Steve successfully built TPS/Lean practices for growing organizations. He integrates Improvement efforts, enabling "Every staff member, to improve every important measure, every day!" After helping build Lean teams at the Engineering Services Group and Optiprise (Jeff Liker's consulting firm), Steve developed a prior company's Gov/Military Lean Six Sigma Practice Area, growing revenue to a $25MM backlog before its spin-off. His desire to help transform healthcare processes drove Steve to create a prior company's Healthcare Lean Six Sigma Practice Area. He built the practice to 36+ clients with 7 full-time Senior Healthcare Coaches, becoming a thought-leader nationally. How? He uses a simple, 3-pronged strategy:
1. Training the Minds - Learning to Transform & Think Lean:
Steve uses his arsenal of slides and modules to quickly develop tailored courses. These courses employ one or more of his 30+ hands-on simulations, involve the participant's own projects during training, and get them out of their chairs more than half the time. Transformational rapid cycle projects and Idea Huddles are required to immediately hard-wire what was learned.
2. Linking the C-level, Strategy and Human Capital:
While at JCI, Steve experienced Hoshin Kanri modeled in an excellent way by Toyota and Nissan. He helped adapt these principles to multiple industries to deploy their strategy. He then helps link and align all projects, CI efforts, huddle boards and staff to achieve breakthrough results! Today, Steve is using Hoshin to align goals and efforts for all 41,000 associates at his organization from the CEO all the way UP to front-line staff.
3. Lean Management Systems-building (LMS):
Steve helps organizations unleash the Power of ideas - thousands of them daily and weekly by building LMS and daily Idea Huddles. His current org implemented over 300k Ideas in FY17 alone! Pick up a copy of his latest book The Power of Ideas to see what this exciting new development is all about.
"The only way to truly learn lean/TPS is by actually doing it. Steve relates his own learning struggles, which helped him understand and implement the principles of lean."
- Jim Huntzinger, founder and President of Lean Accounting Summit, TWI Summit, and Lean and Green Summit