Daniel WeigelConsultant As a lean teacher for The Lean Center and Freudenberg-NOK, Mr. Weigel coaches and educates clients in lean manufacturing techniques including Value Stream Mapping, cellular layout, quick changeover, error proofing, pull systems and visual factory methods.With more than 10 years' experience working with experts in lean manufacturing, he has conducted more than 200 continuous improvement projects in companies including Ford, Michigan Automotive Compressor, Inc. (MACI), Tenneco, Masco Tech, Inc., Delco Remy America, Echlin, Flexfab Horizons, Inc., Longwood Elastomers and Freudenberg-NOK.
Some of his
outstanding achievements with employers include:
• Introduced a lean manufacturing system resulting in a 44% improvement in productivity, 73% reduction in work-in-process, 74% reduction in set-up time, 70% reduction in lead time, 52% reduction in travel distance, and 36% improvement in space utilization.
...Prior to joining The Lean Center, Mr. Weigel worked as a Corporate GROWTTH Manager for Freudenberg-NOK.He has also worked as a lean practitioner with more than 20 companies and as a Senior Advisor to WINOC (Work In Northeast Ohio).Mr. Weigel holds a bachlor's degree in Business Management from Spring Arbor College in Spring Arbor, MI.He is certified as a Lean Systems Master Black Belt through the Freudenberg-NOK Lean Systems Certification Program.He
has led the effort to help plants win the prestigious Shingo Prize.He
is also a 5-time winner of MACI's kaizen competition and a winner of Dale Carnegie's Highest Achievement Award.