Richard Lebovitz is a Partner at Streamline Strategy Japan and Managing Director of LeanDNA.
He is a manufacturing expert focused on implementing lean manufacturing conversions and deploying service-based applications to support Lean Manufacturing opertations.
unique experience bridges the world of shop-floor manufacturing and supply chain with on-demand analytical tool to support analysis and lean execution.
He has managed multi-disciplinary teams that have led lean conversion projects in the United States, Argentina, Africa, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Brazil, India, United Kingdom, Belgium, France and Germany that involved converting traditional enterprises to Lean manufacturing.
Winner of Shingo Prize
Mr. Lebovitz was the founder and CEO of Austin based Factory Logic, Inc. (acquired by SAP), which he started in 1997.
built Factory Logic into a leading provider of software that models the Toyota Production System, and won theShingo Prize for Manufacturing excellence in 2001.
Currently, Mr. Lebovitz serves as the Southwest Region Vice President at the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME), and is an Entrepreneur-In-Residence and Instructor for The University of Texas at Austin.
Prior to founding Factory Logic, Mr. Lebovitz was a partner in Management and Technology Japan (MTJ) for 7 years.
MTJ was founded in 1984 by a manufacturing partner at Japanese Management Association
who had also worked with Honda
MTJ specialized in total conversion from a traditional manufacturing approach to Lean/flow manufacturing.
Mr. Lebovitz has worked extensively in the auto industry as well as personal products, food, aerospace, textiles, electronics, consumer goods and heavy machinery.
Before joining MTJ, Mr. Lebovitz was the Director of Business Development for Teknekron Advanced Automation Systems.
This was a new division of Teknekron Corporation
focused on developing new manufacturing technologies for advanced process control and automation.
Mr. Lebovitz holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.