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Value Stream 5 Sustainability

The key to achieving and sustaining excellence

Wednesday, Oct. 21 Location Code
9:30am-10:30am Room 205, 2nd floor WP/23

Build a foundation and focus for creating an outstanding work environment and competitive advantage

Learn where to focus your improvement efforts to achieve sustainable performance progress through people aligned with one common purpose; hear about specific strategies and initiatives including kaizen, innovation, wage certification and rewards/recognition programs; discover how to gain competitive advantage through organization-wide employee engagement.


Accept the challenge to advance your organization’s continuous improvement (CI) progress, uniting everyone in a never-ending improvement quest. Get specifics on initiatives and proven strategies deployed at the J&J Ethicon facility in Juarez, Mexico—including kaizen, wage certification, rewards/recognition programs and innovation. Learn how these initiatives have contributed to exceptional results such as no major observations in quality audits, a ten percent reduction in finished goods inventory, decreased leadtime year-over-year and savings resulting from cost reduction projects, plus a culture of CI and sustainability. Discover where to focus your improvement activities and how to encourage engagement in a common cause.


Caring for the world, one person at a time, inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. The company embraces research and science, bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. With more than 265 operating companies in 60+ countries, the organization employs approximately 126,500 people. Ethicon is part of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies. It has manufactured surgical sutures and wound closure devices for more than a century.

Speakers: Pedro Granados / Victor Baylon

Pedro Granados is the process excellence manager at the Johnson & Johnson Ethicon manufacturing facility in Juarez, Mexico. He provides strategic direction, coaching and leadership to the organization in the implementation of process excellence techniques and lean tools to deliver sustained business results. He holds a B.S. degree in industrial engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso. Granados is lean silver- and lean black belt-certified.

Victor Baylon is the plant manager for Johnson & Johnson Ethicon manufacturing operation in Juarez, Mexico. He is responsible for all operational elements and for driving the strategy execution of the plant. He holds a B.S. degree in mechanical-electrical engineering from Instituto Tecnologico de Ciudad Juarez, M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and in systems engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso, and an MBA degree from Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua. Baylon is six sigma black belt-certified.