Mark Ryan

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Mark Ryan has a demonstrated track record of training, mentoring and inspiring individuals to work as members of productive and cohesive teams. Mark is passionate about helping others achieve peak performance and exceed goals by means of implementing cutting edge business strategies and evoking associate engagement.

With over eight years of professional experience in Lean Six Sigma, Mark has been instrumental in implementing over 130 Kaizen events to help small and large companies yield higher production and efficiencies while maintaining or improving quality. Mark began his Lean journey when he was selected for the unique opportunity to be trained and coached by Toyota Senseis. From there, he went on to implement Lean on the ground level in two national organizations. Additionally, Mark holds a Black Belt certification from Purdue University and has formal training in the tools and strategies of Lean Six Sigma including: DMAIC, DMADV, DFSS, visual management, 5S, continuous improvement (Kaizen), go and see (Genchi Genbutsu), built-in quality (Jidoka), load-leveling (Hijunka), and eliminating wastes (Muda).

Mark has been contracted to facilitate workshops about Lean Six Sigma and offers a Yellow and Green Belt workshop courses with certification. His unique approach to course materials, hands-on exercises, and the ability to convey complex principles in a simple manner is what makes his solution stand out.

Selected Career Highlights

  • ~$30MM reduction in expenditures in 2 years by waste reduction efforts
  • ~$10MM reduction in 3rd party sublet expenditures
  • Led over 130 Kaizen events for organizational continuous improvements
  • Spearheaded transition to centralized reconditioning utilizing lean principles

 

December 7, 2014

"I recently completed a 4 day workshop on LSS with Mark. As a learning expert, Mark did several things at an expert level for adult learners: 1) sequenced the content into manageable and logical chunks, 2) communicated and emphasized the WIIFM, and 3) allowed for ample practice and interaction. He is an excellent facilitator and I highly recommend Mark for other LSS workshops without hesitation. As a CLSS practitioner, his knowledge and expertise was demonstrated throughout the workshop."

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