David Haigh

Director of Continuous Improvement Wolseley Canada

David Haigh is the Continuous Improvement Director for Wolseley Canada.  With nearly twenty years of practice in Continuous Improvement, Change Management, Supply Chain, and Strategic Planning, David has seen a lot.  The leaders that “don’t get it”, the employees frustrated that their voice isn’t being heard, the customers feeling ignored, the short-sighted decisions, managing for the day and quarter instead of the long-term.

But there is hope! As a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, David has seen and lead teams in finding better ways.  As a Certified Change Management Professional, David approaches change with humility, putting the customer and the employee at the center of the practice of improvement.  And as a servant-leader, David listens, mentors, coaches and assists other leaders on their personal path of improvement and success.  He’s been fortunate to have worked in the telecommunications, technology, automotive, housing, construction, CPG, healthcare, and building supplies industries.  Across all this work, there is one constant – there is always room for improvement.

Wednesday: Main Conference Day One

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

3:10 PM Case Study: Hoshin Planning? Really?

Leaders prefer Management By Objective – it’s simple, directive, appears to be clear.  But reality is far more complex than top-down goals and pet projects. Learn how Wolseley Canada’s Supply Chain organization has embraced hoshin planning, sussing out the complexity in the plan prior to execution, tested, and adapted their strategy based on results.
·         Bring the “pay me now, or pay me later” complexities in a strategy to life
·         Simple tools you can use to manage the deployment and execution of objectives
·         Role of leadership: learning through execution vs “accountability”
·         Putting the customer at the center of your strategy

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining David.

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