Lean Operations

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

Automotive

Implemented lean operations at a Brazilian automotive manufacturing plant.

Energy

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.

Technology

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:​

Episode
30

Speed in Lean Operations

Larry Oglesby

Episode
60

Lean Operations

Joachim Fischer

Episode
166

Lean Operations

Mark Minukas

Insights on lean operations from our members:

March 7, 2021
Caroline R Taich Thought Leadership

How to Become a Champion of Change

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

March 6, 2021
Ian Tidswell Thought Leadership

An Informative Infographic on Pricing

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

March 5, 2021
Susan Meier 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

How to get started

1

Tell us about your project

2

Interview candidates

(We’ll provide bios within 48 hours on average)

3

Select your consultant and start work

Find a lean operations consultant

or email us at: inquiry@umbrex.com