Julie Thyne

Global Continuous Improvement Lead Dow Chemical

Julie Thyne has worked for Dow for the last 22 years in a variety of manufacturing and engineering positions. She is currently a Global Improvement Leader. Julie is the recipient of the 2014 STEP Ahead award from the Manufacturing Institute. Outside of work, Julie promotes STEM education for elementary and middle school students.

MAIN CONFERENCE - Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

11:30 AM How Dow Chemical is Using Short Interval Control to Drive Performance

• What is the difference between a KPI and an SIC?
• How do you choose the right SICs?
• How can Short Interval Control be used to drive sustainable
performance improvements?

FOCUS DAY - Thursday, October 22, 2020

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

3:00 PM Driving OE to the Frontline: Sustainable Transformation From the Bottom Up

Most companies today have developed an operational excellence framework in which there are
numerous continuous improvement initiatives. Where a lot of organizations fail is in gaining
frontline support in order to fully realize the OE transformation.
Transformation & Change Management Masterclass
Prior to her current role as a Global Improvement Leader at Dow Chemical, Julie Thyne served
as a site leader for one of the company’s electronic materials facilities. In this role, Julie saw
how tangible results can be realized when the frontline employees are consulted, engaged, and
responsible for continuous improvement initiatives. In this highly interactive Masterclass, Julie will
discuss how basic lean and CI principles can be combined and applied to drive improvement from
the bottom up. In addition to a real life case study from the plant, Julie will share how you can apply
these techniques in your own organization:
• Creating a structured approach in frontline / floor meetings
• Asking the right questions to get to find opportunities for tangible improvements
• Using Short Interval Control to track improvement projects in a digestible way
• Developing a culture of OE and reliability through frontline engagement
• How to identify CI projects and link them to overall business objectives and strategy
• Setting your people up for success by providing employees with the right tools to follow
through with improvement projects

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

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