Perfecting the Art of
VALUE STREAM MANAGEMENT
PERFORMANCE … OPTIMIZATION … CULTURE … CHANGE
Perfecting the Art of
VALUE STREAM MANAGEMENT PERFORMANCE
OPTIMIZATION … CULTURE … CHANGE
OptimiZ Consulting LLC
Box 337, Gilbert, AZ   85299   USA
Office: 480-545-9095
Cell: 480-223-2230
kay@miningopportunity.com

PAST EVENTS

2016–SME Minnesota Annual Meeting, Duluth, MI
MINING HIDDEN LOSSES: The Key to “Free” Optimization and Sustainable Profit Maximization

2015 – 7thMining Business Process Improvement Summit, Tucson, AZ.
REVEALING YOUR HIDDEN LOSSES: An Innovative Way to Maximize Profit and Change Culture

2015 –International Symposium of Mine Management, Lima, Peru
Mining Hidden Losses: Increasing Your Competitive Advantage Without Investing in New Equipment

2015 –Mining Procurement and Supply West Coast, Perth, Australia
Modifying Vendor Selection Criteria To Achieve Performance Optimisation Goals

2015 –SME Annual Meeting & National Convention, Denver CO
MANAGEMENT SYSTEM ALIGNMENT: The Missing Step in Performance Optimization

2015 –SME Maricopa Chapter Meeting, Phoenix, AZ
MANAGEMENT SYSTEM ALIGNMENT: The Missing Step in Performance Optimization

2014 – Mining Procurement and Supply East Coast, Brisbane, Australia
Modifying Vendor Selection Criteria To Achieve Performance Optimisation Goals

2014 – Tucson ASQ Chapter Meeting, Tucson, AZ
REMOVING “THE LID”: Management Barriers that Steal Profit and Prevent Change & Optimization

2014 – Women in Business, Chandler Chamber of Commerce, Chandler, AZ.
ROCKETS, RACING AND REVELATION – REMOVING THE BARRIERS THAT PREVENT CHANGE

2014 – Faith Presbyterian Church, Sun City, AZ
1ST SESSION: CHANGE: OBSTACLE OR OPPORTUNITY? IT ALL DEPENDS ON YOUR PERSPECTIVE
2ndSESSION: TACKLING BARRIERS TO CHANGE

2013 – Tucson AZ – SME Fall Conference Session
“CULTURE’S ROLE IN MINE OPTIMIZATION’

2013 – Optimizing Mine Operations Conference, Toronto, Canada – Pre-Conference Workshop
“BREAKING WITH THE OLD: EXAMINING NEW WAYS TO INTEGRATE AUTOMATED TECHNOLOGY INTO YOUR MINING OPERATION”

2013 – Haulage & Loading Conference, Phoenix, AZ
TECHNICAL SESSION:”TRUTH, TRUST & TONS – SOLUTIONS FOR THE HIDDEN COSTS OF REACTIVE CULTURES IN MINING”

2013: BPI Mining Summit, Pittsburgh, PA
“MINING CULTURE SIMPLIFIED: AN EXECUTIVE’S PERSPECTIVE” – Pre-Conference Workshop

2013: BPI Mining Summit, Pittsburgh, PA
“US vs. THEM and IMPROVEMENT SABOTAGE: THE HIDDEN COSTS OF POOR WORKING RELATIONSHIPS”

2012 – MinExpo 2012, Las Vegas Convention Center
“TRUTH, TRUST & TONS – Solutions for the Hidden Cost of Reactive Cultures in Mining” –

2012 – Executive Forums, CEO group, Scottsdale, AZ
“The Truth About Change”

2012 – Executive Forums, CEO group, Tempe, AZ
“The Truth About Change”

2012 – High Cost of Doing Nothing Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ
“The High Cost of Mixed Messages – Workshop”

2012 – KFNX 1100am Radio Interviews About Challenges with Change:
1) Barriers to Change that Steal Management Credibility
2) Truth, Trust and “Change Revelation” – Their Impact on Management Effectiveness
3) “Revelationary Change” – What It Is and How It Is Different from the Widely-Accepted Change Path

2011 -BPI Conference, Penn State), Rapid City, South Dakota
Industry Summit on Mining Performance: How to Improve It, How to Sustain It, How to Reduce Costs”From Reactive to Proactive – Operations’ and Maintenance’s Transformational Journey to Mining Excellence”

2009 -21st ASQ Annual Quality Management Conference, Irvine, CA
“Nothing Happens Until Something Moves – The Impact of Poor Execution on Improvement and Culture Change”

2008 – Keynote – Aggregate Producers of Wisconsin Annual Conference
“Are You Walking By The Most Important Things To Fix?”

