Charles Story

Charles Story

Continuous Improvement Manager, Woodward


TOPIC: EMBRACING CHANGE – BE QUICK, BUT DON’T HURRY

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As a leading global provider of customer solutions, Woodward has nearly one-hundred and fifty years of innovation; from the earliest water-wheel governor to thelatest generation of cutting-edge energy management and control systems, we have a strong legacy of quality and customer focus.

Our CM2 journey to this point has been slow, with a focus on building relationships and demonstrating value in a culture that rewards a type of “rugged individualism” combined with “The Woodward Way”. As we enter our fifth year of activity, we are readying our newest facility, Rock Cut Campus, to implement a CM2 closed-loop change process.

This presentation is intended to provide a look into our journey to date; with an emphasis on how we have, or have not achieved the required culture changes needed to be successful with CM2, and Integrated Process Excellence; and, what we think that that future holds.

BIO:


Charles is a CM2-C with 17 years’ experience in Lean and Six Sigma for Woodward’s Aircraft Turbine Systems division (ATS) located in Loves Park, Illinois, and is the industry's leading supplier of integrated turbine engine control and combustion systems. In his current role at our new Rock Cut Campus, Charles is responsible for the development, implementation, and sustainability of lean processes.

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