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This ticket includes the 2021 on-demand conference and free access to 12+ conference reflection / deep dive sessions.
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This AME Deep Dive Workshop is a continuation of a keynote presentation from the 2021 AME Conference. In this session we take a deep dive into the main topic of the presentation. The session will allow time to reflect and process together, build connections with one another, and dig deeper.
The session is structured to include content that is research-based, shares best practices, and provides proven “how-to” strategies.
The session will include time with subject matter experts and the keynote presenters and small group discussion.
These sessions will NOT be recorded, so you must attend the live session as scheduled.
Pre-work (1 hour)
In preparation for this session Participants are encouraged to watch the recording of the the Keynote Presentation from the 2021 Conference and fill out a pre-event questionnaire to help guide the workshop and discussion.
Workshop (1.5 hours)
Overview of the topic (20 minutes)
Reflect and process together (20 minutes)
Small group work to dig deeper (30 minutes)
Wrap Up and Q&A (20 minutes)
Presentation and Case Study: Kata and Problem Solving
The Debden Printing site, where all English banknotes are manufactured, underwent significant transformation in the early 2010’s. All the +20 year old printing machines were upgraded for state of the art equipment; the banknotes changed from paper to polymer -based. Man, machines, materials – all had to undergo change. In this turbulent environment, problem solving became a daily, if not hourly, necessity.
This presentation will focus on how a problem solving culture was developed and embedded – the mistakes made and lessons learnt – and ultimately show how two key techniques were able to unlock employee engagement and ingenuity.
Presenter: Iain Stewart, Manufacturing Manager at Tarmac Building Product
Iain Stewart is the Manufacturing Manager at Tarmac’s Aircrete Building Products site in Essex. Iain joined Tarmac in June 2020 and is responsible for improving manufacturing processes across both factories in line with Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery, Machine and People deliverables. He also manages the Quality/Technical department in driving right first time and reducing quality rejects & scrap. Iain is playing a key role in setting the strategic vision to ensure the site has a viable future.
Prior to joining Tarmac, Iain has held a variety of operational roles within the manufacturing sector working in Pharmaceuticals, FMCG and Security Print. These roles have ranged from production scale-up/support to continuous improvement, lean implementation, coaching and problem solving. Iain earned a PhD in Catalysis from the University of Liverpool in 1999 and a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Chemistry from Strathclyde University. He splits his time equally between his wife and 2 children.
Presenter: Steve Craig, Steve Craig, Managing Director at Komori
Steve Craig is the MD of Komori Currency Technology. He is responsible for growing sales in the EMEA region, and for driving innovation through partnerships with leaders inside and outside the banknote. Steve’s passion is working with customers to drive their quality and productivity through lean techniques, with a clear focus on culture.
Steve joined the Bank of England Printing Works in Debden as Quality Manager in 1998, and was part of the team responsible for the privatisation of the facility in 2003. Subsequently joining De la Rue, Steve worked in various Technical, Operational and leadership roles. He has driven change and productivity through lean processes in the UK, Malta, South Africa, and Kenya.
Steve returned to Debden in 2012 to lead the site in a transformation that included the installation of two Komori banknote lines, and the successful launch of the Bank of England’s £5, £10 and £20 polymer banknotes. As part of the innovation involved in these launches, Debden won the UK Works Management Award in 2015 for their Polymer handling machine, and in 2018 hosted UK best practice visits showcasing their work on asset care and Toyota Kata.
Peter Ballas, AME VIC President and Head of Business Excellence at Note Printing Australia
Barry McCarthy, AME President
Iain Stewart, Manufacturing Manager at Tarmac Building Product
Steve Craig, Steve Craig, Managing Director at Komori
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