Accuride Corporation 
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Linking lean and quality systems with business strategies

Lean linkage and relevance: Hoshin kanri


Practitioner Presentation
Thursday, Nov. 1 Location Code
10:45am-11:45am Grand Hall A, Lobby level ThS/44



Learn how to visualize, articulate and execute a plan to meet organizational strategies. Discover an approach to tailor your plans to meet your business needs. Hear about an LSS approach that enables cross-functional team alignment both horizontally and vertically.


Learn how to utilize hoshin kanri at the organizational level and how to develop a basic lean-based kanri example. Gain insights into creating an LMS charter relevant to your organization. See how samples of typical types of leading and lagging key process indicators are pertinent to your business. Lean practitioners need to insure that their breadth of execution is across the business which includes operations and transactional processes. Understand how to develop and execute a lean management plan that links with the finance and governance systems in order to reap the benefits of a fully leveraged lean management system (LMS).


Accuride Corporation is a leading manufacturer and supplier of wheels and wheel-end components to the North American and European commercial vehicle markets. Its products include steel and aluminum commercial vehicle wheels and wheel-end components and assemblies. These products are marketed under some of the industry’s most recognized business and brand names: Accuride Wheel End Solutions (Accuride Wheels, Gianetti Ruote, Gunite and KIC). Four Accuride sites have won the AME Excellence Award and one has won the IndustryWeek Best Manufacturing Plant of the Year award. www,

Presenters: Jd Marhevko

Jd Marhevko is Accuride's SVP of quality, lean and EHS. She is an ASQ Fellow, Shainin medalist, CMQ/OE, CQE, CSSBB, MBB and MBNQA senior assessor, an ASQ certified trainer, and a STEP Ahead awardee. In 2018, she was recognized by Crain's as a Notable Woman in Manufacturing. Marhevko holds a BSE and MSA. She is a past chair of the ASQ QMD and supports several ASQ divisions in a variety of capacities. She co-authored several books and articles on lean and quality systems; most notably, Accuride Corporation's Lean Management 50-50-20.