Rev Up Your Engines

Presented By:

Cheryl Jekiel

 Session Abstract:

An exploration of the overall importance of the support functions (Human Resources, Accounting and Finance, Information Technology, etc.) in driving strong performance.  As potentially the engine of the organization, huge wins can come from strategically servicing the internal teams in ways that ultimately touch customers.  Explore five ways to power up your HR group and other support functions to have a greater impact on your organization.  Ultimately, Lean Support Functions that work effectively together are able to add more value than traditional models.


About the Facilitator:

Currently Cheryl M Jekiel is the Senior Director of Organizational Effectiveness for Tri-Arrows Aluminum Inc. out of Louisville,  KY.    Ms. Jekiel is also the founder of the Lean Leadership Resource Center.  Her prior experience includes holding the position of Vice President of Human Resources for FONA International, Inc. and Flying Food Group, LLC.   Prior to her recent senior leadership roles in Human Resources, Ms. Jekiel served for five years as Chief Operating Officer, after a number of other leadership roles, at a Specialty Bakery in the Chicagoland area.  Having developed an expertise in Lean manufacturing with a particular focus on Lean  cultures, Ms. Jekiel brings a tremendous passion for continuous improvement and to building Lean HR as a recognized field of work.