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Matt Albin, Lean Leader, Amway Corporation

The Leaning Edge
July 11, 2017 10:00 AM

matt albin.jpgDebra talks with Matt about lean product development methods to transform your innovation process. 

That will be the topic of his Active Learning Session while at the 7th Annual Michigan Lean Consortium Conference - Achieving True North: Lead-Engage-Accelerate-Now in Traverse City in August.

Matt has worked at Amway for 12 years in procurement, supply chain management and continuous improvement in roles around the globe.  His current focus is reducing product development lead-time through the adoption of new thinking, systems and tools.  His passion is helping others develop Lean thinking and behaviors to improve their work satisfaction and results.  Prior to Amway Matt worked in the Chemical and Automotive industries. He is a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology and an MBA in Supply Chain Mgmt and Leadership from Michigan State University. 

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The Leaning Edge, hosted by Debra Levantrosser, she speaks with leaders, implementers and believers in the lean philosophy to share their successes and struggles in hopes that they will help others in their lean journey.

The show focuses on the fact that lean is a mindset and a culture, not a set of process improvement tools, and shows how this approach can make your city, state and country an even stronger and more successful, stable place one organization at a time and one person at a time.

The “Lean” philosophy refers to engaging and involving all levels of employees in development of ideas to provide value to customers by aiming for high quality, low cost and short lead time. A specific kind of leadership style is seen in successful lean organizations which includes rewarding experimentation and developing people into problem solvers.

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