Value Stream Mapping in HR

Presented By:

Pat Boutier

 Session Abstract:

This is an overview utilizing a familiar Lean tool within Human Resources in a potentially unfamiliar fashion. One might ask why anyone should care.

This talk will overview a few recent trends within the community of Human Resource management research that describes changes within this field of management where those executive might become more relevant and involved within the strategic management of companies, large and small.

Describing the thinking of risk and strategy and how might HR executives become more involved and thereby affect both the strategy of the company and of its real employees, those who make up the generally underutilized resource within companies. We will also describe some tactics and tools that these same executives can effectively learn and help guide the executive team and the human resources of the company.


 Specific Learning Objectives:

In this session, you should become aware of several tools that can now be utilized to help Human Resource management become more relevant as a strategic partner. Within this session you will also see a ways to utilize Value Stream Mapping in more than one fashion, including how to map out employee growth and how to incorporate the Improvement and Coaching Kata with Value Stream Mapping to guide company executives on their path.

About the Facilitator:

Pat is a recent co-author of “The 7 Kata; Toyota Kata, TWI & Lean Training” which has won the Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award in 2013 from the Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence. He has over 30 years of technical and business experience and assists companies experiment with implementing RFID solutions. He works with companies in experimenting and increasing their knowledge of Lean techniques especially Toyota Kata working with different industries and their processes covering a wide variety of equipment processes & services. He is a Shingo Prize Examiner, a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and is certified as a “Training Within Industry” trainer in Job Relations, Job Methods, Job Instructions, Job Safety and Problem Solving.

His professional background included gaining a wide range of expertise from engineering, production, purchasing, accounting, finance, mentoring, business tactics and negotiations allowing him to assist companies in holistic approaches to increasing their competitiveness.

He started his career as an intern with the Chicago Transit Authority designing rail cars, and then as a microwave design engineer at Motorola, for over 16 years working in various engineering manufacturing positions and as an Engineering Manager and Production Manager. As a Vice President of Operations for a contract manufacturing company, he turned a bankrupt operation into a profitable venture within one year.   Later, he managed multiple plants while directing their purchasing and manufacturing operations for computers at Tandy Electronics. He then founded and managed his own company designing and manufacturing vision systems for handicapped and municipal applications. While working at TMAC, he has assisted companies in coal mines, coal fired and nuclear reactor power generation, liquid process, metal processing, food, chemical, cosmetic, furniture, sewing, electronic, defense, office and hospital processes.

He has a BSEE in Microwave Quantum Effects & Feedback Control from Marquette University and a MBA with marketing option from Loyola University. Along with being CompTia RFID + certified, he has also received his Bronze Certificate in Lean. He continues to expand his knowledge and involvement with many other certifications including ISO lead auditing, Toyota Kata and Innovation Engineering.