William “Bill” Lowstuter has over 45 years of experience in manufacturing at all levels. As a consultant, he has helped companies in a variety of industries implement continuous improvement initiatives in manufacturing processes, engineering, supply chain, and material and quality programs that have increased capacity, quality, and revenue. Additionally, Bill has intimate experience in business growth strategy as a previous business founder/owner, executive level staff for several companies, and owner of several patents.
Bill has facilitated over 600 Lean events with more than 300 companies making him well versed in all things Lean. As a Manufacturer’s Edge Associate, Bill has guided Manufacturer’s Edge clients in continuous improvement initiatives, and is currently helping companies achieve business growth goals utilizing Rapid Cycle Product Introduction strategies.
B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois
Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), APICS
Lean Enterprise, Shingijitsu Group
Courses in JIT/DFT, SPC, SMED, Six Sigma