Illumina, Inc. 
Beginner level

Using daily visual management and lean\six sigma tools to transform the organization

Monday, Oct. 29 Location Code
11:00am-4:30pm Balboa ABC, 2nd level MT/06
  • No competitors allowed, including: Thermo Fisher, Roche.

In 2016, Illumina's global quality and operations organization introduced operational excellence to drive a continuous improvement philosophy and lean six sigma methodologies within manufacturing and quality operations. Tour attendees will have the opportunity to see and hear how Illumina is using daily visual management, gemba walks and metrics to drive problem solving. Illumina will also show how it is using X-Matrix to develop its operations strategy and how rapid improvement events are making improvements.


Illumina is a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of life science tools and integrated systems for large-scale analysis of genetic variation and function. These systems are enabling studies that were not even imaginable just a few years ago, and moving us closer to the realization of personalized medicine. With rapid advances in technology taking place, it is mission-critical to offer solutions that are not only innovative, but flexible, and scalable, with industry-leading support and service.

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 competitors
  • 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)
  • Safety glasses