About the Presenter

Mr. Ron Crabtree, CPIM, CIRM, CSCP, MLSSBB is president of MetaOps, Inc., - a training and consulting firm that specializes in strategic business transformation. He is an internationally recognized expert and author in cutting-edge business process improvement methodologies.

He serves as adjunct faculty for the University of San Francisco in Supply Chain Management and for Villanova University developing and teaching Lean Six Sigma and other programs (more at www.villanovau.com).

Mr. Crabtree publishes a free weekly ezine at www.operationalexcellenceedge.com. Mr. Crabtree writes the “Lean Culture” Department in APICS Magazine for APICS, The Association for Operations Management (www.APICS.org); the global leader and premier source of the body of knowledge in operations management. He also writes a regular column in MiBiz on Lean Six Sigma in Human Resources – available on line at: www.mibiz.com

In addition to a BA in Management and Organizational Development, Crabtree is certified through APICS, the Educational Society for Resource Management, as certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), certified in Integrated Resource Management (CIRM) and Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) and is a Master Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (MLSSBB). Currently, Crabtree serves as a Director-at-Large for the Greater Detroit Chapter of APICS.

Crabtree has completed hundreds of process improvement projects generating countless millions of dollars in bottom line results in every functional area of large and small organizations including finance related, marketing & sales, operations, supply chain, engineering process improvement, and project management. Industries with significant personal experience include financial/insurance, all types of manufacturing, automotive, software products and related services, retail operations, governmental, medical services and healthcare.

Crabtree has thousands of hours of experience in front of large and small diverse audiences, such as software user groups, APICS, SME, IDGA, SAE, PMA, IIE, SAVE, ISM/NAPM, PMI, MSED, CPA Societies, ASQ, PIA/GATF, AME, DBM, TEC, and many others.

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