Siemens Healthineers 
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Lean 3P – engaging people to create great products and operations

How the 3P process releases human creativity to envision and build future products and operations


Practitioner Presentation
Tuesday, Oct. 10 Location Code
2:30pm-3:30pm Hynes Center, Level 3, Ballroom C TS/18



See examples of the key elements of 3P as used in designing new products, layouts and operations. Discover how the process draws out the best in people to imagine and develop breakthrough ideas that drive business results.


Learn how lean 3P is about engaging the creative power of people to build amazing products and great operations, and how it is a process for designing new products concurrently with the operations that will produce them. Hear how the power of 3P comes from the ability to engage customers, operating personnel, product and process designers and other key stakeholders. The 3P methodology takes you through a series of steps, establishing criteria for success and tapping into people’s creativity and experience to innovate breakthrough ideas. Most lean activities are consumed with identifying problems in existing processes and finding ways to improve. 3P is used to create products and operations that don't yet exist, which requires a different way of thinking and greater creativity. How can leaders help people overcome functional and job status differences so that they can share, listen and collaborate?  3P creates an environment where people are able to share perspectives and learn together as they develop a new vision, imagining, visualizing and creating something that doesn't yet exist.


Siemens AG is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. It is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. Siemens Healthineers is a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2015, Siemens generated revenue of €75.6 billion, and employed 348,000 employees worldwide.

Presenters: Allan Coletta / Jim Earley

Allan Coletta is senior director of engineering and facilities for Siemens Healthineers reagent manufacturing facility in Delaware. He previously served as site manager for ICI’s largest specialty chemicals plant in NA, where he introduced and developed numerous lean systems in chemical process operations. Coletta authored "The Lean 3P Advantage, A Practitioners Guide to the Production Preparation Process," which won a 2013 Shingo Prize. He serves on the fiduciary and advisory boards of the Delaware MEP, is a member of the AME Champions, serves on AME's PCL KRA team and is a former member of the DE Chamber of Commerce Board of Manufacturing Managers. He is a chemical engineer with significant experience in manufacturing, technical, and supply chain organizations. 

Jim Earley is senior manager of engineering in reagent manufacturing at the Siemens Healthineers' Glasgow, Delaware, site. He has held varying responsibilities, starting as a software engineer where he developed and installed process improvements and new operations. He became a senior software control engineer, responsible for managing the electrical and control design of the Dimension Vista™ Flex®  Reagent production process. Earley has managed large capital projects targeted at delivering manufacturing efficiencies to drive down cost and increase product quality and throughput. He is a lean HPS expert and holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Delaware.