Lean Six Sigma and Affordability for Continuous Improvement

Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2 p.m. Eastern time | Register now

Presenter: Paul Odomirok, CEO, Performance Excellence Associates

Affordability is about the integration of value, customer, and cost. Lean Six Sigma provides a foundation of tools, techniques, and methods for the application of affordability.  The pursuit of affordability involves increasing speed and responsiveness, improving quality and reliability, while decreasing cost and price.  Lean Six Sigma provides the mean for accomplishing the mission.  

For the past 30 years, Paul Odomirok has been involved in several careers from academia to corporate leadership to consulting. In his "first career," he taught mathematics and computer science at all levels of learning, from pre-school to post doctorate. He was even involved in designing graduate level curriculum at the University of South Carolina as an adjunct professor. His second career began in 1985 with NCR. Beginning as a senior programmer analyst, he was promoted to manager - software development, product manager, manager – product management, corporate strategic planner for banking, director – retail systems product integration, director of quality, and corporate coach. During his time in corporate America, he experienced the NCR/AT&T merger, and was responsible, as a director of quality, for the cultural transformation and change leadership for the Retail Systems Division Organization in Duluth, Georgia. He left NCR/AT&T in 1995 to pursue a consulting career, in the areas of lean, leadership, team development, strategy, structure, systems and organization performance. Over the past 10 years, he has worked with more than 30 companies in service, government, manufacturing, and healthcare on over 50 different performance improvement and lean related projects and programs. Some of his clients include Anixter, Motorola, GM, Harland, and Sodexho Services. Most recently he has provided lean assistance to companies including: Northrop Grumman, LXE, CNA Insurance, Fibervisions, Delaval, Perkins-Will, Care Logistics, Medivators, Med American, Sparton and the Georgia Hospital Association.