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Senior Lean Transformation Consultant

Christopher Chapman

Christopher Chapman, MML, LSSBB, is a Senior Lean Transformation Consultant with extensive experience across a broad range of industries including manufacturing, healthcare, and higher education.

Chris has more than 20 years of leadership, management, quality engineering, and lean process improvement experience from Delphi, Kodak, Center for Excellence in Lean Enterprise (CELE) at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) Consortium, Purdue University, and Chapman Lean Enterprise (CLE). Chris has developed and delivered lean training workshops, facilitated hundreds of rapid improvement events (kaizens), trained and coached Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt students, and provided consultation to businesses in the U.S. and abroad.

To improve equity outcomes in the workplace, Chris has pioneered an innovative value stream analysis methodology that combines lean with diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) principles. Chris earned a Diversity and Inclusion certificate from Cornell University.

He has written articles and blogs for leading trade publications such as Quality Progress/American Society for Quality (ASQ), Industrial Engineer/Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), Occupational Hazards, and the Lean Post/Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI).


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