Title: Developing Creative Thinking for better Kaizen Results.
Even the best improvement methodology won’t get to good results if the solutions are “more of the same”. Creativity is not always addressed or is taken for granted in Lean and Six Sigma Projects, even “hot” methodologies and work frames like SCRUM and Design Thinking can’t guarantee innovative results unless the conditions for creative thinking are present.
Creativity in the work place is a combination of culture and skills, and both can be developed, nurtured and improved in our organizations. In this presentation we will see how to combine our traditional PDCA, DMAIC, and other Continuous Improvement cycles with some simple ways to enhance the creativity of our people.
Edwin Garro is a current member of ASQ’s Board of Directors, and is a Regional Director on the Geographic Communities Council for the Mexico, Central, and South America region. As a management consultant, he has over twenty years of experience across various industries and has founded three successful companies.
He is a regular speaker at international conferences regarding Operational Excellent, Design for Six Sigma, Innovation, and Creativity and Cognitive Engineering. He is an ASQ Fellow, certified as a CQE, CQM/OE, CQA, CQI, CSSYB, CSSGB, and CSSBB. Additionally, he is a Creativity Certified Instructor and a Shingo Model Instructor. He holds a M.S. in Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell