Lean (Flow) culture: Creating enduring success

June 20, 2024 | 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Eastern time
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Virtual Event

It is often stated that the overwhelming majority of Lean transformations fail, with a leading cause being a lack of cultural creation or adoption. In this session, the hidden elements of culture will be dissected with an alternative perspective on lean to increase the odds of cultural uptake needed for a lasting lean transformation. Participants will be given a generic map for acquiring the perspective and knowledge necessary to establish a lean culture, with time at the end for Q+A.


Mike Santarelli is a high-energy leader, with nearly 30 years of experience that has helped organizations transform their operations and achieve breakthrough results in a variety of industries, on a wide array of products, and across all types of processes. Mike’s background includes a BSIE and MSME, both from Columbia University, training in GE’s Technical Leadership Program, with certifications as a Black Belt (GE), Lean Master after working with Shingijutsu sensei (Danaher), ASQ CQE, ASQ CMQ, and 8D Practical Process Improvement (ThermoFisher). Mike led a Lean transformation from the ground up that was 1 of 4 finalists for the 2002 Danaher annual report and has earned more than a dozen divisional and company awards. On a volunteer basis, Mike also serves as a Shingo examiner, an elite and diverse group with a proven track record of positive cultural change and organizational impact. Mike is an avid lecturer with speaking engagements at University of New Hampshire, the Shingo institute, and greater Boston Manufacturing Partnership. Mike grew up in Massachusetts and now lives in New Hampshire with his wife Kirsten, and has three children, William, Spencer, and Griffin.


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Thursday, June 20, 2024

1 p.m. Introduction and presenter presentation
1:45 p.m. Q&A
2 p.m. Event adjourns


Participants will be given a generic map for acquiring the perspective and knowledge necessary to establish a lean culture


Leaders at all levels/ continuous improvement professionals


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