Brian McKibben

Brian McKibben is a founding partner of The Cumberland Group – Chicago. He has 30 years of experience in management and operations planning, helping business teams reduce waste, improve quality, smooth production flows, shorten order cycle times, and reduce inventories.

His approach to business performance improvement includes four elements: 1) Clear definition of customer requirements, especially their loyalty factors; 2) Lean business processes; add only value to products and services; no waste; 3) Team-based methods for broad workforce involvement in improvement efforts; 4) Measurement = the springboard to Continuous Improvement.

He has worked with many well-known clients, including Allied Signal (defense electronics systems), Champion / Gardner Denver (air compressors), Commonwealth Edison (electric utility), General Dynamics (satellite launch vehicles), Gillette, Herman Miller (office equipment), Johnsonville Foods, Master Lock, Moen (faucets and hardware), Nascote Industries (first-tier automotive components), Price Pfister (faucets & plumbing fixtures), Siemens Medical Systems (diagnostic equipment), Staley Mfg. Co. (corn products and food ingredients), VVP America (glass products and services), Whiting Corp. (industrial cranes and transport industry equipment).

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