MJW Lean Consulting is honored and grateful to be teaming up with the individuals noted here. Each has a long history and passion for creating and sustaining the most rewarding work environments. Going forward, and making the most of a variety of skills and experiences, we are intentionally taking steps to provide an even greater impact on, and value for, our customers.
Mike Roth, LSSBB
Operational Excellence Director, Go-Lean-Six
Mike is a motivated, results-driven Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. He has trained and mentored many teams, who have consistently improved customer satisfaction by reducing the cost and time to safely produce high quality products and services. Mike is effective in partnering with management to solve complex business problems and influence employees toward achievement of organizational goals.
As an integral part of the founding and operation of Go-Lean-Six, Mike believes in their philosophy of continuous improvement through teamwork. As such, he knows what it takes to educate, motivate and empower natural management teams, natural work teams, and special project teams to bring about continuous process improvement in an organization. These value stream transformation teams utilize Lean and Six Sigma principles working to continuously improve the customer-focused metrics of quality, cost, and on-time delivery.
Mike also believes that the road to success starts with one’s customer(s), that employee engagement helps employees own their work and take responsibility for their results, that continuous improvement is a journey (not a destination), and that you must collect data in order to measure, measure in order to improve, and improve in order to be the supplier of choice.
Partner, Red Monkey Consulting
Judd Borakove is a dynamic thought leader focused on employee experience, people focused change management, and strategic brand development.
He is a regular contributor to Forbes and other online publications and is currently a member of the Forbes Coaching Council.
Judd is also a LinkedIn influencer, speaker and consultant working to create lasting change within companies and improve the workplace.
Alycia Taylor, MPA
Owner, Taylor Consulting Services LLC
Employee and Customer Engagement Expert
Alycia has 19 years of experience in the education and business fields. In 2015 she was selected to participate in LEANOhio’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) pilot program. The aim was to strengthen the connection between small businesses and state government and provide best practices by spending one year assisting with Lean Six Sigma projects, events, and meetings involving state government agencies.
Alycia holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media. Additionally, she has a Six Sigma Green Belt Certification from LEANOhio and she is a Baldrige Examiner (Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award) for the state program and for the American Health Care Association (national program).
Alycia specializes in the efficiency and organizational development of public and private entities. She is passionate in the process of engaging all employees and to see organizations invest in all stakeholders, creating a climate where everyone flourishes. She holds firm that a successful employee engagement process, intertwined in the organization, will increase profitability and customer engagement, thereby creating positive building climates and sustainability.
Owner and Principal Consultant, Quality Consultants
Author and Lean Expert
Mr. Wilson received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Washington State University where he graduated with Honors in 1969. His background includes 20 years in manufacturing management with Chevron Oil Company. During this time, he held management positions in facilities planning, oils planning, quality, IT, environmental engineering, process engineering, designs engineering, production and maintenance.
In 1990 he started Quality Consultants whose clients include firms in manufacturing as well as the fields of education, healthcare and other service sector businesses. Quality Consultants serves small firms as well as Fortune 500 firms in the US, Mexico and Canada.
Mr. Wilson is an expert in Lean Manufacturing techniques and applications including the implementation of the Toyota Production System. He not only instructs management professionals in the applications of these lean techniques; he is an on-the-floor and in-the-boardroom implementation professional. His first book, How To Implement Lean Manufacturing, was released by McGraw Hill in August 2009 and quickly rose to No. 1 on the Amazon best sellers list. McGraw Hill just released his second book, How To Implement Lean Manufacturing, 2nd Edition and, as expected, sales are extremely strong.
He is well versed in problem solving skills and is an expert in statistical problem solving as well as logical techniques such as the Kepner-Tregoe methodology. He is a Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt and he not only utilizes the Six Sigma tools but he is an active Six Sigma trainer. Mr. Wilson is very comfortable in the boardroom, in the classroom, and even more so on the factory floor. He is equally adept at working with top management as well as the line worker. He is an aggressive problem solver and with his 47 years in industry, Mr. Wilson has developed the ability to reduce complex problems to simple workable solutions.
Lean Advocate and Mentor,
Process Improvement Expert
Chris Winder is an Industrial Engineer with over 40 years’ experience in applying and teaching Lean principles. Most recently, Chris worked extensively with the Honda supply base implementing Lean Manufacturing and is committed to seeing business leaders succeed by building reliable processes using the principles of Lean, which have proven to invaluable in manufacturing, service, and clinical settings time and again.
Before beginning his 20-year career at Honda, Chris spent 4 years with Wilson Sporting Goods, where many collegiate and all professional footballs are manufactured, applying the principles of continuous improvement, and before that he worked for 8 years at FL Aerospace (now a part of Honeywell), a small business in Urbana, Ohio that made critical components for the airline industry. And all this was preceded by 10 years at Rockwell International, where Chris became familiar with the intricacies of processes revolving around assembly, welding, and heavy machining.
