Anheuser-Busch InBev: Continuous Improvement Community
Lauren Pincus, Global Director, Continuous Improvement — AB InBev
Since 2010, AB InBev has built a strong foundation in problem‐solving methodology. The company's continuous improvement strategy has evolved, in the past two years, to provide belts with formal program training and support. The focus has been placed on fewer, more impactful projects and to develop a community, leveraging AB InBev's 3,000 employees who are trained in higher level Lean Six Sigma methods to engage their analytical skills and provide value to the business.
Join Lauren Pincus for a discussion on how AB InBev supports and expands their Lean Six Sigma belt community to embed a problem‐solving mindset across the business and solve problems using lean six sigma methodology.
In this session, the following key points will be covered:
- Background and Structure of the Business Connections Team
- Belts Community Model
- Tools and Strategy to Engage Belts During and After Certification
- Program Results
Lauren leads the Continuous Improvement program at AB InBev with direct impact on North America and GHQ programs. She also provides strategic direction to the Master Black Belts across the five remaining zones within the company. This team, known as Business Connections, is focused on methods, including Lean Six Sigma, Design Thinking, Agile: Scrum, and Operational Excellence.
Lauren is Black Belt certified and pursuing her Master Black Belt certification. She has eight years of experience working in Supply, Logistics, Procurement and People where she's conducted lean six sigma projects across the different functions and has been leading continuous improvement teams for the past three years at AB Inbev. She is a Licensed Scrummaster and Product Owner for the Agile:Scrum method and holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University.