored with the IndustryWeek's Best Manufacturing Plant of the Year. Marhevkho is an ASQ Fellow, Shainin Medalist, CMQ/OE, CQE, CSSBB, MBB and MBNQA senior assessor. She is also an ASQ certified trainer, STEP Ahead awardee, and, in 2018, she was recognized by Crain’s as a Notable Woman in Manufacturing. She is a past-chair of the ASQ QMD and supports several ASQ divisions in a variety of capacities. Marhevkho has co-authored several books and articles on lean and quality systems, most notably, Accuride Corporation’s "Lean Management 50-50-20." She holds BSE and MSA degrees.