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The Power of Process: The Role of the System Architect

Presented by Eric Ethington, President, Lean Shift Consulting

Learning Objectives:

  • Establish familiarity with the "6CON" process model
  • Define the role and of the System Architect and supporting skills
  • Share practical lessons learned for a System Architect getting started
    *Applicable for manufacturing, healthcare, or any industry

About the Presenter:

Eric EthingtonEric Ethington

Eric Ethington has a pragmatic approach for lean with over 35 years of work experience at Delphi, Textron, and LeanShift. He has been fortunate to learn about the science and methods of improvement from some of the best teachers available while working with highly capable teams in industries such as automotive, aerospace, defense, healthcare, medical devices, energy, and logistics.

Eric holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Kettering University (formerly GMI) and an MBA in Operations from the University of Michigan, Flint campus. He earned a Six Sigma Design Black Belt while working at Textron. He serves on the Board of Directors at Goodwill Industries of Mid-Michigan as well as the Alumni Advisory Board for the Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering department at Kettering University. Most recently, Eric has co-authored the book, The Power of Process, A Story of Innovative Lean Process Development with his long-time colleague and collaborator, Matt Zayko.