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[Live Event Nashville] Lean Culture: The Vital Role of HR, Operations, Finance and the Benefits of Tax Incentives” Workshop and Lunch, hosted by ADP® and ILS

2015-01-13 11:30:00

Tuesday, January 13, 20152 RCH_2015 Logo 160
11:30am – 1:30pm
Marriott at Vanderbilt University
2555 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203
2 APA RCH Credits

ADP® invites HR, Operations, Finance and Tax Executives to enjoy this lunch workshop that will focus on best practices for how HR, Operations, Finance and Tax Professionals should consider facilitating the training and development of an Enterprise Wide Lean Transformation process that has proven ROI results. We will also discuss how ADP can help clients obtain available tax credits for a potentially cost neutral approach to your lean change.

This informative event is hosted by ADP and ILS Services. Guest speakers include Mike Hoseus, former Toyota Executive and Co-Author of The Toyota Culture: The Heart and Soul of the Toyota Way, Parthi Damodaraswamy, CEO of Institute for Lean Systems (ILS) and David Childs, ADP® Director of Training Credits and Incentives.

Many organizations and HR, Operations and Finance professionals in a Lean Journey do not fully understand their role in Lean and how to best leverage that role to more effectively transform and continually help improve their organization. This workshop will focus on how HR, Operations, Finance and Tax teams can not only effectively partner, but also how to strategically lead the organization, while developing and engaging its people in continuous improvement.

Workshop Content and Learning Objectives:

  • Enabling an Enterprise Wide Lean Transformation that is Sustainable, Profitable and Transferable
  • Playing a vital role in helping the lean organization reduce waste and costs
  • Using Tax Incentives to add directly to top and bottom line income growth
  • Leading the establishment, communication and continuous improvement of the purpose or mission of the organization
  • Establishing clear roles and responsibilities for the all the members of the organization as well as the departments/functions of the organization
  • “Job Analysis” and determining the “Lean Competencies” for each Role
  • Training and developing a lean workforce to engage in standardization and problem solving
  • Designing and implementing policies and practices to support lean
  • Designing “checks and balances” for management accountability
  • Developing visual control for “team member accountability”
  • Connecting performance management and compensation to the “Lean Daily Management Development System”
  • Self-Assessment for your organization to grasp its Lean Management System and Role of HR “current state”
  • Identify gaps or problems existing in your organization
  • Prioritize the gaps identified
  • Beginning action planning to address the gaps
  • Utilizing Inventory Assessment tool to guide discussion and problem solving back at your organization.
  • Implementing Enterprise Wide Coaching for every level of the organization while addressing Purpose, Process, People and Problem Solving
  • Using of Enterprise Management Development System helps drive measurable Operational Excellence Improvement results and connects directly to financial gains
  • Getting Enterprise Wide cost savings and measured EPI – Enterprise Performance Improvement

Join us and enjoy lunch and networking with other executives in your industry. RSVP by January 5th, 2015.


Mike Hoseus 160Michael Hoseus – Executive Director for the Center for Quality People & Organizations (CQPO)

 Mike is Executive Director for the Center for Quality People & Organizations (CQPO). Mike Hoseus brings both manufacturing operations and specialization in Human Resource experience to CQPO. CQPO is an organization developed in 1999 as a vision of Toyota Motor Manufacturing to share Lean Quality philosophy and human resource practices with education, business, and community organizations. CQPO current projects with Toyota include New Hire selection and training process, Team Leader and Group Leader post promotion training, Quality Circle Leader and Manager training, and Global Problem Solving for all levels. Mike is co author with Dr. Jeffery Liker (Author of the Toyota Way) of Toyota Culture. Mike is an adjunct professor with the University of Dayton’s Center for Competitive Change and a member of the faculty of Lean Enterprise Institute. He is a strategic partner with the Institute of Lean Systems (ILS).

Prior to CQPO, Mike was a corporate leader for 13 years at Toyota Motor Manufacturing’s Georgetown, Kentucky, plant both in Human Resources and Manufacturing. As Assistant General Manager in Human Resources, his responsibilities included personnel, safety, HR development, employee relations, benefits, training, and manufacturing/human resource teams for a plant of 8000 team members. His major initiative was development of the enhanced relationship between Human Resource and Manufacturing. Mike’s operational responsibilities in manufacturing started in 1987 as a front line supervisor in vehicle assembly. This included all aspects of safety, quality, productivity, cost and morale for operations. With experience as Assembly Plant Manager and eventually Assistant General Manager, his responsibilities increased to include both assembly plants including operations, maintenance, and engineering.

Mike currently supports organizations with Lean Culture transformations focusing on the roles of Executive Management and Human Resources and how the quality people value stream connects to the production value stream.

Mike has served and contributed to numerous community boards such as the Kentucky Community and Technical College System and the Lexington Mayor’s Partnership for Youth. Mike has degrees in Business and Psychology from Xavier University and a Masters of Arts in Counseling from Asbury Theological Seminary. Mike’s wife, Suzy and he are co-founders of CMH, Inc. and Life Learning Ministries and have three children, Ben, Leah and Lindsay.

David Childs 160Dave Childs – ADP Director of Training Credits and Incentives.

David Childs has over 17 years of experience specializing in tax credits and incentives.  David has a specific focus in Southeast credits, but he has extensive knowledge in both statutory credits and negotiated incentives nationwide across multiple industry sectors.

David currently leads the training tax credit team at ADP with a focus on training incentives.  He most recently served as the Credits and Incentives Georgia Market Leader at one of the Big 4 accounting firms in Atlanta.  His prior experience includes leading a specialized team focused on maximizing credit and incentive opportunities for the company’s largest strategic clients and serving as a senior client relationship manager for multi-national accounts.

David regularly consults with a wide range of industries on opportunities to maximize available tax and financial benefits available to them through statutory credits, grants, and other incentives.  He is active in the Georgia economic development community and is widely regarded as a thought leader in Southeast credits and incentives.   David holds a JD from Georgia State University College of Law and is an active member of the State Bar of Georgia.



Parthi Damodaraswamy – Co-founder and CEO of ILS

As co-founder and CEO of ILS, Parthi Damodaraswamy is responsible for providing vision and leadership to grow ILS into a premier partner to its clients by transforming their business using Lean philosophy and provide them with a sustainable growth path. Parthi has extensive experience in transforming companies in a variety of industries, most notably health care, wood products, glass products, plastics, food processing and distribution. He has worked with several private equity companies as transformational partner and helped create value for their portfolio companies and investors. In each of these specialized environments, his innovative thinking made him deliver customer value with exceptional financial results. Parthi has a B.S. and M.S. in manufacturing systems engineering and an M.S. in bio-medical engineering. He also has authored and published two books

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