5S: 15% Technique, 85% People

KCMN Events

While 5S is a basic lean tool, it is one that most companies find themselves reaching for on a regular basis. Even if you’ve utilized 5S philosophy in your plant, sustaining those principals and continuing to hone your approach can be a challenge. Join our experienced panelists on June 15 to discuss:

  • Standardizing the first 3 S’s
  • The 6th ‘S’
  • Sustaining your efforts
  • Audits and Rewards
  • Visual Work Boards
  • Keeping the Momentum


Julia Cowden – Internal Project Manager, Torotel Products, Inc.
Julia is responsible for training processes/building skills, safety/hazardous communications, and 6S, along with other lean tools within Torotel’s Lean journey. She also plans and executes a variety of employee relations issues.

Eric Krichbaum – VP of Operations, Milbank Manufacturing
Eric has 28 years experience with the implementation of lean and change management principles, strategic planning and supporting business processes and organizational structures resulting in improved operational performance.

Brian McCarthy – Project Manager, MAMTC
Brian has over 27 years of experience in the design, planning and implementation of manufacturing processes, operations management, industrial engineering and Lean Enterprise.

Our founding sponsors, Mid America Manufacturing and Technology Center (MAMTC) and Missouri Enterprise, will be our sponsors for this event. The event is open to area manufacturers and their suppliers. We invite you to join with us to make KCMN the premier resource for manufacturers.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010
7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Hilton Garden Inn
520 Minnesota Avenue
Kansas City, Kansas

Registration is $15 for KCMN members or $25 for guests. Due to our need to cover the event costs, no shows will be billed. Cancellations will be accepted no later than 3 business days prior to an event. Cancellations of reservations paid by credit card will be assessed a $10 processing fee by the registration service, or contact us for event credit for a future event. You may register as a guest for up to 2 events before membership is required. For questions or comments, please contact Donna Gordon.

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