Organization / Workplace
Dallas, TX United States
Consulting / Advisory
We provide Lean transformation, operations design, and performance improvement support to a broad range of industries. I speak frequently and have authored The Outstanding Organization and co-authored Value Stream Mapping, The Kaizen Event Planner, and Metrics-Based Process Mapping. Specialties: Lean transformation, problem solving, rapid improvement, operations design.
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