Gwendolyn Galsworth, Ph.D., is a widely-recognized authority on workplace visuality. Over the past 30 years, she has nearly single-handedly codified the field and developed an array of robust visual and visual-lean methodologies.
Her research always takes place in the laboratory of actual company implementations, with all the rewards, challenges, and lessons that define long-lasting sustainable success.
• Engineering Offices
• Marketing/Sales/Customer Service
• Military Depots
Her long list of successful visual clients includes: Lockheed-Martin, Hamilton Standard, Pratt & Whitney, Hitchcock Industries, Royal Nooteboom Trailers/Holland, Trailmobile/Canada, Parker Denison, Harris Corp., Seton Name Plate, Rolls-Royce/UK, TVS Sundaram Clayton/India, Crompton Greaves/India, Sears Home Services, United Electric Controls, and Wilson Transformers/Australia.
Galsworth has written seven books--the two most recent are winners of the coveted Shingo Prize for Research:
• Visual Workplace-Visual Thinking (Shingo Award)
• Work That Makes Sense: Operator-Led Visuality (Shingo Award)
• Visual Systems: Harnessing the Power of a Visual Workplace
• Smart Simple Design: Using Variety Effectiveness
• Visual Workplace-Visual Order Handbook
• Visual Workplace-Visual Order Instructor Guide
She is also author of the ten-DVD Visual Workplace/Visual Order Video System (English/Spanish) and the off-the-shelf VisualEdge Training Series. For more, visit: www.visualworkplace.com. Her award-winning books are available in print format in the US and Europe, and in Kindle formats worldwide on Amazon.
Galsworth holds a Ph.D. from Indiana University and has led study missions to some of the world’s finest companies, including in Japan. She is a frequent keynote speaker on visual systems, strategic leadership, and cultural conversions. When not on site with clients or teaching at the Institute, she can be found hiking—or working on her next book.
• Enterprise-wide Visual Conversions
• Leadership Coaching
• Cultural Alignment
• Implementing an Improvement Infrastructure
• Technologies of the Visual Workplace
• Visual-Lean Conversions
• Visual Order
• Visual Standards
• Visual Displays and Production Control Boards
• Visual Metrics
• Visual Leadership (Hoshin Kanri/Policy Deployment)
• Visual Guarantees (poka-yoke systems).
I am an experienced Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (process improvement), with over 15 years experience in a corporate environment. I am certified as a Master Black Belt through 6sigma.US, and Lean Master certified through Rockwell Collins.
I am currently speaking at conferences and organizations about how Lean and Six Sigma can be used to reduce environmental impacts, and I work to motivate experts to use their Lean and Six Sigma skills to help not-for-profit organizations.
While in college, I completed a bachelor’s degree in Statistics, and a master’s degree in Quality Management and Productivity from the University of Iowa.
I completed the SME Green Manufacturing Specialist Certificate, Senior Certified Sustainability Professional online program, USZWBC Zero Waste Business Associate (ZWBA) Certificate, and obtained a Certificate in Sustainability from the University of Iowa.
Jeffrey Miller is Founder and Managing Principal at Productivity Engineering Services LLC. He has over 25 years of extensive experience helping dozens of companies make their manufacturing, warehousing and supply chain operations leaner and more productive. Jeff helps companies align their strategy, material flow, work flow, and information flow to achieve a competitive advantage. He is highly skilled in all phases of operations design and reengineering projects including Initiation Study, Feasibility Study/Master Plan, Detail Planning/Bid Specifications, Implementation Support, Continuous Improvement and Training.
Jeff has taught numerous webinars and workshops on Supply Chain Management, Lean Manufacturing and Industrial & Systems Engineering. He also provides coaching, education and training to small and midsize Manufacturing and Logistics Organizations in the Supply Chain centric Supplier Development and Performance Certification system called the Corporate Mentoring Program (CMP). The CMP Education and Training System is offered through Diverse Manufacturing Supply Chain Alliance (DMSCA) and is based on the world’s leading supply chain framework; The Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR®) model.
Prior to launching Productivity Engineering Services LLC, Jeffrey held various engineering and management positions with Production Modeling Corporation, DEC Engineering, Inc., and General Motors where he developed and implemented creative solutions to manufacturer’s productivity and process improvement challenges.
Jeffrey is a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) in Michigan. He is Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) by APICS, a Certified SCOR Professional (SCOR-P) by the Supply Chain Council (SCC), Certified in Lean Manufacturing by the University of Michigan College of Engineering Center for Professional Development, certified in the BasicMOST Work Measurement Systems by H.B. Maynard and Company/Accenture and MODAPTS Predetermined Motion Time System by the International MODAPTS Association.
Jeff attended the University of Michigan where he earned both a Masters and a Bachelors of Science degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering. Jeffrey graduated at the top of his class in his Masters Degree program and was awarded the “Outstanding Graduate Student” award from the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department. He was also elected into Alpha Pi Mu, the Industrial Engineering Honor Society.
Jeffrey is a member of several professional associations, including the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE), APICS the Professional Association for Supply Chain Management, Michigan Society of Professional Engineers (MSPE), National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), and The International MODAPTS Association. Jeff is past President of the MSPE Fairlane Chapter and served many years on the Board of Directors. In 1995 he won nomination for the “Young Engineer of The Year” and in 1998 the “Engineer of the Year” awards.