Getting started with lean

Abbott Labs

Leadership commitment, lean culture and common lean tools

Practitioner-to-practitioner sharing session; bring your questions, share your journey; expand your network by meeting other practitioners.


This session will be an open forum dedicated to helping attendees share their experiences and learn from each other. A facilitated practitioner-to-practitioner session will let you ask questions, tell your journey or help other by sharing your best practices.


“We are here for the people we serve in their pursuit of healthy lives.” This has been the way of Abbott for more than a century — passionately and thoughtfully translating science into lasting contributions to health. Its products encircle life, from newborns to aging adults, from nutrition and diagnostics through medical care and pharmaceutical therapy. Caring is central to the work Abbott does and defines its responsibility to those it serves. Approximately 69,000 Abbott people in over 150 countries are carrying out its mission of advancing global health.

Speaker: Todd Reese

Todd Reese is the filling operations manager for Abbott Nutrition’s Columbus plant. He has spent all 12 of his years in manufacturing at Abbott in various businesses including pharmaceuticals, vascular devices, diagnostics and nutrition. Reese has volunteered with AME since 2007 and has presented at three previous AME conferences. He is an assessor for the AME Manufacturing Excellence Award and is the chair of AME Denver 2015.