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Kevin Klump, Senior Consultant

Lean/Process Improvement Consulting 1998 until present

Degrees Electrical and Industrial Engineering

Lean Sensei Certification

Sandler Sales Certification

OMG Sales Certification

Six Sigma Certification

ISO Auditor Certification

Project Management Certification

AFE Certification

NIST Certification


Some Specific Accomplishments:

  • > 600 Percent process cycle time reduction
  • > $18 million dollar actual saving one project
  • > 74 Percent improvement in first time quality
  • > 60 Increase in Sales from applying Lean to Sales Processes
  • > 40 Reduction in Product Introduction Cycle Time
  • > 30 Increase in Clients Market share
  • Customized SMED program that reduced changeover time from 24 hours to 3.5 hours and increased first day after changeover efficiency by > 40 percent


General Experience Overview:

  • Multi-site Lean and Six Sigma Mentoring - ongoing Coaching/mentoring of Lean and TPS methodologies/thinking
  • Startup of several companies aligning all processes with the Lean processes
  • Implemented global Lean Strategic planning to support the Corporate strategy and direction.
  • Applying Lean improvements to software development and testing processes
  • Applying Lean improvements to administrative areas - sales, marketing and R&D processes, engineering.
  • Multiple company Lean transformation implementations including developing internal Lean Leaders to support and drive Lean throughout.
  • Certifying staff at different levels of Lean expertise required to sustain the ongoing Lean implementation – Black, Green, Yellow, White.
  • Customized training and implementation programs to suit the clients’ unique needs • Multiple published articles and speaker at conferences
  • Leading Value Stream Mapping projects and developing internal VSM experts.
  • Developed and Implemented Lean Service Excellence for Healthcare
  • Trained staff on various Lean tools and concepts including - dashboards, process visualization through Value Stream Mapping, setting up Standard processes, effective problem solving, kaizen facilitation, mistake proofing, 5S, Visual Controls, value stream management/organization and hoshin kanri (strategy deployment).
  • Engage staff for transforming the culture within an organization.
  • Led Lean transformations in a variety of environments, both public and private sectors – manufacturing, government, service, healthcare, financial, small to large enterprises.


Partial List of Clients:

Microsoft, Mylan Pharma, Senior Aerospace, Northrop Grumman, Boston Scientific, Wells Fargo, CIT Bank, Wachovia, Abbott Labs, Baxter, Merck, Intermedics, Flight Craft, Parkway Products, Trane, Lord Corp, Invistics, Nestle, ConAgra, Barilla, Saint Gobain, RL Poke, EBI, Objective Management Group, Parsons & Associates, City of Greensboro, CM Global Partners, etc.

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