Chris has taught and certified individuals and groups in the Maynard Operation Sequence Technique (MOST) motion study principles, has helped lead Honda’s annual Lean conferences for their Tier I supply base, has a deep understanding of process fundamentals, and loves when people who do the processes day in and day out are given the opportunity to implement needed changes that benefit not only their immediate state of affairs but the overall health and well-being of the organization.
Senior Operations and Project Specialist
John is a manufacturing professional. He is experienced in front line supervision and has worked up to the executive offices as the VP of Operations. Forty years of proven results across a broad spectrum of profit-oriented processes qualifies him as a Senior Operations and Project Specialist.
A servant leader with a passion for developing people, John has achieved results – from the development of material blends that lead to cost savings and a reduced environmental impact, to procedural developments that provide a safer and more lean work environment – by molding teams and empowering them to sustain the savings.
John earned his Management Degree from the University of Cincinnati and has held Operations and Engineering positions at global packaging firms: 20 years with Menasha/Orbis Corporation (where he earned the Menasha Corporation’s Presidential Award for Excellence) as well as five year stints with Graham Engineering and Huhtamaki Americas. He also has experience in automotive and consumer goods custom manufacturing.
In addition, John developed an ISO 9001 certified quality management system and lead the transition from a Quality Control system to an integrated Quality Management/Lean Manufacturing process. Whatever the situation, John takes the inside out approach to cost savings. His deep understanding of manufacturing cost variances, sources of waste, and plant processes gives him a unique perspective on problem solving. He knows his way around a P and L statement.
Although raised in the city, John has developed a liking for the outdoors and enjoys camping, fishing, kayaking and riding his bicycle. John is most proud, however, of his greatest accomplishments: a 35 year marriage and three children of whom anyone would be proud.
Darlene Dumont, DBA
DBA, Public Service Program Director
Dr. Darlene Dumont is currently the Public Service Program Director at LEI. She brings with her over 29 years of diverse business experience with demonstrated results in organizational transformation, executive coaching, systems-thinking, scientific problem-solving, strategy deployment, consulting, curriculum design for universities and organizations, project management, and organizational design. She has worked in a variety of industries to include government, healthcare, aerospace, nuclear, insurance, academia, and the Dept. of Defense. She is a retired officer of the Air Force/Air National Guard and, prior to becoming a lean practitioner, was an accountant for 11 years.
Darlene began her lean journey while working in the aerospace industry in 2000 and has since applied that knowledge to hundreds of processes in several industries and organizations. In 2012, she completed her Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) while working in healthcare. Her action-research combined a variety of models and concepts to compliment lean thinking and practice and resulted in a methodology called “Relationship-Centered Lean™.” The approach empowered and engaged multi-disciplinary staff throughout the entire hospital and resulted in a 40% reduction in patient falls. She is currently working with a variety of federal and state agencies to help spread lean thinking and practice and create a problem-solving culture.
MJW Lean Consulting LLC RECEIVES VETERAN INSTITUTE FOR PROCUREMENT START CERTIFICATION
Dublin Ohio, 10/13/17; MJW Lean Consulting LLC recently completed the Veteran Institute Procurement (VIP) START Program, a comprehensive training and certification program designed for veteran owned businesses that want to enter or expand their business growth into the federal marketplace through best business practices.
On October 5, 2017, MJW Lean Consulting LLC was one of 49 businesses from 19 states and the District of Columbia to graduate from the Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP) START Program.
“This has to be the most comprehensive and relevant instruction possible. I had heard positive reports from other small business owners who had taken the training, but it was not until I had the chance to take the classes that I learned how invaluable it is. And the real ‘winner’ is the taxpayer as the veteran owned small businesses, with a heart to do what’s right and make a difference, get a chance to win contracts with the federal government.”
The first program of its kind in the nation, VIP START is conducted by professional subject-matter specialists in the essentials necessary to win government contracts: law, accounting, insurance, human resources, marketing and proposals. The curriculum is designed to help companies accelerate the rate at becoming procurement ready. The program also provides participants with access to Federal and prime contracting executives along with a national network of veteran-owned small businesses that they can team with on opportunities or serve as mentors.
"We are honored to give back to the men and women who served our country by providing them with the tools necessary to succeed as government contractors." said Barbara Ashe, President of the Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation. “We hope this training fosters their success as businesses and employers.”
VIP START is a three-day, 27-hour comprehensive certification program. Participants must be a C-level executive in a Veteran-owned small business operating for at least 1 year with one year of revenue generation; must be a W-2 in their company, or full time employee, and spend 100% of their time in their business; and a small business. With volunteer instructors and at no cost to participants, VIP START is fully funded by the Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation, partners, and VIP sponsors.
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