Lean Operations

Independent management consultants specializing in lean operations

Umbrex is the fastest, most reliable way to find the right independent management consultant for a lean operations project. Over 90% of our lean operations consultants are alums of McKinsey, Bain, or BCG. The majority also have lean operations experience in industry roles.

How we help clients with lean operations

Increase throughput, reduce cost, enhance quality

Deliver value to customers while reducing waste and delays

Improve efficiency and accuracy in HR, IT, Finance, and other functions

Lean operations experience at top firms such as:

Lean Management Consultant

Sr. Manager Lean Enterprise

Global Head of Lean and Quality

Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

Head of Lean and Operational Excellence

Manager, Operational Excellence

Director Lean Six Sigma

Global Lean Leader/Mgmt. Consultant

Lean & Continuous Improvement Team

Director of Operations, Lean, and Strategy

Industry examples of lean operations projects


Implemented lean operations at a Brazilian automotive manufacturing plant.


For a global renewable energy company, led an enterprise-wide lean continuous improvement initiative. Captured $150M of cost reductions.

Medical Devices

Improved productivity by 20% at a medical device company through a lean manufacturing initiative.

Metals & Mining

Led two Lean Six Sigma projects that delivered $5M in EBITDA for an Australian mining services company.


For a growth-phase healthcare technology company, captured 30% cost and efficiency gains through internal lean process redesign and workflow management software tools.

Waste Management

Led lean operations transformation for a leading recycling company in Norway. Reduced inventory by 82% and improved labor productivity by 31%.

What clients say

Insights on lean operations from our podcast:​


Speed in Lean Operations

Larry Oglesby


Lean Operations

Joachim Fischer


Lean Operations

Mark Minukas

Insights on lean operations from our members:

March 7, 2021
How to Become a Champion of Change Thought Leadership

How to Become a Champion of Change

Caroline Taich shares a  post on change and the skills you need...

March 6, 2021
An Informative Infographic on Pricing Thought Leadership

An Informative Infographic on Pricing

Ian Tidswell shares pricing information on creating and capturing value in...

March 5, 2021
Key Steps to Developing the Personal Brand  Thought Leadership

Key Steps to Developing the Personal Brand 

Susan Hamilton Meier was recently interviewed on The Whole Person Podcast...

Useful resources on lean operations recommended by our members

  • National Association of Corporate Directors
  • Society for Corporate Governance
  • International Corporate Governance Network
  • Business Roundtable
  • The Handbook of Board Governance: A Comprehensive Guide for Public, Private, and Not-for-Profit Board Members 2nd Edition
  • A Carver Policy Governance Guide, The Policy Governance Model and the Role of the Board Member 2nd Edition
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