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Lean Management Experience

United States
November 01, 2009

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PHILLIP A. LEDBETTER *** Lake Tower Dr #*

Lexington, KY 40502

Home: 859-***-****

Cell: 859-***-****


Work Experience

TEREX CRANES, Waverly, IA 10/7 - 1/09

One of the world’s leading industrial equipment manufacturers.

Group Leader

-Responsible for implementation of all aspects of TPS into the manufacturing environment.

AAMCO TRANSMISSIONS, Lexington, KY 2004 - 2007

A leading national transmission repair franchise company also offering complete car care and repairs direct to consumers.


TOYOTA MOTOR MANUFACTURING, Georgetown, KY 1988 – 2004

One of the world’s leading automotive manufacturers.

Group Leader, Body Weld 4/1989 – 2/2004

Team Leader, Body Weld 2/1988 - 3/1989


-Strong practical, hands-on knowledge of the Toyota Production System and Lean Methods. Responsible for Safety, Quality, Productivity and Costs.

-TPS (Toyota Production System) Trainer.

-Responsible for standardized work, daily work schedules, manpower, performance evaluations, and team member training.

-QC Advisor.

-Responsible for process/machine preventative maintenance.

-Experience setting budgets. Monitored budget for department of 600 employees.

-Inventory Coordinator. Developed the standard work.

-Developed budgets, KPIs, statistical analysis, KAIZEN plans w/ layouts, visual controls, problem/countermeasure activities, 5S procedures, quality standards, back-up procedures, scrap reduction, and various safety initiatives. Familiar w/ ISO procedures.

-Set-up call systems utilizing the Kanban and Visual Controls.

-Experience w/ implementation and planning of new model and start-up processes.

-Franchise business Owner/Operator. Experience in hiring/firing, payroll, marketing, advertising, vendor/customer relations, and lease negotiation.

-At Terex, implemented Visual Control Systems.

-Led Plant Safety Committee

-Led new model Boom Truck Project model launch.

-Possess strong interpersonal, communication, organizational, and analytical skills.

-Experience managing in a strong team environment and in a strong union environment.

-Excellent problem solving and facilitation skills.

-Perfect Attendance for last 11 years at Toyota.


BS Business – Finance (’83) University of Kentucky

High School: Lexington Catholic High School


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