About the Book
As an experienced Lean Six Sigma practitioner, I've seen the benefits these skills and thinking can bring to a company. They are also applicable outside of business settings to help address poverty, improve health care, improve education and improve the environment.
This is a condensed book to motivate current Lean, Six Sigma and continuous improvement experts to help their company and community reduce their environmental impacts, and help address social problems, both at a local and global level.
50% of any donations or book proceeds will go to Everybody Solar, who provides solar power to local charities to help them reduce electricity costs and direct their limited resources to the communities they serve.
If you're looking for specific case studies and examples, check out "Lean Six Sigma for Good: Lessons from the Gemba (Volume 1)"
About the Author
Brion is the founder and owner of Business Performance Improvement (BPI), a consulting firm in Portland, Oregon. His mission is to help businesses and organizations achieve “triple bottom line” performance using Lean and Six Sigma.
For 18 years, he was a Principal Lean Six Sigma Consultant at Rockwell Collins (aerospace manufacturer) in Wilsonville, Oregon. He is certified as a Master Black Belt, Lean Master, and has numerous sustainability certifications. He was hired in 1999, and has worked out of 3 different facilities: Cedar Rapids (Iowa), Melbourne (Florida) and Wilsonville (Oregon). He has a bachelor’s degree in Statistics, a master’s degree in Quality Management and Productivity, and lettered four years in football as a placekicker and punter at the University of Iowa.
In his free time, he helps lead Lean Portland, a group of volunteer consultants who help nonprofits in the Portland (OR) metro area implement Lean and Six Sigma.
He is also a member of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) Sustainable Development division, which is working to bring sustainability to the engineering field. They have conducted a community service project with nonprofits at the IISE Annual Conference every year since 2013.
He is currently President of Recycling Advocates, a nonprofit organization in Portland that is "dedicated to creating a sustainable future through local efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle."