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Event description

The Lean Journeys: Global Stories joins Kelly McKinnon, Global Manufacturing Excellence-Lean and TPM Lead at Shell, David Caballero, Lean Capabilities Director at Kohler, and Sameh Botros, Continuous Improvement Director at Delpharm Montreal, while they explore the depths and diversities of Lean and Continuous Improvement practices in the Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, and Pharmaceutical industries.


Welcome & Introduction
Victor Rodriguez
Director of Operations
Kaizen Institute North America

Lean Journeys: Global Stories
Challenges and opportunities
Lean success stories
Continuous improvement culture
Future trends & Digital Transformation
Sustainability and lean
Remote work and lean

Closing remarks
Victor Rodriguez
Director of Operation
Kaizen Institute North America


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Kelly McKinnon

I am an end-to-end supply chain professional with 30 years of experience across FMCG and Oil and Gas industries in both continuous and discrete manufacturing environments. A lean practitioner and six-sigma Green Belt certified, I have a passion for people and process development that unleashes our true potential and drives competitive performance.

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David Caballero

I started my lean journey in 2006 when I worked for General Electric. There, I had the opportunity to lead the lean efforts at two sites and get certified as a Black Belt.

In 2012, I moved to John Deere, where I led the CI efforts for a green field in Mexico and then transitioned to the production control function for the site.

I joined Kohler Co. in 2014 and have held various roles, from CI Global manager to Quality Director for the Vitreous, Plastics, and Electronics group. My current role is Lean Capabilities Director.

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Sameh Botros

My name is Sameh Botros, and I'm a continuous Improvement director at Delpharm Montreal. I have over 12 years of experience in continuous improvement across five different industries. My lean journey started 15 years ago during my engineering studies with the book "Learning to See" and it has not stopped since.