The Lean Solutions Podcast: The Right Kind of Problem Solving with Lee Campe

In this episode, I talk with Lee Campe about some of his favorite problem solving examples. This is Lee’s second time on the show. Previously, in episode 56, we discussed how to maintain a high standards in Lean and Six Sigma. Today, we talked about his experiences in problem solving with many different industries.

What you’ll learn in this episode:

  • Are PDCA and A3 the same as 6 Sigma?
  • What’s the best way to identify the 8th form of waste?
  • Do we still need a team of people to do a project?
  • Why does a continuous improvement program often fail?
  • What then are the tips for a successful roll out?

About the Guest:

Lee Campe, is the President of Performance Excellence Inc. He is a Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt. Lee is a proven Lean Six Sigma deployment leader with a wide array of expertise in all facets of business and Continuous Improvement. He also is one of the few instructors with extensive experience in Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) and Innovation through design thinking. Lee also served as a US Army Ranger.

Prior to starting Performance Excellence, Lee was a Master Black Belt (MBB) for the Home Depot, where he was responsible for coaching employees and mentoring projects across the US. Projects Lee mentored provided the company with over $200 million in savings. Prior to the Home Depot, Lee was the Vice President and Master Black Belt for JP Morgan Chase in New York. His responsibilities included coaching and training Champions, Black Belts, Green Belts, and management in the DMAIC and DFSS methodologies. During his tenure, Lee trained over 100 Champions and mentored three enterprise-wide projects that identified over $20 Million in potential savings. As an MBB and Director at Cordis Corporation, a $1.3 billion Johnson and Johnson company, Lee was responsible for driving the implementation of Six sigma companywide. Charged with the goal of making Six Sigma part of the corporate culture, Lee was ultimately responsible for saving the company over $6 million annually. He also built the company’s transactional Six Sigma curriculum; developed the Six Sigma projectdatabase using DFSS for all of Johnson and Johnson; and trained and certified a J&Jacquisition in Haifa, Israel.

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