Meet Jack Reeder
Lean Transformation Strategist
Developing companies into competitive leaders in their local, national and global markets through Lean Transformation.
My Training and Experience
I began implementing Lean principles shortly after graduating from Oklahoma State University in Mechanical Engineering. I obtained my Professional Engineering license after a five-year training and experience tenure, and continued to learn Lean elements while gaining experience in management, design, machining, welding, metal forming and a six-year stint as a machine tool/capital equipment salesperson.
I started my journey in Lean manufacturing in 2000, where I performed introductory training, developed strategic plans for Lean implementation, instructed internal Lean facilitators on-site through coaching and mentoring, led improvement blitzes, trained teams in specific Lean tools, and transitioned companies to actual continuous improvement.
In 2013 I founded Kaizen Trek as a private consultant to better serve my clients in Tulsa, Oklahoma and the surrounding region with renewed enthusiasm and proficiency.
Let’s develop your company into a market leader.
What get's me up in the morning
I love seeing Oklahoma companies, their satellite plants and home offices become competitive on the world stage. My work allows me to contribute to the state I love by developing Oklahoma companies to maximize their profitability and potential.
A Japanese word that literally means “good change” has taken on the expanded definition of “continuous improvement” [CI]. CI is the foundation of the Toyota Production System, called Lean in the United States.
Lean Transformation is indeed a journey. There are many obstacles and pitfalls that an experienced leader can help you avoid.
Like any journey, you only stop once you’ve arrived at your destination
It’s a continuous journey toward improvement. But the results of Lean Transformation will begin to show in your financials within a few weeks. No one, not even the originators of the system, is there yet. Toyota began over 60 years ago, and they are still continuously improving while running a tremendously successful business.
Let’s get to work on your Lean Transformation.
Begin your journey to a Leaner company