Posted: January 2, 2007
TeamSAI Consulting Increases Emphasis in its LEAN Practice
Denver, Co. – TeamSAI, Inc. aviation and business innovation consultants, is pleased to announce that Mike McBride has joined the firm to lead and reinforce the firm’s use of LEAN tools and Constraints Management concepts in its Operational and Financial Improvement services practice.
Mike, a recognized LEAN Master, joins TeamSAI as Vice President – LEAN Consulting to continue to develop and grow this critical optimization tool for the MRO industry. McBride brings 12 years of LEAN/Six Sigma and 18 years of commercial aviation expertise to the practice. His industry experience includes executive positions in the maintenance, cargo, and airport operations divisions at Delta Air Lines, corporate directorship of operational excellence at TIMCO Aviation Services, and founder/president of the Value Stream Engineering Group, Inc., a LEAN/Synchronous Management consulting firm.
Chris Doan, TeamSAI President & CEO, said: “We are extremely pleased to have attracted Mike to lead our efforts to further introduce LEAN in the MRO environment. Mike’s success in applying LEAN tools is unmatched in the MRO industry and the string of significant improvements realized from his work in this and other segments of the commercial aviation industry is a testament to his ability to bring out the best in others. He joins TeamSAI not only as an officer but also a partner in the firm.”
McBride’s innovative approach to developing and empowering employee groups backed with solid science has produced dramatic results for his former employers and clients. He has created and implemented improvement initiatives in a variety of settings including: engineering, planning, operations, maintenance, manufacturing, call centers, logistics, supply chain operations, project management, and sales & marketing. His work has twice been published in industry periodicals and he enjoys participating as a guest speaker or panel member at continuous improvement events when his schedule allows.
TeamSAI is a Denver based practice of strategic & tactical management and operations consulting, serving all aspects of the aviation community including airlines, airports, manufacturers, MROs, and corporate/fractional operations. TeamSAI is a co-producer of the annual world MRO Forecast, and is a partner with McGraw-Hill’s Aviation Week in their new MRO Prospector web based market development tool for the MRO industry.
Additional information about TeamSAI is available at www.teamsai.com.