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Joel Gross

Joel Gross

Senior Manager, Global Services Continuous Improvement and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Sanofi
joel.gross@merck.com

Joel is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and change agent with extensive experience leading global continuous improvement initiatives with a validated financial impact of more than $400 million. He is highly skilled in applying, teaching, and mentoring the Lean, Six Sigma, Design for Six Sigma, and Change Execution Management methodologies in manufacturing and transactional business process environments. Joel's expertise is in continuous improvement strategy development, Lean management system design, kaizen event facilitation, standardized work implementation, statistical analysis, and experimental design. He is also an experienced process engineer with extensive background authoring and defending regulatory filings and complex technical analyses in a highly-regulated industry. Read more from Joel at TheKaiZone.com.

Articles by Joel Gross
Why Skill-Based Learning is Harder Than You Think
Lean practitioner Joel Gross explains why skill-based learning (like learning how to problem solve using PDSA) requires active, hands-on practice with consistent, meaningful, and timely feedback from an outside source. More »
Think Like Judoka
"Resistance in an organization can be a daunting foe to even the most highly skilled Lean practitioners," writes Joel Gross. We can overcome it, however, if we think like judoka. What parallels do you see between Lean and the martial art of judo? More »