Joseph L. Coffman

Consultant - PMO, Continuous Improvement, Lean, Six Sigma

Sarasota, FL



My goal is to work with existing leadership to create new standards of excellence, develop goal and plans to meet the standards, and follow through with actions that will ensure attainment of new levels of excellence.


  • 15+ years experience as professional manager

  • Strong background in Operational Excellence, Continual Improvement, Lean, and many other process improvement methodologies

  • Successful career in manufacturing operations with progressive promotions and additional responsibility

  • Ability to work with all organization levels to achieve short-term and long-term benefit as well as a sustainable culture of improvement

  • Achieve stellar results consistently



Operations, Project Management, & 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)

  • 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