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April Continuous Process Improvement SIG Meeting  

Prince George's Community College (PGCC)
The Advanced Technology Center, Room 133 (item 29 on map)
301 Largo Road
Largo, Maryland  20774

Location and directions to PGCC

Apr 14, 2010    6:30 pm - 8:15 pm

Washington, DC and Maryland Metro Section 509
& Prince George�s Community College
Continuous Process Improvement (CPI)
Special Interest Group (SIG)

Proudly presents:

A New Approach to an Old Methodology

Presenter: Don Duggins

Wednesday, May12, 2010

Location: Prince George Community College
Kent Hall Room 262
301 Largo Road
Largo, MD 20774-2199
(For a map and directions, please click here)

The CPI SIG is a new quality forum for professionals in government and private industry; who are responsible for leveraging CPI principles to achieve enterprise level transformation and operational excellence in their field.

Event Schedule:
6:30 - 7:00 pm: Refreshments and Networking
7:00 - 7:45 pm: Presentation & Open Discussion
7:45 - 8:00 pm: Small Group Discussion
8:00 - 8:15 pm: Door Prizes
The event is free.  The experience is priceless!  See registration link below.

Registration: Please register for this meeting here:

Program Summary:
Today many industries outside the automotive industry are engaging in what they dub "Lean Manufacturing implementation".   Examples include the healthcare industry, government, and the construction industry.  However, true to form, in most instances these efforts accomplish pockets of success, with rare instances of enterprise-wide transformation.  Unfortunately, even organizations, which provide expertise in accomplishing such transformations often do not get the strategic implications of Lean and rarely are able to diffuse Lean philosophy into the bloodstream of the business.  Join me as we discuss these issues and more when we review "A New Approach to an Old Methodology".

Speaker Biography:
Mr. Duggins is a senior-level Lean practitioner, Master Black Belt (MBB), and consultant with over 16 years experience researching and applying operations excellence methodologies, such as Factory Physics, Theory of Constraints, Lean, Six Sigma, and various derivatives.  His clients include: Chevron, U.S. Army Office of Administrative Assistant to SEC Army, U.S. Army Auditor General's Office, U.S. Army Provost Marshal General's Office, U.S. Army Office of The Legislative Liaison, U.S. Army Inspector General's Office, Savings Bank of the Russian Federation (Sberbank Rossii), Ford Motor Company, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Haworth Office Furniture, UTi Integrated Logistics, and others.  He is President and Founder of Aspire Consulting Services, LLC; a strategic advisory and management consulting practice focusing on solutions in Business Transformation, Human Capital Management, and Supply Chain Optimization.  Prior to his civilian career, Mr. Duggins served his country as a Marine Aviation Logistics Officer for the U.S. Marine Corps.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University, Master of Science from Purdue University, with a concentration in Production Management Systems, MBA in Global Operations Management from University of Pheonix, and Lean Certification training from the University of Michigan and Toyota Product System Support Center, Erlanger, KY.

Questions? Contact Don Duggins, Chair-CPI SIG at [email protected] or call 202.510.2242