I am a self-motivated, goal driven, Lean Six Sigma Leader skilled in driving processes toward increased customer value through the engagement of associates skill sets and personal pride in the jobs they perform. I have led an implementation of a Lean Operating System within a $107 million unionized OEM manufacturer. I trained the 600 employees there in Lean Principles, led Kaizen events, and facilitated over 25 teams contributing improvements to the plant’s operations. Through the training and curriculum I developed, I was able to gain the "buy-in" and engagement of 75% of the work force. The implementation resulted in a 32% improvement in quality, a 26% improvement in productivity, and a 12% improvement in absenteeism. In this role as a change agent, I was also the local representative on the Corporate team assigned the task of implementing a Lean Operating System across the entire foreign and domestic manufacturing operations.
My experience and work leading the implementation of a Lean Operating System produced a reduction in process operational costs in excess of $600,000 net in the first year of implementation. My contribution to ROI was in excess of 1200%. In my most recent Lean Leader role, I have led project Kaizen events providing $1.4 million in operating cost reductions when fully implemented. These savings plus the high number of engaged associates produced a more competitive company with improving product value for the customer.
I have over 20 years of experience and education in a manufacturing environment. I have experience in implementing and managing a Lean Operation system, I have 10 years of experience providing training, and I have 5 years of experience working as a change agent lead and driver of process improvement within an adversarial union environment. I have facilitated cross-functional teams assigned process improvement tasks and have developed standards for achieving World Class Operational performance among multiple process cells. I am very familiar with Microsoft Office software and have used each of the elements in providing presentations to the Corporate Board and in training material for the Lean instruction. I have experience in a supervisor role in a key department in the manufacturing process flow at my current position.