Host Debra Levantrosser welcomes Laura Kempf Lean Champion (facilitator) at Truven Health Analytics,an IBM Company, to talk about leading lean transformation and practicing service leadership to drive change daily.
Since the beginning of Truven’s lean journey, she has been influencing the Lean Transformation at Truven by leading teams in monthly lean events using break through thinking to improve processes.
Kempf joined Truven Health Finance department in 2006 and held several positions including overseeing the accounting functions as sole Accounting Manager after being acquired by Veritas Capital. As Director of Government Finance, she led teams to transform their current order to cash system to a government accounting system, a feat Government auditors remarked later as impossible.
Prior to Truven Health, she worked in engineering and manufacturing roles.
Kempf received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Purdue and an MBA from University of Chicago. Additionally, she attended Goethe Institute while living in Frankfurt, Germany.
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