Utilizing Lean Tools for Success

Presented By:

Susan Kamacho

Session Abstract:

All HR departments face challenges throughout the year. Are mistakes passing through the normal channels? Is time not being utilized efficiently? Is the team experiencing frustrations with certain processes? Many times we respond by saying, “That’s just how it is.”

If we utilize the Lean tools, we find that we can minimize mistakes and become more efficient while having less daily frustration. See how Gemline HR has effectively utilized Kaizens and the A3 Process to bring about great results in a short period of time. Discussion will be surrounded around how we have used A3s for problem solving and project focus. We will also focus on the power of a Kaizen to fix problems in a short period of time. Come join us on the journey of problem solving in HR using Lean!

Learning Objectives:

In this session you will learn:

  • The power of an A3 in problem identification and resolution
  • The value of PDCA in filling the gaps
  • How Kaizens can provide great results within a short amount of time
  • That HR is not just a champion but also a participant in Lean

About the Facilitator:

Susan Kamacho is the HR Business Partner Manager at Gemline’s company headquarters in Lawrence, MA.   Susan has been actively engaged in continuous improvement efforts throughout her career, especially from the training and development perspective. She is a certified ATD trainer and professional coach. She has assisted in valuing company cultures as strong engagement communities. Susan and the HR team at Gemline have moved Human Resources to the forefront in the administrative organization by implementing Lean tools into their daily activities as well as strategic goals. Susan has shared lessons learned at the 2015 HR Lean Summit and 2015 AME Conference.