Author Archives: Richard Herget
About Richard Herget
A lean leader and former plant manager, Rich Herget came to TBM in 2004 with nearly three decades experience in manufacturing.
brings to TBM expertise in Design for LeanSigma, specifically in the areas of plant layout, work cell design, and production preparation (2P).
Prior to joining TBM, Rich served as plant manager for the Batesville Casket Company, where he led two of the company's plants.
At Batesville, he also served as KPO manager, area manager, materials manager and production supervisor.
was instrumental in implementing one-piece flow in most areas, eliminating paper schedules and creating a pull system from shipping through raw-materials replenishment.
Rich began his lean education in the mid 1990s working with TBM, and has studied lean principles in Japan.
He is especially sought after for his skills in leading 5S implementation and shop floor kaizen events, as well as mentoring and coaching KPO personnel.
For a more detailed description of how hour-by-hour boards support ongoing problem solving and process improvement on plant floors, read Rich Herget's
briefing "Hour-by-Hour Boards: Faster Problem Solving the "Old School" Way."
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December 14, 2012
by Richard Herget.