Joseph L. Coffman
- 12+ years experience as professional manager
- Holistic approach to Continual Improvement and Lean Six Sigma activities
- Integration of all employees into the culture of continual improvement
- Responsible for creation and rebirth of Lean Six Sigma initiatives in a variety of industries
- Execution of policy deployment and translation of objectives to all levels of workforce
- College instructor of Six Sigma and Project Management principles
- Organized, highly motivated problem solver
- Facilitation of project scoring and selection matrix for executive prioritization and decision making
- Future-minded strategic planning
- Mentor and leader for management and production associates
- Able to win respect of factory floor associates, technical staff, and executives alike
- Negotiation experience during program execution with contractors and vendors
- International consultant of Lean, Six Sigma, Project Management, and Continuous Process Improvement
- Proven ability to motivate all staff levels, from floor personnel to Chief Executives
- Able to direct complex projects from concept to fully operational status including development schedules and earned value reporting and analysis
- Goal-oriented with strong leadership capabilities
- Ability to help other business leaders achieve their area goals by ensuring projects are aligned with the strategic needs of the business and support their objectives
Relevant Experience and Accomplishments
- Successful deployment of Lean Production Systems, a.k.a. Toyota Production Systems at medium to large manufacturing organizations (1000 – 7000 employees)
- Achieved results consistently during Lean Six Sigma implementations
- Managed activities for Lean Coordinators, engineers, production managers and quality personnel during Lean Production System daily and weekly SQDEC roll-up meetings
- Facilitated Visual Factory development and deployment at various manufacturing locations
- Driver of Standard Work, making problems visible, kaizen improvements
- Institution of the 4 Production Rules:
- All production work should be highly specified in content, sequence, timing, and outcome.
- All customer-supplier connections must be direct, and there must be a completely unambiguous way to send requests and receive responses for materials or service.
- The pathway for every product and service must be simple and direct.
All improvements must be made using the scientific method under the guidance of a mentor/teacher at the lowest possible level in the organization.