Alan received his introduction to lean when he worked for 13 years in the Service Parts Logistics Division of Toyota. During his tenure, he has been responsible for on-going training, development, and implementation of Lean methods throughout the supply chain. He implemented the first regional rollout of JIT deliveries to the dealership level and helped design and develop the operational procedures for a new Toyota distribution center using an automated warehouse control system and integrating material handling equipment into operational processes. Alan received top honors at 1997 North American Kaizen Conference and was selected to represent North America at 1998 Kaizen World Cup in Japan. Alan currently aids companies implementing lean through Lean Quest.