PDM: Mickey Mouse, Band Aids, and Other Time Wasters

October 16, 2017
5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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Orange Grove Bistro at CSUN
Orange Grove Bistro on Matador Road, Enter on Zelzah, just north of Nordhoff. Before parking, go to Information booth on Lindley and get a "GUEST" parking pass.
Northridge, CA

Professional Development Meeting

"Mickey Mouse, Band Aids, and Other Time Wasters"

As continuous improvement efforts continue searching for “home runs”, we often forget to pay attention to the small things that result in constant interruptions and inefficient use of our time.  Things like not having the correct tools to do our job, not fixing problems when they are small, and not focusing on “small potatoes improvements” result in many wasted opportunities.  During this presentation we will discuss the importance of constantly looking for “low hanging fruit in hidden places”, while ensuring that we create an environment  where people feel empowered to improve their working conditions. 

 Presented by: Angel De Sevilla

 About our Speaker:

Mr. De Sevilla is a lean manufacturing consultant and trainer specializing in setup reduction, standard work development, and production line balancing.  His industry experience includes designing machine tools for Big 3 Automakers, manufacturing engineering manager for a division of HNI Corporation, and operations manager for Praxair Surface Technologies.

He has consulted for the aerospace, apparel, food manufacturing, structural steel, and plastic bag manufacturing industries among others in California and Colorado.  His work with Janska, a women’s apparel manufacturer, was featured in the Business Section of the New York Times in September 2014. 

Angel has an MBA from Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA and a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.  Angel is fully bilingual, and able to train in English and Spanish.

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