Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. 
Beginner level

Lean leadership - daily accountability and discipline

Thursday, Nov. 1 Location Code
7:30am-1:00pm Balboa ABC, 2nd level ThT/02
  • No picture- or video-taking allowed.

The tour will take attendees through examples of daily management and gemba walk visual boards. Both of these are prime components of Thermo Fisher's lean leadership model that drives accountability through daily tier meetings and instills discipline through standardized gemba walks. The tour will also include examples of operations and non-operations visual management and gemba boards.


Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of more than $20 billion and approximately 65,000 employees globally. Its mission is to enable its customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. The company helps its customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics, deliver medicines to market and increase laboratory productivity. Through its premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – it offers an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive services.

Restrictions / Requirements

To participate in a tour, all attendees must adhere to and respect the tour hosts' restrictions and requirements.
Non-adherence may exclude you from a tour.

  • No cell phones
  • No recording devices
  • Other: See tour description
  • Leather like closed-toe shoes (No high heels)
  • Long or short-sleeved shirt/blouse
  • Long pants (no shorts, skirts, dresses)
  • Signed non-disclosure agreement