Leveraging Processes and People for Breakthrough Performance, A Case Study

March 27, 2019
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

Leveraging Processes and People for Breakthrough Performance, A Case Study

This presentation will show how a manufacturing organization with poor quality, low efficiency, and poor morale was transformed into the best-in-class global competitor focused on the customers, with high quality, efficiency, and employee morale. Breakthrough results were achieved by leveraging people and processes. Best practices were implemented and a culture of continuous improvement and personal empowerment was fostered. By driving the operational excellence and becoming the best, this company could compete with any company and any country out there. This highly motivated and empowered workforce decertified the 6o-year-old union. 

By implementing Lean/TPS strategies described in this presentation, companies can transform themselves and can become best-in-class global competitors.

About our Speaker: Kash Gokli 

Professor - Manufacturing Practice, Director - Eng. Clinic at Harvey Mudd College, President - Lean Tran. Consulting
Award-winning Operations, Manufacturing, and Engineering Executive with an exemplary record of leading operations globally for small through Fortune 500 companies. Extensive experience in durables and consumables in consumer, commercial, and industrial product industries. A strategic visionary in transforming companies into best-in-class, global competitors. Outstanding reputation for improving profitability by implementing best practices including Lean, Toyota Production System (TPS), Six Sigma, Total Quality Management (TQM), ISO, Continuous Improvement, Design for Manufacturing (DFM), and Voice Of the Customer (VOC). Strong background in developing innovative, breakthrough products. A superb leader of people, including fostering a working environment that enables all employees to fully participate and flourish. Academic credentials include a MS in IE and a BS in Mechanical Engineering. 

The San Fernando Valley Chapter of APICS is focused on providing education and certification in the field of operations and supply chain management.  Please take a moment to pass this notice on to colleagues and professionals who will benefit from this enjoyable and entertaining evening with like-minded professionals looking to improve their company’s operations.

Please register by Thursday, March 21st to receive the $5 discount. Free self-parking is available for all attendees.

No-shows who do NOT cancel at least 3 days before the event, will be billed for their meal.

To cancel, send an e-mail to [email protected] and put Cancel PDM in the subject of the e-mail. Please include your name and the number of people who will be canceling (if you made a reservation for more than 1).


For questions concerning registration only please contact:
[email protected].

You can now pay by check, credit card or cash at the door on the day of the meeting. American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Discover are now accepted.

Credit Cards Now Accepted

Are you APICS Certified (CPIM, CSCP or CLTD)? This event will count as 1 point towards Certification Maintenance (1 point per educational hour).


$30.00 (Mar) PDM (Signed-in Member)
$35.00 after 12:00 am March 22

$30.00 (Mar) PDM (member-not signed in or member of another chapter)
$35.00 after 12:00 am March 22

$35.00 (Mar) PDM-Non Member Ticket
$40.00 after 12:00 am March 22

$15.00 (Mar) PDM-student price