Tarkett USA Inc. 
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World class manufacturing continuous performance management

Achievement of operational objectives through a structured CPM approach


Practitioner Presentation



Discover how to leverage the WCM Model for continuous performance management (CPM) to achieve operational objectives at all levels of the organization.


Learn about the overall process for continuous performance management (CPM). Introduction and demonstration of the power when objectives are effectively deployed utilizing the plant consistency matrix. Hear about communication to the organization (including tier meeting structure) and visual management to drive results. Gain insights into defined management routines aligned with organizational role and responsibilities in the operation; linkage to problem solving and continuous improvement (introduction of the technical WCM pillars and demonstration of the interdependence of the system.) Discover the evolution to an autonomous continuous improvement system.


Tarkett is a worldwide leader in innovative flooring and sports surface solutions with net sales of over €2.8 billion in 2018. Offering a wide range of products including vinyl, linoleum, rubber, carpet, wood, laminate, artificial turf and athletic tracks, Tarkett serves customers in over 100 countries across the globe, has 13,000 employees and 34 industrial sites, and sells 1.3 million square meters of flooring every day. Primary end markets include health care, education, residential housing, hospitality, commercial applications, and sports and recreation. Committed to changing the game with a circular economy, Tarkett has implemented an eco-innovation strategy based on Cradle to Cradle® principles with the ultimate goal of contributing to people’s health and well-being, and preserving natural capital. www.tarkett.com

Presenter: Matt Stelts

Matt Stelts is the world class manufacturing (WCM) director for Tarkett North America, responsible for leading the application of WCM across seven industrial sites and four distribution centers. Over the past ten years, his career has focused on utilizing various CI methodologies to drive significant operational results for PolyOne Inc., Henkel AG, and Tarkett USA, Inc. He is a certified green, black, and master black belt in lean six sigma and certified lean practitioner in the Toyota Production System and A3. Previously, he was a plant manager at Henkel AG, and held roles in the logistics and supply chain organizations at PolyOne, Inc. Stelts graduated summa cum laude from Mount Union College and achieved his MBA from Cleveland State University.