Tim McMahon

Tim McMahon is a Lean implementation leader, author, blogger, and founder of ALeanJourney.com. As a Lean practitioner, Tim brings more than 20 years of leadership experience implementing Lean manufacturing. rained by disciples of the Toyota Production System, he worked in a Shingo Prize winning facility. He has held a number of leadership positions within operations management, Lean, and quality disciplines of innovative high tech manufacturing companies. Tim has a passion for teaching problem solving skills, Lean philosophy, and quality improvement methods by actively learning, thinking and engaging people.

Tim is the founder and lead contributor of A Lean Journey Blog which was started in 2009. ALeanJourney.com is dedicated to providing knowledge and expertise to make your Lean journey in pursuit of “True North” successful. This valuable resource features a Lean Quote of the Week and Daily Lean Tips, among other popular series, to enhance your learning and knowledge of Lean.

By drawing on his knowledge and experience, Tim co-authored The Lean Handbook: A Guide To The Bronze Certification Body Of Knowledge (ASQ Quality Press), in 2012. This single reference guide will enhance your knowledge for the Lean certification program of SME, AME, ASQ, and the Shingo Prize as a whole and give you a more holistic look at Lean.

He has a Bachelor of Science Degree from The University of Massachusetts in Chemical Engineering. Among his other accomplishments, he holds a Lean Certification and a Six Sigma Black Belt from Central Connecticut State University, Lean Bronze Certification from Society of Manufacturing Engineers, a Master Lean Six Sigma Black Belt from the Management and Strategy Institute, and is a Shingo Institute Alumni.

Tim and his wife live in Massachusetts with their three children. He has passion for ice hockey and serves on the executive board of the Massachusetts Hockey as Secretary. He has held the role of President for the Greater Springfield League, Director of Communications for Westfield Youth Hockey and is currently a Level 5 recognized USA Hockey Coach.

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