Dallas Chair Newsletter – March 2017

The March 2017 Professional Development Meeting to Feature a Workshop on Kaizen Kanban.

Meeting Date/Time: March 23, 2017 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Please REGISTER to confirm your attendance.

Meeting Location:

Best Western Dallas Hotel and Conference Center located at 8051 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy., Dallas, TX 75251 Phone Number 972-680-3000.


Meeting Agenda:
▪ 5:30pm to 6:00pm – Check In and Networking
▪ 6:00pm to 6:50pm – Tutorial Presentation
Presenter: Fabrice Bouchereau
Topic: Kaizen Kanban Part 1
▪ 7:00pm to 7:30pm- Dinner
-Boneless Buttermilk Fried Chicken
-Mashed Garlic Red Potatoes
-Green Beans
-Corn Bread
-Coffee and Iced Tea
▪ 7:25pm to 7:30pm – Section Announcements
▪ 7:30pm to 8:20pm – Dinner Presentation
Presenter: Fabrice Bouchereau
Topic: Kaizen Kanban Part 2
▪ 8:20pm to 8:30pm – Wrap Up and Complete Surveys

Meeting Presentation:
The March Professional Development Meeting will feature Fabrice Bouchereau of Process Zen Consulting in a two-part presentation (utilizing the tutorial time spot as well as the dinner presentation time spot) entitled “Kaizen Kanban”.

Fabrice is a licensed professional engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and a Master in Business Administration from the University of Miami. Fabrice founded and manages ProcessZen Consulting. His mission is to help you facilitate, improve and transform the organization to get the most out your existing systems, processes & resources to achieve optimal levels of satisfaction for stakeholders, employees and customers. His publication “Kaizen Kanban” presents a visual facilitation approach that leverages fundamental quality and lean tools to compile prioritized project pipelines for organizations.

Fabrice frequently presents at conferences where he emphasizes the importance of adapting fundamental tools, improvement approaches and mindsets to meet today’s innovation, quality and project management challenges.

Fabrice holds the following certifications:

• PMI Certified PMP and Agile Practitioner
• APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management
• ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Quality Auditor, Quality Engineer and Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence

What will the audience walk away with after attending your presentation?
Those within various levels of an organization, from supervisors and managers through executives, in a wide range of industries will find the concepts and approaches discussed in Kaizen Kanban useful to drive performance improvement.

The practical guidance provided will help strengthen the facilitation and problem-solving skills of organizational members. In so doing, organizations can transform themselves from firefighters and reactionaries to proactive identifiers of opportunities for improvement and effective problem solvers.

This approach is designed to complement and enhance the effectiveness of quality, lean, continuous improvement, and project management initiatives that may already be in place in an organization.

In this session, we will discuss how fundamental tools and techniques from various toolboxes can be combined into a coherent, dynamic, and customizable improvement strategy. Our unique approach to facilitation leverages best practices and minimizes the unnecessary customization of well-known tools. This enables us to combine various toolboxes and the experience of participants to quickly identify improvement opportunities for entire value streams.