Robert J. Kups
Vice President-Manufacturing Technology, Parker Hannifin Corporation
Lean . . . The Way We Do Things
Mr. Kups is orchestrating Parker Hannifin's ambitious journey to Lean. The coordinated initiative to implement Lean throughout the global company with $6 billion in annual sales, began four years ago. Mr. Kups will discuss why his company embraced Lean and describe the company's Lean journey, focusing on key principles and methodology. You will learn how Lean thinking impacts day to day operations, and why it is worth the effort.