Lean Coach, Lean Enterprise Institute
Bryant Sanders, a recent retiree from Toyota Motor North America (TMNA), has 25 years of experience in accessory development, supplier development, quality, logistics, production operations, and Toyota Production System (TPS) deployment. While at TMNA and working with the Toyota Production System Support Center and Operations Management Development Division, he learned firsthand the importance of focusing on people as the center of TPS’s management philosophy and technical practices.
As a manufacturing leader, his focus has been on creating and managing resource strategies to launch new operations/products while achieving operational excellence.
He has experience in teaching and helping organizations apply TPS principles in an array of industries including, but not limited to manufacturing, healthcare, and construction, achieving meaningful results to ensure customer satisfaction, cost reductions, and human capability development.
In addition to being a lean coach at LEI, he is an adjunct instructor of Supply Chain Management and Six Sigma Quality Control at Cincinnati State Technical College.