Delphi Technologies 
Intermediate level

Driving a lean steering committee

Developing, deploying and managing a lean steering committee


Practitioner Presentation
Tuesday, Nov. 5 Location Code
11:00am-12:00pm Regency Ballroom C, West Tower, Ballroom Level TS/09



Learn how to develop, manage, implement and sustain an effective lean steering committee.


Understand how a steering committee can be effectively utilized. Learn how to align key business strategies when developing lean system objectives. Understand how to better leverage leading indicator metrics to proactively manage outcomes. Gain insights into how to increase your ability to more effectively implement lean systems in your organization. Learn how this type of committee can work for many types of functions - quality, maintenance, IT, HR, etc. Several successful examples across various business types will be shared. Attendees will walk away with a model that they can apply to their own organizations.


Delphi Technologies is a global leader in the development, design, and manufacture of vehicle propulsion systems and advanced aftermarket solutions. Its original equipment manufacturer (OEM) portfolio spans the range of propulsion and vehicle types – passenger cars and commercial vehicles; gasoline, diesel, hybrids, and electrics. Delphi's aftermarket lineup showcases an array of replacement parts, tools and training geared to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to servicing advancing vehicle systems. Both portfolios – OEM and aftermarket – are geared to work in tandem to help power customer journeys that let them drive further, better, and cleaner.

Presenter: Jd Marhevkho / Arvind Srivastava

Jd Marhevkho is global VP of QA and Warranty Systems for Delphi Technologies. Previously, she was SAF-Holland's VP of operations for the Americas. Prior to SAF-Holland, as Accuride's SVP of quality, lean and EHS, four Accuride sites were honored with the AME Excellence Award and one site honored with the IndustryWeek's Best Manufacturing Plant of the Year. Marhevkho is an ASQ Fellow, Shainin Medalist, CMQ/OE, CQE, CSSBB, MBB and MBNQA senior assessor. She is also an ASQ certified trainer, STEP Ahead awardee, and, in 2018, she was recognized by Crain’s as a Notable Woman in Manufacturing. She is a past-chair of the ASQ QMD and supports several ASQ divisions in a variety of capacities. Marhevkho has co-authored several books and articles on lean and quality systems, most notably, Accuride Corporation’s "Lean Management 50-50-20." She holds BSE and MSA degrees.

Arvind Srivastava is currently working with SAF Holland on multiple process improvement projects. Prior to that, he was corporate MBB/IE at Accuride Corporation, responsible for corporatewide lean systems. He co-author of "Lean Management 50-50-20" and "Stat Free Six Sigma." Srivastava is a senior member of ASQ, a member of US/TAG 176, director of ASQ Chicago Section and teaches for its Training Institute. He worked with AIAG for new Core Tools Software and validation testing of AIAG-VDA FMEA. He is also a lead auditor of the IATF 16949 automotive standard. He holds a BSME from IIT Roorkee, India, MSIE from NITIE Mumbai, India, and an MBA from Benedictine University, Illinois.