Partner Capabilities and Experience:
Ken brings extensive operational experience in product supply operations over several consumer product categories. During his career Ken has managed Manufacturing operations in North America, and continuously led manufacturing improvement and breakthrough operational strategies.
Partner Industry Experience:
Prior to joining The Partnering Group, Ken enjoyed a 33-year career with Procter & Gamble, Gillette, and HNI achieving extensive experience in manufacturing, engineering, supply network operations. Ken has also consulted with the INCITO and LCL Consulting groups with great success.
During Ken’s career with Gillette/P&G Ken was responsible for Operations at the North American Oral Care Operations. Initially Ken led the site through its Lean Transformation using Lean/Pull fundamentals and then took the lead to transition to Procter and Gamble’s IWS (Integrated Work Systems). Through this work the site is now recognized among the best in Procter and Gamble delivering world-class results in customer service, safety, quality, productivity, cost savings, morale and OEE.
Areas of Expertise:
- Manufacturing Lean Operational excellence
- Continuous Improvement process, Kaizen Events
- 5S, Visual factory
- Kanban/Pull Systems, Value Stream Mapping
- Total Productive Maintenance
- Rapid Changeover Process and Improvement
- Leadership Development, Organization Design