GE Transportation 
Beginner level
Intermediate level
Advanced level
Value Stream 4 Extended Enterprise

GE's brilliant factory

How to combine lean and digital capabilities to be brilliant
Thursday, Oct. 27 Location Code
10:45am-11:45am San Antonio Ballroom, 3rd floor ThP/46

GE Transportation will share some of its early accomplishments, outcome for customers, outcome for its internal operations - efficiency, reliability, etc.


Learn about GE's digital industrial pivot, how its transformation is underway leading the digital industrial revolution addressing why, what it wants to accomplish and how it is doing it. Hear about its ‘brilliant factory’ initiative - 500 plants globally and it wants them brilliant, combining lean operational excellence capabilities with digital capabilities, world class processes with world class technology. Gain insights into lean + digital = brilliant and discover the GE brilliant factory framework and it key elements. See examples from the lean excellence framework called GET Excel and practical applications examples from the developed and applied digital applications.


GE is the world premier digital industrial company. It is the world’s first and only digital industrial company, with 350,000 employees operating in 175 countries. Digital industrial - leading a new productivity revolution; great portfolio - solving big global problems; GE store - foundation for world-class performance; value - win in the market, build with investors; culture - simplification for customer outcomes.

Presenters: Laszlo Magyar / Bryce Poland

Laszlo Magyar is responsible for lean operational excellence for GE Transportation. He started with GE 19 years ago as a mechanical engineer in Hungary. He assumed a lead role in the lean manufacturing efforts for GE Energy’s European operations. He assumed his current role as lean leader for the GE Transportation business in Erie, PA, in 2012. Magyar is a certified six sigma master black belt and holds a BSc in mechanical engineering from the College of Mechanics and Automation in Hungary, a BSc in total quality management from the College for Foreign Trades in Hungary and a MBA from the Technical University of Budapest, Hungary. He completed the supply chain excellence master’s course at the University of Michigan, and the executive education program with the Shingo Institute and the Jon M Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University.

Bryce Poland is advanced manufacturing supply chain leader with GE Transportation.