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West MICHIGAN Lakeshore

September 24-26, 2024

2024 Keynote Speakers

Billy Ray Taylor

LinkedXL Business and Leadership Solutions

Billy Ray Taylor, the dynamic former Goodyear Tire Executive turned Global Operations Strategist, is celebrated for his knack for turning struggling manufacturing operations into roaring successes, catapulting earnings from -$38 million to over $1 billion. As President and CEO of LinkedXL, he’s at the forefront of thrilling organizational transformations and leadership evolution. Taylor’s electrifying journey also includes prestigious roles on boards, where his visionary insights continue to reshape industries.

Katie Anderson

Katie Anderson Consulting / Integrand

Katie Anderson, a seasoned leader with 25 years of global experience, empowers intentional leadership through her consultancy. She helps leaders align purpose with action, fostering continuous improvement and innovation. Through dynamic keynotes and tailored programs, Katie guides individuals on their leadership journey, cultivating expertise while inspiring others to excel. Join her Chain of Learning to unlock your potential and lead with impact.

Patrick Adams

Lean Solutions

Patrick Adams, author of the Shingo Award-winning book “Avoiding the Continuous Appearance Trap,” is a respected leadership coach, consultant, and speaker. As CEO of Lean Solutions and host of The Lean Solutions Podcast, he brings a human touch to team building and consensus building. With a background in the United States Marine Corps, Patrick holds a Bachelor of Science and an MBA. Since founding his consultancy in 2018, he has empowered leaders across industries to achieve higher performance levels through specialized process improvement solutions.

Tilo Schwarz

Author, Founder, Leadership Coach

Tilo supports organizations and managers in successfully leading change and empowering their teams for improvement, adaptiveness, and superior results.

He was a plant manager at a renowned German power-tool manufacturer, where he and his management team started practicing Toyota Kata as part of Mike Rother’s groundbreaking research in 2007. By doing so, Tilo and his team established continuous improvement as a daily working routine throughout all processes and areas of the plant. That led to winning the A. T. Kearny manufacturing competition “Factory of the Year” and a WHU/INSEAD Industrial Excellence Award.

Nigel Thurlow

Co-Creator of The Flow System | Creator of Scrum The Toyota Way

Nigel Thurlow is an expert in organizational design, author, and renowned speaker who serves as a consultant to industry in business agility — and as an expert in the application of cross-disciplinary methods and approaches to accelerate business transformation.

Today, Nigel Thurlow remains at the forefront of innovation across the Lean, Agile, and Complexity thinking disciplines, striving to push existing ideologies to new horizons while eliminating critical misconceptions surrounding modern applications.

The Lean solutions 2024 GLOBAL summit

The Lean Solutions Summit 2024 is a 3-day leadership focused conference designed to bring  organizational leaders  together to discuss current trends, strategic insights and best practices in an ever-evolving business environment.

This conference caters to continuous improvement practitioners of every level — from beginners to experts — in every role from the C-suite to the frontlines, from manufacturing, government, healthcare and higher education.


See Where Industry is Going—and How You'll Succeed

Learn best practices from industry leaders to truly understand how you will secure your place in the evolving companies of tomorrow.

Redefine Resiliency

Explore how industry veterans are reimagining Lean and just-in-time principles in their business models to respond to today’s talent, supply chain, and competitive pressures allowing you to stay a few steps ahead of the competition.

Implement Customer-Centric Design

Learn how to challenge your assumptions and improve your value by getting closer to your customers to better understand—and deliver on—their unique needs.

Who Should Attend

All levels of management, from company owner, president and/or vice-president, to supervisor, change agents, professional staff, and hourly associates from organizations at any stage of a lean journey.


Now is the time for every organization to invest in the benefits of Lean transformation.  The Lean Solutions Global Summit 2024 will bring together thought leaders and experienced Lean practitioners to give you and your team the knowledge and inspiration to accelerate your ROI on all of your continuous improvement efforts.

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