DATES: 9th April 2014
COST: No Charge
LOCATION: Oakwood Arms Shannon Co. Clare. http://www.oakwoodarms.com/
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Cheryl G. Jones
Cheryl has experience in various aspects of manufacturing and administration within Toyota as Vice President of Toyota Engineering and Manufacturing of America (retired 2009). She is a proven leader, team coordinator and facilitator of change.
Cheryl was a member of the startup management team for Toyotas first North American manufacturing facility in Georgetown Kentucky. She began her career as an assembly manufacturing supervisor eventually achieving Vice President of Manufacturing during her 22 years with the company. In 1990 she was chosen to lead the first Camry new model changeover team receiving extensive training in manufacturing model change at the design headquarters of Toyota Motor Corporation in Japan. In 1993 she was chosen to lead the assembly plant expansion project allowing Toyota to double their manufacturing capacity to 500,000 units per year.
Cheryl had the opportunity to supervise in various divisions within manufacturing during her 22 year career at Toyota. She has extensive knowledge of final vehicle assembly, including parts delivery from supplier to vehicle assembly, robotic painting processes using solvent borne and waterborne paints and the Toyota Production System.
She also served as Vice President of power train, production control, building facilities, diversity advisor, senior advisor to the Womens Leadership Network organization and operations development group.
In 2005 Cheryl received international experience working as Toyotas Senior Advisor at their truck manufacturing facility in Baja Mexico. Her responsibilities included all aspects of manufacturing and administration in the role of mother plant support and training to guarantee the successful launch of Toyotas only Mexico manufacturing plant.
Upon her return from Mexico her responsibilities were expanded to include production control, power train, administration, and cost management at Toyotas largest North American manufacturing facility, TMMK, Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky. She was also assigned as the regional team leader for all six Toyota North American assembly plants self-reliance initiative.
Cheryls awards and accomplishments include 2005 Automotive News Top 100 Women in the Automotive Industry. She has been a lecturer at Ohio State and Harvard University on topics of the Toyota Production System. She had lead Toyota North American Womens Leadership initiatives such as the Womens Leadership Exchange Network as a senior advisor, and In the Interest of Women.
She has a broad understanding of Toyota global production strategies to improve market competitiveness within each region from the Global Production Summits held in Japan. Initiatives were also implemented for standardization of global engine production to decrease cost and increase flexibility at the Power train Global Production Summits. During her career she has supported various community organizations such as the United Way of the Bluegrass and served on the executive committee for Bluegrass Tomorrow regional economic planning in Lexington Kentucky. She had the honor to serve as an advisory board member for Midway College to expand post-secondary education opportunities for career working individuals.
Cheryl is beginning her second career focusing on teaching manufacturing and systems implementation utilizing her extensive Toyota Production experience and knowledge.
She is currently working with the University of Kentucky Lean Systems Program.
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