Lean Six Sigma Institute
Luis Socconini is the director of the Lean Six Sigma Institute, a business consulting and training firm in Chula Vista, CA. He is the author of numerous books in English and Spanish, including Lean Six Sigma Management System: Breakthrough Results Step by Step; Lean Six Sigma Management System for Leaders; and, most recently, Lean Manufacturing Step by Step, which was published in May 2021. Prior to founding the institute in 1998, Socconini worked as a small business development consultant for the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School; a process engineer for Grolsch Brewery in Holland; and a manufacturing engineer for IBM Mexico. He holds master’s degree in productivity and quality and a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and manufacturing systems from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Studies. He is working on a doctoral degree strategic leadership and business consulting from Regent University
Lean manufacturing has revolutionized how companies make and deliver products and manage supplier relationships. The methodology has expanded well beyond the automotive industry to include every industry covered by ASSEMBLY magazine and beyond. At the start of this century, just 18 percent of companies in discrete manufacturing industries and 4 percent in process manufacturing industries considered themselves to be “lean” operations. Today, 90 percent of manufacturers in both discrete and process industries are lean. No matter where your company is on its lean journey, this webinar will provide insights to improve efficiency and eliminate waste.