Kata Practice with a “Kata For Good” Twist

Summary and Objectives

Learn by doing experience with a real KATA practices. This exercise will provide to the participants the chance to see many KATA elements such as Challenge, Current Condition, Target Condition and Experiments.

The KiC-2 exercise addresses 2 specific portions of the KiC-1 and prepares students to apply the Improvement Kata pattern in projects and activities that involve data. Emphasis is placed on practice using a run chart to collect, depict and interpret data.

Renata Marques is Director, HR and LEAN for Novo Nordisk in Montes Claros, Brazil.  She is responsible for Talent Acquisition, Total Rewards, Employee Relations, Training, Communications and LEAN for a large manufacturing operation.  Novo Nordisk employs more than 1,000 people in Brazil and is responsible to produce 15% of all insulin volume consumed in the world.  Renata holds a Bachelor of Science in Catholic University, Specialization on EHS and a MBA in Executive Management.  She is a certified as EHS Lead Auditor from Bureau Veritas and in Strategic Leadership.