Lean Manufacturing Training for Frontline Workers: The Key to Your Efficiency Efforts

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If you’re interested in lean manufacturing, you’re interested in numbers. So how about these: 72% of manufacturers say production would increase and 91% say their workers would be more engaged in efficiency efforts…if the workers understood lean principles and objectives. Yet only 40% of manufacturers provide lean manufacturing training to frontline workers.

Why is that?

It’s in part because lean training historically isn’t geared toward frontline worker roles. But with nearly every manufacturer certain it would improve their efficiency efforts, it’s time to solve for that gap. Join this complimentary webinar to learn how.

Webinar agenda includes:

    • Creating a lean training program that gets every level of employee on same page
    • Adult learning techniques and proven best practices to use in training development
    • Key messaging for frontline workers
    • Lean training for supervisors, including advanced topics and engagement tactics

We’ll also preview example lean training courses, and leave time for Q&A discussion.

Campaign Lean Manufacturing Training Webinar


Holly Mockus
Director, Content and Industry Strategy, Intertek Alchemy

With over 30 years of industry experience at companies like Conagra, Kellogg, and Sara Lee, Holly helps Intertek Alchemy to create world class workforce development solutions for large, complex operations within the manufacturing industry. Holly has held positions in quality assurance, sanitation, food safety, and plant regulatory affairs. She was honored to receive the Safe Quality Food Institute’s Outstanding Achievement Award, was named one of Food Logistics’ 2016 “Champions of the Supply Chain,” and has served on several working groups with groups like GFSI, and GMA. Holly is passionate about the importance of training for frontline manufacturing workers.

Petra Sterwerf
Vice President Production Operations, Skyline Chili

Petra Sterwerf is an operations executive with extensive experience in lean manufacturing and a background in plant management with Hillshire Brands and AdvancePierre (Tyson Foods). Her lean initiatives at these companies led to $42.2M in cost savings. Petra’s journey from QA tech to VP of Operations shaped her approach of lean “from the floor up.” Prior to her new position at Skyline Chili, Petra served as an advisor, working with leading manufacturers to coach them how to begin their own lean journeys to drive out waste and optimize operations. She has a proven track record of making substantial contributions to the long-term growth and success of businesses by building inclusive continuous improvement cultures.

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