Faster, Cheaper, Better: Making Your Business Sustainable

SHRM 2013 Annual Conference
Workplace Application: This session will help you understand the real-world problem-solving and bottom-line benefits of analyzing business processes.
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Every business in the world, from those that sell hot dogs to those that build supercolliders, is built on process. In these days of economic uncertainty, streamlining processes to produce more sustainable business models is a necessity. Improving processes requires complex and thoughtful planning, which is often the step businesses miss and one HR should undertake. This session will help you understand how you can drive Lean Six Sigma and other business sustainability efforts to make your company more productive and cost-effective while reducing errors. Sutton will take you through examples of three different companies -- a major university, a small construction company and Lufthansa Technik -- and how their approaches to streamlining their businesses ended with different results. You will get an understanding of how business processes can make your organization sustainable by saving time, money and reducing errors.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, June 17, 2013 - 7:00am to 8:15am

Lynn Sutton


Lynn Sutton is the managing principal with Kairos Consulting Worldwide. An accomplished business & technology strategist, her experience in process engineering spans more than 22 years assisting regional, national and international high-performing firms in achieving their operational and financial goals. Ms. Sutton founded Kairos Worldwide in 2004, building a team of seasoned professionals who share her same dedication to operational efficiencies. Consummate professionals with diverse backgrounds, they bring deep insight and valued expertise to each client engagement.

The Kairos Team includes among its accomplishments providing change management services for the US Navy / Department of Defense helping them to realize $23M in savings, increasing productivity by 40% within Hospira Worldwide, Inc, working with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, demonstrating opportunities for return on investment following major technology initiatives, and implementing a lean six sigma environment for Lufthansa Technik Philippines realizing $14M in savings and improving productivity by more than 25%.

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Credit Type: 
Business Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Business Acumen
Critical Evaluation
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