After several years of running six sigma successfully in its continuous petrochemical processes, hear how INEOS figured out how to migrate from episodic project activities to daily continuous improvement.
Hear how INEOS learned how to migrate from episodic project activities to daily continuous improvement and how a different mindset was needed to make it stick, starting with its front-line leaders. Discover how the company’s approach of bringing lean leadership to its company and the effect it has had at engaging the workforce all the way to the operator level. Sounds easy? Not so much! Learn from the many mistakes and lessons learned at how to roll out lean leadership, what kata means, and how it’s not just all about sticky notes and whiteboards. Hear how through blood, sweat and a few tears, INEOS were able to hit a record year of production and a new model for continuous improvement.
INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA is a petrochemical company based in League City, TX with four manufacturing sites and an annual capacity of 7.5 billion pounds of product. Its sites transform hydrocarbon raw materials into olefins such as ethylene, propylene, butadiene, mixed butenes and crude benzene. It also transform these chemicals into polypropylene and high density polyethylene resins which are used in numerous applications including pipe, packaging, toys, roofing membranes and other commodity products. www.ineos.com
Ernest Chan is a six sigma master black belt at INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA in League City, TX. He held numerous roles in operations, management, and technology and licensing specializing in polymer manufacturing before joining the six sigma program. He was part of the team to pilot lean leadership at INEOS O&P's largest production site. Chan has a BS degree in chemical engineering from the University of Oklahoma.
Kevin Corn is a six sigma black belt at INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA. Prior to moving into lean and continuous improvement, he had roles as both a technical service engineer and product development engineer in the polymers group. He was part of the team to pilot lean leadership at INEOS O&P's largest production site. Corn has a BS degree in chemical engineering from the University of Texas.