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Tom Foco

Tom Foco

Tom’s 30+ years of manufacturing experience began with Fortune 100 electronics firms. As a Plant Manager, Supply Chain Manager, Director of Engineering and Lean Consultant, Tom has had the opportunity “to see” many factories in a variety of industries. His experience and clientele include electronic assembly and fabrication, composites, metal fabrication, aircraft manufacturing and many business processes. Tom’s background includes process flow, job shop manufacturing, set-up reduction, reducing engineering development time to market and business process re-engineering. Broadly capable, his training ranges from conducting shop floor kaizen’s to updating the Board of Directors; this provides him with the vision needed to establish a rapport teaching the shop floor worker or the executive manager.
Workshops Taught by Tom Foco
Transformational Leadership: An Experiential Program for Lean Leaders This 2.  5-day executive program uses experiential methodology to uncover the thinking that drives leaders’ behaviors. The program engages you in a realistic business simulation followed by a series of debriefs for reflection on your current leadership style and in order to help you develop a plan for moving toward a more effective lean leadership model. More »
Value-Stream Mapping for Manufacturing Learn how to use this fundamental initial step in a lean transformation to create the "blueprints" for applying other tools and targeting kaizen events most effectively. More »