Caldwell & Associates LLC provides and transfers Safe Operational Excellence to small and medium-size companies through the Shingo Model and Safe Lean Six Sigma consulting, training, and coaching. C & A will partner with your leadership team to getting your workforce safely to "the other side" while producing quality products and services for the customers. The other side comes when a cure or treatment for COVID-19 is disseminated throughout the U.S. and the world. C & A is comprised of Master Black Belts and Lean Sensei, with 60 years of experience, including international experience. We are "Special Forces Problem Solvers" for our customers. We are dedicated to providing our services with integrity, efficiency, effectiveness, and honesty.
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Dr. Shingo, born in Saga City, Japan, was a Japanese industrial engineer who was considered as the world's leading expert on manufacturing practices and the Toyota Production System. Few individuals have contributed as much to the development of the ideas called TQM, JIT, and Lean as did Shigeo Shingo. Over the course of his life, Dr. Shingo wrote and published 17 books, eight of which were translated from Japanese into English. Many years before they became popular in the Western world, Dr. Shingo wrote about the ideas of ensuring quality at the source, flowing value to customers, working with zero inventories, rapidly setting up machines through the system of "single-minutes exchange of die"(SMED)*, and going to the actual workplace to grasp the true situation there ("going to gemba"). He worked extensively with Toyota executives, especially Mr. Taiichi Ohno, who helped him to apply his understanding of these concepts in the real world.
The Shingo Model booklet is free to download and will teach you the basic concepts.
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Greg Battle - Principal Consultant - Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Greg has over thirty years of manufacturing and engineering experience in the Aerospace and Automotive industries with GE Aircraft Engines, Ford, Coolant Control, and Lean Continuous Improvements. As a Senior Plant Manager, he leads The Ford Production System in multiple sites in North America and worked two years in Tokyo, Japan, with senior management building the joint venture between Ford and Mazda. For his efforts, he received twelve Managerial Awards of Excellence and three Departmental Managers Awards. Greg graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering while earning two All-American Football Awards with a 3.97 GPA. He played in the NFL for four years with the San Francisco 49ers and New England Patriots. He is a certified Professional Engineer, Six Sigma Master Black Belt, and Lean Sensei. Greg is President and CEO of Lean Continuous Improvement LLC.
Dr. Andrew Lux - Principal Consultant - Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Andrew Lux Ph.D. is an Operations and Technical leader with extensive experience in overseeing and directing global operations within Class II and Class III medical device and pharmaceuticals manufacturing firms. His expertise ranges in leading business transformations (turnarounds), coordinating and leading strategic acquisition, business development transactions and revenue growth strategies for startup and midsized companies. His background is in directing companies ranging from start-ups to multimillion-dollar global business, including divisions for Johnson & Johnson, GE, Medtronic, Baxter, and others. He is skilled at building new operational infrastructures or turning around underperforming facilities to drive exceptional growth for expansions or position for acquisition. He has successfully implemented world-class manufacturing programs using Lean Six Sigma processes at J&J, Medtronic, GE and Baxter. Because of his technical background he has been repeatedly sought out to help maximize operational performance within engineering, quality, and operations functions. He has taught Courses in Operations Management, Statistics, Material Science, Lean Six Sigma, Business Development & Entrepreneurship. Andrew has MS and PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MBA from Case Western Reserve University, and a BS from Cleveland State University. He holds certifications as Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Quality Systems Manager.
RC Caldwell - Principal Consultant - Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt
RC has over thirty years of management, engineering, and manufacturing experience from Johnson & Johnson, General Motors, Goodrich Aerospace, Cintas, and Sinclair Community College in the United States, Europe, Mexico, Canada, and China. He led the Global Supplier Excellence Partner Development group that resolves critical quality and capacity problems at strategic suppliers while saving Johnson & Johnson $27 million per year. His expertise is in assisting and guiding companies with the transformation of their organization to world-class excellence through product innovation, Lean Six Sigma improvements, and self-directed teams for superior products and services. He was an Associate Industrial Engineering Technology Professor at Sinclair Community College for eight years. RC is certified as a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Six Sigma Black Belt, and Lean Sensei. He has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and a Master of Science in Human Factors Engineering from Wright State University.
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