Learn about Illumina's hoshin kanri journey through x-matrix development.
Hear how Illumina has taken a cross-functional approach to strategy deployment through the utilization of the x-matrix. This cross-functional x-matrix deployment has allowed the company to achieve alignment at every level of the organization, overcoming its historical challenges of siloed efforts, competing priorities, and duplication of efforts.
Illumina is a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of life science tools and integrated systems for large-scale analysis of genetic variation and function, enabling studies that were not imaginable a few years ago, and moving us closer to the realization of personalized medicine. With rapid advances in technology, it is mission-critical to offer solutions that are not only innovative, but flexible, and scalable, with industry-leading support and service. Illumina strives to meet this challenge by placing a high value on collaborative interactions, rapid delivery of solutions, and meeting the needs of its customers. www.illumina.com
Jakob Hilton is an associate director at Illumina in the operational excellence organization where he manages a global opex support team for Illumina’s operations, supply chain, engineering, and quality organizations. He has over 15 years of engineering and manufacturing experience and was a founding member of Illumina’s operational excellence organization. Hilton holds a BS degree in mechanical engineering from California State University of Long Beach.