Initial Lean implementation in retail department store, then high tech SMT design & manufacture. Left the high tech company when told they had no interest in lean. Lesson: if you're not learning, move somewhere you will.
Lean in manufacturing, mentored for 3 years. Volunteered to attend AME International Lean Conference. Lesson: do what ever it takes to access networking and learn from industry leaders.
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 (included high volume/low mix, low volume/high mix, & one off production).
This includes 3 corporate wide deployments, 1 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
Shingijutsu Global - 3 months mentoring
TWI - JI
Launched 2 online start-ups while in university, the 1st from a competition to be part of the team, conducting guerrilla marketing and generating revenue within months; the 2nd was my idea and I left when they displayed 'questionable' business practices.
Lesson: Always stick to your morals, even when it involves walking away. 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.
I can provide feedback to questions on Lean implementation, provide resources, or point you to sources that can provide the answer.