Chris & Sue’s Place
W3820 County Road C, Plymouth, WI
Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
PDM Time: 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Speaker: Eric Breitkreutz, Director of Operations at Vollrath
Topic: Lean Tools to Improve Business Operations
Eric Breitkreutz started his professional career as an Aircraft Loadmaster in the USAF on C-130 Hercules Aircraft. He separated from the military in 1996. After leaving the USAF, he began a career in manufacturing with KOHLER Company and was with KOHLER Co. for almost 22 years. In that time, he worked in six different businesses across four different locations. While at KOHLER, he learned Kaizen/Lean Manufacturing Principles from Sensei’s through Shingijutsu and Lean Solutions. In July 2018, Eric began the next phase of his career with Vollrath as the Director of Operations.
Eric earned an Associates of Science Degree in Air Crew Operations from the Community College of the Air Force. He continued his education non-traditional completing a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology and a Master’s of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior, both from Silver Lake College in Manitowoc, WI.
About the Presentation:
Over the years and across many businesses Eric has used a variety of Lean Tools to improve business operations. The presentation will cover the problems, the combination of tools and the benefits observed after implementation. Discussion topics will include Visual Management, Standard Work/One-Piece-Flow, Value Stream Maps, Kan-Ban, Waste Elimination and Structured Problem Solving. Included in each case study will be unique challenges and the differentiation of customer requirements for each business.
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