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Six Sigma Continuous Improvement

South Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53172, United States
January 19, 2018

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*** **** ****** ***. • Milwaukee, WI 53207 • • (414) ***-****

EDUCATION B.S. – Industrial and Management Engineering

Montana State University

Certificate in Black Belt Six Sigma

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


An innovative change agent and lean thinker with 15 years’ experience in Continuous Improvement Methodology and tools with demonstrated expertise in leading Lean Six Sigma projects to create and influence opportunities for productivity improvements throughout the organization.

Design and create Train the Trainer materials for Green Belt Six Sigma program and train, coach, and challenge process owners in the use of Lean Manufacturing and DMAIC, DFSS tools.

Highly knowledgeable in cost reduction programs and cycle time reduction such as TPM, VSM, SMED and 5S using quick and easy Kaizen mindset.


2012-Present SMTIHFIELD FOODS (2012-Present)

Production supervisor II

Leads and manages eight production lines and 90 production associates and support teams.

Coordinates quality improvement applications within the division. Initiates best practices in quality, services and efficiency for the division.

Responsible for ensuring product and process quality meets or exceeds established standards and compliance with state and federal regulations and leading continuous improvements initiatives using 6S tools. (Increase GMP participation from 65% to 100%).

Increases safety factors from 75% to 98% through safety awareness programs, maintains safety record for the division at 100% free accidents by employing measurable and sustainable 6S principles and creating ownership programs.

Ensured that HACCP standards are achieved and control documents are completed in a timely manners.

Increased product yields from 65% to 88% and eliminated defects by implementing best practice projects such as standardization and on line process visualization (OLPV).

Participated in monthly plant safety, division GMP auditing as well as SQF auditing as a part of continuous improvement programs and accreditation initiatives.


production supervisor

Lead the second and third shift production staff, maintenance, quality control, shipping and sanitation and provide coaching and directions by establishing personal goals and performance management.

Facilitate 6S tools and an effective TPM projects using daily mini-Kaizen meetings eliminated 5-losses 1) decreased equipment break down by 10%, 2)decreased re-work and products on hold from 100,000lbs to 15,000 3)Reduced number of accidents by focusing on safety training 4) eliminated mini stoppages to only change over and 5) Reduced machine speeds.

Developed a matrix and executed projects using advanced statistical and lean tool, principles and processes to deliver results and align projects to corporate operating goals and objectives.

Created basis for continuous improvements Mind-Set using Kaizen techniques, employee empowerment and employee engagement problem solving from 25% to 100%.



Manage a team of production associates, lead four distribution facilities, and managed the performance standards requirement OTIF (On-Time in Full).

Acted as a change agent to facilitate lean six sigma projects includes TQM, Kaizen and JIT.

Lead Lean Six Sigma project resulted in cost reduction and delivery cycle time a total savings of over one million dollars first year and $325,000 in lost products and mishandling.

Improved In-bound/Out bound standards by creating quarterly vendors Kaizen events and improved customer relations.

Identified ways to eliminate congestion, including wrapping 20 percent of pallets manually to eliminate time at the wrapping station.



Manage, lead item and image processing operation and distribution center for Associated Bank

Improved and streamlined processes and system and ensuring compliance with all corporate policies for 200 branches in the region.


221 West Alvina Ave. • Milwaukee, WI 53207 • • (414) ***-****

Delivered significant measurable cost savings and maintained KPI monitoring activities for workers engaged in processing and transporting products and equipment.

Successfully completed the implementation and conversion of 200 branches from paper processing into Image processing resulted in $300,000 yearly.



Assisted associates, and customers in data processing and data migrations with accurate nightly balancing from 75% to 100% and savings of over $1,000, 000 per year.

Provided support for programming staff to facilitate testing and implementation of new software

Developed procedures for various payment services areas to streamline operations and track processing errors.

Analyzed Imported and Exported on line data using Advanced Financial System (AFS) to ensure accurate daily deposit for financial institutions and Federal Reserve Bank.


SAP – PROD-TRACK SYSTEM (equipment downtime tracking system) – AutoCAD - Microsoft Programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Microsoft outlook E-Mail) Lotus notes. Minitab, QI-Macros.

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