- September 6, 2013
- Posted by: mike gardner
Alberto Yáñez-Moreno is a consultant and practitioner in the field of Lean Six Sigma (LSS). He has worked for the aerospace and automotive industries, health care industry, chemical plants, oil companies, the maquila industry (factories along the Mexican border), steel and paper mills, and discrete and continuous manufacturing processes ranging from small to large corporations.
Alberto’s experience not only encompasses manufacturing processes but also business (white collar) process improvements, which in many cases, can provide the biggest benefit to a company. Alberto possesses strong technical skills, but his biggest asset is the deployment of these concepts to manufacturing or business processes.
Areas of Expertise:
Alberto has spent over 20 years working in the capacity of Continuous Improvement, including but not limited to: Just-In-Time, Continuous Flow Manufacturing, Total Quality Management, Lean (Waste Reduction), Variation Reduction (DMAIC), Lean Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma (DFSS).
Scope of Experience:
Alberto’s field of expertise encompasses the deployment of Lean Six Sigma in manufacturing and service industries. He is well-rounded trainer that supplements the theory with practical application of case study improvement projects. One of Alberto’s strengths is the coaching of Green and Black Belts that want to complete their improvement project.
Education and Training:
Alberto received his Doctorate and Master degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Ibero-America University in Mexico. Alberto has full command of Spanish.
Honors, Awards and Special Accomplishments:
Alberto is Bronze Lean SME certified and Black Belt certified from Textron. He is also a certified Master Black Belt.
Prior to joining TMAC, Alberto worked for over seven years at Bell Helicopter in the roles of Continuous Improvement Master, Black Belt and Project Specialist. As a Black Belt, he completed 14 projects with annual savings of $2.8 million and mentored through certification numerous Green and Black Belts. Alberto has been the lead instructor of 20 Green Belt courses, including Lean, DMAIC and DFSS. Alberto has also taught Black Belt training and has led numerous Kaizen Events.
At Planergy, Alberto was the Vice President of International Engineering. His role was to market and implement energy saving shared programs for the automotive industry. Planergy conducted energy assessments, estimate required investment, then finance and implement the projects. They shared the energy savings by means of a pro-forma contract.
While at the George Group, Alberto worked as a consultant leading the transformation of a company with Lean projects, focusing in inventory control, defect and cycle time reductions. A typical engagement would include training at all levels and improvements to manufacturing and business processes.