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Dodd Starbird

As the Managing Partner for Implementation Partners LLC, Dodd leads transformational strategy and performance change efforts for a diverse set of clients, tailoring each client’s journey toward a culture of excellence. Implementation Partners exists to inspire and enable every leader to transform their organizations by giving every employee a chance to contribute their best work on an engaged, sustainable, winning team.

James Starbird

A certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, James specializes in driving process improvement efforts by combining business operations and IT strategy to create holistic solutions. He has worked in the public and private sectors in technology (SaaS), consumer products, and distribution logistics industries.
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How can i use Lean Six Sigma to streamline my aftermarket automotive business and influence other businesses that we work with?

I’m working in an aftermarket automotive parts shop. We supply parts to mechanics and garages. The garages have taken to only ordering the parts when the car is in the shop even though they may be aware of what it needs a few days in advance. How can i use Lean Six Sigma to streamline…
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How do I identify new work groups (departments) who want to implement Lean levers in their process?

There are two main ways to identify groups or departments who want to implement Lean.  In keeping with the Lean philosophy, let’s call them “Push” and “Pull”! Push:  Often, an organization or division will decide to proceed with Lean due to some “burning platform” of need to change, potentially as senior leaders look to improve…
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