Keynote Speaker: Dr. Steven J. Choi

Dr. Choi is a physician leader for New York’s Montefiore Health System, director of Montefiore Network Performance Improvement and executive director of MIPI.

Keynote Speaker: Carey Hobbs

As corporate quality director for Micross Components, Hobbs orchestrates the improvement, maturation and execution of quality systems across all the company's sites.

Keynote Speaker: Jane M. Algee

Jane M. Algee is a program manager in Lockheed Martin’s Missiles and Fire Control (MFC) business area, and maintains a formal LSS program for the f-35 Lighting II system.

Thank you for attending the 2017 Engineering Lean and Six Sigma Conference!


With enlightening presentations and an engaging community of experts,
ELSS 2017 was another great year of new ideas and innovative practices.

Thank you to all our presenters and attendees for a successful conference;
we hope you left ELSS feeling rejuvenated and equipped to tackle your biggest challenges in Lean and Six Sigma.

Stay tuned for more information regarding ELSS 2018, coming to Atlanta next fall! 

Highlights from 2017

Steven Choi
Captivating Keynote Presentations
Dr. Steven J. Choi, physician leader at the Montefiore Health System,
shared his successes in healthcare quality and performance management.
View his presentation.

Cary Hobbs_ELSS 2017 Keynote

Carey Hobbs, corporate quality director at Micross Components, entranced the audience with the Lean Six Sigma journey; 
20 Years of LSS ... Now What?
View his presentation.

TownHall Meeting

Interactive Sessions & Town Hall Meeting
The PowerPoint presentations and papers submitted by the speakers for the 2017 conference are now online.
Click here to select the day and track on the session.

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Connections and Memories from Disney Springs
Disney Springs was the host for this year’s networking event where members got to enjoy the sights of Walt Disney World’s premier shopping and dining district while getting to know their fellow ELSS attendees.

Best Paper Competition sponsored by
UCF_IEMS

First place: Johanna Ficatier, health systems engineer, Mayo Clinic Rochester – “A DMAIC Approach to Improve Hand Hygiene Compliance Rate” 
First runner-up: Ona Egbue, assistant professor, University of South Carolina Upstate and Arshia Khan, associate professor, University of Minnesota Duluth – “Lean in E-Health and Telemedicine: The State of the Art”  
Second runner-up: Clemente Romero Acosta, assistant director operations & facilities, and Hung-da Wan, associate professor, University of Texas at San Antonio – “A Ripple Theory for Lean Culture Initiation and Development”

Best Poser Competition sponsored by
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First place: Krishnan Krishnaiyer, director enterprise business development, Andeavor – “Kaizen Approach to Streamline the Legal Process”
First runner-up: Johanna Ficatier, health systems engineer, Mayo Clinic, MN – “A DMAIC Approach to Improve Hand Hygiene Compliance Rate”
Second runner-up: Quarterman Lee, president, Strategos, Inc. – “Manufacturing Strategy in a Nutshell”