Former Editor-in-Chief, IndustryWeek
When it comes to understanding world-class business strategies, studying best practices case studies is the gold-standard — but knowing what another successful company did is only part of the story. Read More >
The Toyota System: How LEAN Developed
How to Compete in Hyper-Competitive Market
Power Your Digital Transformation
New Era of Manufacturing
While the Internet of Things, Data Analytics, blockchain, robotics, AR/VR, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and a host of other technologies has spelled disruption for many businesses and supply chains, others have harnessed their power to achieved competitive advantage. Read More >
Learn from the leaders how to jump start and/or accelerate a digital transformation that drives your business. The key? Analyzing your objectives through the three facets of digital thinking: strategic, conceptual and technologic.
Based on dozens of extensive interviews with executives who are setting the pace, this presentation will show you how to identify not only what’s possible, but what’s necessary to drive your business forward to:
This presentation can be customized by technology and business goal. Read Less ^
For too many business leaders, disruptive digital technologies, with their promise of instant competitive advantage, obviate the need for the more deliberative approach of lean thinking. But technology does not trump lean — the two complementary forces each made are more powerful with the other. Learn how companies are leveraging strong, successful lean cultures to power digital transformation.
Outside in or Inside Out? Where you begin a lean transformation — or lean reboot — matters. By now most business leaders understand that adopting lean principles goes far beyond deploying lean tools. Few, however, understand what it takes to build a truly lean culture. Of those that have, each shares a common critical recognition: success begins when an organization applies lean strategies to understand and improve their lean deployment. Read More >
Beginning with Toyota’s development of the Toyota Production system and featuring specific examples from several companies and hospitals, this presentation will demonstrate how organizations embed the power of lean thinking and practices into their very DNA. Read Less ^
While most companies bemoan the difficulty of attracting and retaining the highest quality talent, others are solving the problem from within. Discover what it takes to lead employees to contribute at their full potential — from a new mindset about work and workers, to new approaches to leadership and management at all levels. Read More >
Learn how successful companies have transformed their employees into entrepreneurs who own their work — and are ready, willing and able to innovate products and services, cut costs and develop more effective work processes — and to grow the bottom line. Read Less ^
"When planning the 10th anniversary of the Lean Accounting & Management Summit, we knew it needed to include Pat Panchak because of her breadth and depth of industry experience. She did not disappoint! She delivered a compelling, thoughtful keynote that inspired and challenged our attendees. We will most certainly include her in future keynote presentations!"
"Pat Panchak inspires audiences with her depth of knowledge and clarity of thought. She speaks with enthusiasm, authority, and a mastery of facts."
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