Senior Coach and Chief Engineer, Operations
Lean Enterprise Institute
Bryant, 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 coach and manufacturing leader, Bryant focuses on creating and managing resource strategies to launch new operations and products while achieving operational excellence. As LEI’s chief engineer, operations, he leads the development of learning experiences that enhance operations leaders’ lean knowledge and capabilities while advancing the lean thinking and practice body of knowledge. Through this work and coaching, he helps them better understand the work processes they oversee and adopt the mindset and behaviors that help them more effectively — and respectfully — lead work teams to practice continuous improvement that helps achieve organizational objectives.
Bryant has experience in teaching and helping organizations apply TPS principles in various 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.