2008 – Arizona Rock Products Annual Conference, Laguna Beach, CA
“Defining Process Potential, Valuing the Gap, and Linking the Result to the Management System – The Triple Crown of Sustainable Improvement”

2008 – – Arizona Quality Alliance Annual Conference
“Su Doku Your Way to Organizational Effectiveness – Helping Departments “Think As One Mind” To Maximize Performance & Sustain Change”

2008 – Half-Day Seminar, SME Annual Conference, Salt Lake City Convention Center
“Identifying and Valuing Untapped Potential”

2007 – Industry Summit on Mining Performance: How to Improve it, How to Sustain it, How to Reduce Costs (BPI Conference, Penn State), Tucson, AZ
“In the Eye of the Beholder” – Case Studies on the Implementation and Sustainability of Best Practice Initiatives.

2006 – MineWest ’06 –Denver Convention Center (Mining Media)
Technical Program Keynote – “The Power of an Hour”, Drilling & Blasting Track
Opening Session – “Hidden Opportunities to Increase D&B Productivity”

2006 – Haulage and Loading Conference (Mining Media)
“The Power of an Hour”

2006 – Industrial Minerals Association of North America Annual Meeting, Tucson, AZ
“Management’s Unintentional Sabotage of Continuous Improvement: Barriers That Hide Opportunity and Prevent Culture Change”

2006 – IM Technology Workshop ’06, Industrial Minerals Association of North America, Pittsburgh, PA
Workshop: “The Power of Process Optimums, Connecting Dollars to Problems
Workshop – “Valuation of Improvement Opportunities”

2005 – Executive Forums, Phoenix, AZ
“The Role of Senior Management in Continuous Improvement”

2005 – MineWest’05 – Improving Productivity, Denver Convention Center, 2005 (Mining Media)
Two Sessions: “Building a Productivity Culture – Surface and Underground Operations”

2005 – Industry Summit on Mining Performance: How to Improve It, How to Sustain It, How to Reduce Costs.(BPI Conference, Penn State), Denver, 2005
“Improving Productivity”

2004 – Mincom North American Conference, Denver, CO
“Tracking Hidden Downtime – Delays Within the Maintenance Process” – Mincom North American Conference

2004 – MINExpo, Las Vegas Convention Center
“Maximizing Drill Performance through Proactive Delay Management”

2004 – Industry Summit on Mining Performance: How to Improve It, How to Sustain It, How to Reduce Costs (BPI Conference, Penn State), Pittsburgh, PA
“Connecting People to Performance and Profits – Measuring “What’s Not Working” to Sustain Improvement”

2000 – Tempo International Convention, Scottsdale, AZ.
“Copper 101”

2001 – Mesa Chamber of Commerce, Mesa, AZ.
“Improving Your Business…and Your Life”

2001 – Phoenix Rotary Club, Phoenix AZ
“Copper Processes and Equipment”

2000 – Right Management Consultants, Phoenix Office
“Measuring What you Want to Change”

2000 – East Valley SCORE, Phoenix Metro Area
“Improving Your Business…and Your Life”

2000 – Arizona Prospectors Club
“Copper 101”

1994-1998 – Minerals in Society (Annual State-Wide AZ Teacher Education Program
“Mining Economics in Arizona, the U.S. and the World” – Voted “Best Speaker” for 5 Consecutive Years

1997 – National Mineral Education Conference, Scottsdale, AZ.
“Using Liaisons to Improve Communications and Effectiveness of Mining Associations”

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OPPORTUNITY:
An odorless invisible element defined as a favorable set of circumstances in business. The only element with an infinite atomic number and weight. When discovered, it reacts with management strategies and corporate cultures to produce a desirable green substance found in financial institutions.