Clients

B Corporations and Sustainable Businesses

Traditional Medicinals – Facilitated 5S event to improve flow in lab, reduce distance traveled, and increase floor space


The Renewal Workshop – Training and consulting to improve production output

Green Banana Paper – Consulted on-site for 5 weeks with small manufacturer in Kosrae to improve metrics, workflow and efficiencies with challenging infrastructure and workforce availability.

Manufacturing


Provided APQP/PPAP Training and Workshop, which helped them achieve customer approval for new product

TMI (WIN Plastics) –  Mentoring and statistical analysis to identify and reduce variation in film


Thompson Duke Industrials – Lean Assessment and Strategy to help them increase production and streamline office processes in growing Cannabis industry

Collins Aerospace (formerly Rockwell Collins) – Spent 18 years implementing Lean and Six Sigma at all US manufacturing facilities

Sutro Biopharma – Led kaizen event to reduce time to release and manufacture extracts

Logistics and Warehousing

Johnstone Supply – Training on Lean Six Sigma, and workshop on reducing defects and errors in warehouse. Developing and rolling out process improvement program across organization

Nonprofit Organizations


The Rebuilding Center – Improve flow in hardware donation area (including coordination of volunteer event), establish metrics for wood processing area, analyze new position for impact on sales, recommend ideas for improving improvement culture


Oregon Entrepreneurs Network – Lean improvements to reduce overhead costs, reduce waiting, and improve communications, and implementation of 5S and kanban boards to manage events

Free Geek – Lean improvements to increase flow of laptop reuse in community


ACHC – Facilitated kaizen event to improve follow up on open actions for hospitals and clinic accreditation process


Central City Concern – Facilitated kaizen event to improve the new hire on-boarding process so employees have everything they need on Day 1


Hatch Labs – Helped them achieve Sustainability at Work Silver certification


Relay Resources – Helped them optimize the flow of light manufacturing services with workers with barriers to employment


Northwest Education Assessment (NWEA) – Taught Green Belt training to support staff to improve services to customers


Habitat for Humanity Restore – Collected data to help improve flow of donations through warehouse, and provided training on Lean concepts like one piece flow and 5S

Colleges and Universities

University of Iowa – Led recycling improvement effort at Kinnick Stadium

Portland State University (Center for Executive and Professional Education) – Taught Intro to Process Improvement and Six Sigma Fundamentals course

Kirkwood Community College – Taught SPC course to CNC program students

Renewable Energy


Vestas – Online webinar training series (DMAIC)

Healthcare


Georgia Healthcare Group (EVEX) – 5 day Lean Six Sigma training to leadership team, virtual consulting for creating an improvement program with deployment team

Community Anticoagulation Therapy (CAT) Clinic – Lean Six Sigma Black Belt project to improve medication management within clinic and reduce dosage changes. Wrote a grant summary paper for AHRQ about our project

King Abdulaziz Medical City (Saudi Arabia) – Anticoagulation statistical analysis for assessing patient management processes

Telecommunications


T-mobile – Conducted on-site Green Belt training in Bothell, WA

Sports

National Camp Series – Database development, KIX rating system, statistical analysis

Our placekicker is out of control” – Article in ASQ Quality Progress magazine (July 2005)

Mentoring and Coaching

I have also had the pleasure to coach and mentor many people from different companies and organizations indirectly.

B Corporations and Sustainable Businesses

  • Oly Kraut – Increase yields on production batches

Nonprofits

Government

Food, Beverage and Agriculture

  • Stormbreaker Brewery – Sustainability project mentoring for management decision making and employee feedback
  • AGCO (Ag Equipment) – Lean project mentoring to reduce time for creating reports

Manufacturing

  • CLIF Bar – Helped reduce variation in bar sizes from suppliers
  • New Balance – Mentored project to reduce time to photograph shoes for catalogs

Forestry

  • Roseburg Forest Products – Green Belt project mentoring to increase product yields, which saved thousands of dollars
  • Clearwater Paper – Reduce variation and optimize brightness levels of paper based on chemical and process settings

Telecommunications

  • CenturyLink – Improve billing process for major customers

Biotech and Medical

  • BD – Improve prediction of spectrometer readings based on powder provided and tested from suppliers
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