As a student and practitioner of the Toyota Production System, Michele has gained hands-on experience helping companies apply lean in shop and office environments in a variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace, distribution, consumer products, machine building, cut and sew, and printing. Michele is also a faculty trainer for The University of Michigan's Center for Professional Development and Ford Motor Company's Lean Resource Center. Michele was the lean manufacturing program manager for the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center and prior to that a materials planner and continuous improvement coordinator for a tier-two automotive supplier. She currently aids companies implementing lean through MMc Associates.
Workshops Taught by Michele McLaughlin