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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.
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 The Phoenix Group in the United States, Europe, Mexico, Canada, and China. He led the Global Supplier Excellence 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 Engineering from Wright State University.
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