Value Stream 2 Systematic Daily Improvement

Linking lean with business strategy

Utilize hoshin kanri to develop a lean system
Thursday, Oct. 27 Location Code
1:30pm-2:30pm Dallas Ballroom B, 1st floor ThP/50

Learn how to help managers visualize, articulate and execute a plan to meet goals and objectives; discover tools and techniques that have effectively served multiple organization types; hear how a lean management systems (LMS) approach enables cross-functional team alignment both horizontally and vertically.


Lean practitioners need to insure that their breadth and depth of LMS execution links to the other management systems of the organization. Understand how you can broadly develop and execute a lean management plan that links with your finance and governance systems in order to reap the benefits of a more effective LMS. Using a hoshin kanri methodology, learn how to create a working sample relevant to your business environment. This hoshin kanri model, along with the paired use of a steering committee process, will demonstrate the translation and execution of business strategies into LMS-based initiatives with executable tactics. By demonstrating alignment to the organization’s strategic plan, learn how to develop an infrastructure needed to sustain and build a lean culture. This sessions will provide managers and personnel with an approach that enables them to tailor their plan to meet their business needs.


Accuride Corporation is one of the largest and most diversified manufacturers and suppliers of commercial vehicle components in North America. Accuride's products include commercial vehicle wheels, wheel-end components and assemblies, truck body and chassis parts and other commercial vehicle components. Accuride's products are marketed under four industry-leading brand names, which include Accuride, Gunite and Brillion.

Presenter: Jd Marhevko

Jd Marhevko is vice president of quality/lean management systems & EHS at Accuride. She joined the company in 2012 after more than two decades in quality, lean/six sigma and operations leadership roles. During her Accuride tenure, three of its sites have received the AME Excellence Award. Marhevko was awarded the Shainin Medal (2016) by the American Society of Quality (ASQ). She is an ASQ fellow, certified manager of quality/organizational excellence, certified quality engineer, certified six sigma black belt and an ASQ-certified trainer. She is a master black belt and has held numerous Baldrige assessor roles. She holds a BSE from Oakland University and an MSA from Central Michigan University.