Joseph L. Coffman

Consultant - PMO, Continuous Improvement, Lean, Six Sigma

Sarasota, FL



My goal is to successfully lead the Lean / Operational Excellence Program to execution excellence through continual improvement of processes. I will build a strong team with customer focus, internal capability, and adaptability to the ever-changing business conditions. Together we will achieve sustainable results, and continually increase efficiency and cost effectiveness.  I am the results-oriented leader your company needs to develop the Continuous Improvement Program to new standards of excellence.


  • 13+ years experience as professional manager

  • Holistic approach to Project Management, Continual Improvement and Lean Six Sigma activities

  • Industrial Engineering leader delivering process excellence and continual improvement

  • Responsible for Lean / Toyota Production Systems and PMO initiatives in a variety of industries

  • Execution of policy deployment and translation of objectives to all levels of workforce

  • Certified in a variety of continual improvement methodologies by industry-leading organizations

  • Organized, highly motivated problem solver

  • Facilitation of project scoring and selection matrix for executive prioritization and decision making

  • Future-minded strategic planning

  • Mentor and leader for management and Operations associates

  • Able to win respect of front-line associates, technical staff, and executives alike

  • Negotiation experience during program execution with customers, contractors, and vendors



Project Management, Operations & Continuous Improvement Leadership

  • Program manager for several multi-million dollar enterprise projects

  • Successful deployment of Operations Management and Lean Production Systems, a.k.a. Toyota Production Systems at medium to large manufacturing organizations (1000 – 7000 employees)

  • Achieve stellar results consistently

  • Create structure and manage PMO for dozens of program/project managers in multiple environments (manufacturing, IT/IS, financial services, development banking)

  • Align employees with business objectives and strategies through annual strategic policy deployment flowdown

  • Manage activities for program and project managers, engineers, production managers and quality personnel

  • Facilitate Visual Factory development and deployment at various manufacturing locations and drive the management routines to support it

  • Driver of Standardized Work using Job Instruction (JI) training with TWI, making problems visible, kaizen improvements

  • Driver of Maynard Operation Sequence Technique (MOST) for standard labor requirements at large production facilities


  • Direct project management activities for more than 100 employees
    Manage P&L > $100M

  • Develop and manage performance management objectives

  • Train, supervise and evaluate staff, coach improvement skills

  • Upgrade technical workforce abilities by introducing Green Belt and PM skills into their performance objectives

  • Establish project management programs at multiple companies including visual performance and risk management

  • Successfully established Lean Production System and Six Sigma process improvement programs at multiple companies growing the departments to hundreds Black and Green Belts in total with many millions of dollars in savings