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Organizational Leadership

Providing a vision to an organization is critical to the success of a business. My leadership abilities and “keen eye” for seeing organizations as they currently exist allows me to excel in performing Lean Enterprise Assessments. It is important as a leader to provide a vision of where the organization needs to go in the future. Understanding your organization's weaknesses is best accomplished by performing a Lean Enterprise Assessment, providing a past, present, future state and lean enterprise vision for an organization. To do this one must be have the ability to see things within a company that others may not readily identify. When I make an assessment of an organization I look at the following areas:

  • Human Resources
    • Lean employee change management strategy, Lean Safety systems, Lean Environmental systems, Workgroup structures, Lean employee reward systems
  • MRO
    • Non-Productive Inventory Level & Replenishment System
  • Productive Material Flow
    • Rough, WIP & Final Inventory, Part Flow, Batch, Shipping Strategy
  • In-Station Process Control
    • Changeover, Process Control and Monitoring, Error Detection/Prevention,
  • Material Flow
    • Process focused layout
    • Plan for every part
    • Central market area vs. dist market areas
    • Part travel distances
    • FIFO buffers and storage
    • Dock to Dock
    • First Time Through
    • Internal Logistics Effectiveness


  • Ship/Receive Effectiveness
    • Point of use docks
    • Live unload
    • Ship/Receive windows
    • Line side delivery and storage
    • Use of Kanban and Pull systems
    • External Logistics Effectiveness
  • Organizational Production System Deliverables
  • Visual Management System Effectiveness
  • Organization or Plant Wide Lean Operating Strategy Communication Effectiveness
  • Lean Self-Assessment Programs and Targets
  • Use of Lean Evaluation Matrix and Metrics
  • Quality Zero Waste / Zero Defects effectiveness
  • Build to Schedule Effectiveness
  • Use of Activity Based Costing Systems
  • Total Cost as a Driver for Product Quotations
  • Overall Equipment Effectiveness
  • Lean Layout Effectiveness
  • Past-Current and Future State Analysis