Initial Lean implementation in retail department store, then high tech SMT design & manufacture. Left the high tech firm after they decided they had no plans to pursue continuous improvement for over a year. My thoughts: if I'm not learning, move somewhere I will.
Lead Lean implementation in low volume/high mix custom manufacturing job shop, was mentored for 3 years. Volunteered to attend AME International Lean Conference. My thoughts: do what ever it takes to access networking and learn from industry leaders.
Was relocated to apply Lean in health care under former Danaher manager and Shingijutsu consultant.
Went on to apply Lean in financial services, distribution, union environment, and prototyping. Experience includes high volume/low mix, low volume/high mix, & one off production.
This includes 3 corporate wide deployments, 1 relocated me to apply Lean in a company losing $2 million a month achieving profitability again with a few years.
Initiated lean with 2 companies experiencing >35% growth to help meet demand.
Lean Sensei International - Executive Lean Certification
Lean Enterprise Institute
- Change Agent Skills for Lean Implementation Leaders,
- Value Stream Mapping for Office and Service,
- Coaching for Skills for Lean Implementation Leaders,
- Developing People with Capability for Lean
- Lean Product Development
Shingijutsu Global - 3 months mentoring
TWI - JI
- Lean Project Management
Launched 2 online start-ups while in university
- 1st from a competition to be part of the team, conducting guerrilla marketing and generating revenue within months; - 2nd was my idea; resigned when they displayed 'questionable' business practices.
My thoughts: maintain ethical practices or leave - even if it's your idea. (I learned a lot from this experience; company names not mentioned because I do not wish to promote or put them down. Unrelated & prior to lean start-up existence).
Currently immersed in Lean Product & Process Development. Some Lean Startup practice.
Can provide feedback to questions on Lean implementation, provide resources, or point you to sources that can provide the answer.