Western Michigan Chapter
"The Red Bead Experiment"
CANCELLED


Thursday, February 11, 2016
The Highlands (Grand Rapids Elks Lodge)
2715 Leonard Street NW [map]
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

My Meetings

DUE TO UNFORTUNATE CIRCUMSTANCES, THE SPEAKER IS UNABLE TO PRESENT AT THIS TIME. THE MEETING WILL BE RE-SCHEDULED FOR A LATER DATE. ALL MEETING REGISTRATION FEES WILL BE REFUNDED.


SPEAKER: Jim Manley, Managing Director - Demmer Center for Business Transformation

Dr. Deming used the Red Bead Experiment to clearly and dramatically illustrate several points about poor management practices. This includes the fallacy of rating people and ranking them in order of performance for next year, based on previous performance. The Red Bead Experiment uses statistical theory to show that even though a “willing worker” wants to do a good job, their success is directly tied to and limited by the nature of the system they are working within. Real and sustainable improvement on the part of the willing worker is achieved only when management is able to improve the system. Come learn how to “improve the system.”

Jim Manley is Managing Director for the Demmer Center for Business Transformation at The Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. He has worked for General Motors, Delphi and Faurecia, and had the rare opportunity to study with Dr. W. Edwards Deming and learn lean “hands on.” Jim also taught lean manufacturing and statistical process control courses at Eastern Michigan University. He received the Delphi Corporate Lifetime Lean Achievement Award in 2005.

Who Should Attend:
This meeting will be of particular interest to your Engineers, Foremen and Supervisors, production and shop floor personnel, as well as upper management and HR personnel.


For more information please contact:
Ms. Renee A Merker
Communications and Event Planner
Precision Machined Products Association
Phone: (440) 262-5330
Fax: (440) 526-5803
E-mail: rmerker@pmpa.org