Accuride Corporation 
Intermediate level
Value Stream 3 Innovation

Driving a quality/lean steering committee

Wednesday, Oct. 21 Location Code
2:00pm-3:00pm Room 232/233, 2nd floor WP/33

How to develop, implement and manage the process

Bring home a model for developing, managing and implementing a quality and lean system steering system; hoshin kanri and the alignment of quality/lean system with organizational objectives; collaboration and cross-functional teams; leverage leading indicator metrics to manage quality and lean system outcomes.


Understand how to effectively utilize a quality and lean steering committee in any organization. Learn how to develop, manage and implement such a system as you interactively develop key components of the process. Hear about several successful examples in various types of businesses. Walk away with a model that you can apply in your organization. Get information about hoshin kanri (goal deployment) and the necessary alignment of the quality and lean system with an organization’s objectives. Discover strategies for leveraging leading indicator metrics to manage quality and lean system outcomes. See how you can more proactively participate in your organization’s efforts to implement quality and lean management systems. Learn about collaboration/cross-functional teams and strategy.


Accuride Corporation is the industry’s only single source wheel end solutions provider capable of supplying both steel and aluminum wheels and a range of wheel end components. It has the fourth-largest foundry system in North America and is a leader in the manufacture of grey ductile and austempered iron castings. The company received an AME Manufacturing Excellence Award in 2014.

Speaker: Jd Marhevko

Jd Marhevko is the vice president of quality, lean and environmental, health and safety systems for Accuride Corporation. She is a six sigma master black belt, as well as an ASQ fellow and certified by ASQ as a six sigma black belt, manager of quality and organizational excellence and as a quality engineer. Marhevko holds a B.S.E. degree in mechanical engineering from Oakland University and an M.S.A. in manufacturing plant management from Central Michigan University.