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Patrick Ferguson

Patrick has over 12 years of experience functioning as an expert in business improvement. He is an accomplished trainer and implementation specialist in: Profit Improvement, Management by Data, Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, Quality Systems, Waste Analysis and Countermeasures, Program Management, Operations Management, Cost Reduction, Product Development, and Visual Factory/5S. Patrick has completed over 100 formal projects in 20 U.S. states and six countries. His projects have yielded over $50 Million in certified economic impact. He authored a reference book about business improvement tools, The Science of Business Improvement: Visual Management by Data for Profit Maximization and co-authored a complete ISO TS: 16949 Operating System (automotive supplier level) with visual compliance mapping. His industry experience includes industrial, consumer goods, durable goods, automotive, health care, distribution, electronics, computer hardware, and medical. Patrick’s background includes being a published scientist in metallurgy, a product engineer and inventor, and manufacturing operations manager. His corporate career includes Senior Engineer and Cost Reduction Program Specialist for Newell-Rubbermaid. (B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University)