At TBM Consulting, Lean is in our DNA. We got our start by introducing American and European businesses to Japanese Lean management and continuous improvement principles and the techniques of the Toyota Production System. Over the years, we learned that while popular, methodologies such as Lean and Six Sigma often failed to deliver the promised results. Specifically, while more than 70 percent of global manufacturing companies have a Lean program in place, few are able to effectively leverage it to accelerate growth and create competitive advantage.

Still, we remained true believers in Lean and Six Sigma as well as the Kaizen methodology—the sense of urgency and bias for action that makes real improvement possible quickly. So, we thoroughly studied these methodologies and ultimately created a propriety fusion we call Lean Sigma. This unique blending of approaches eliminates the guesswork about when and how to use the tools and compresses the time it takes to implement and realize gains.

Today, we help companies leverage their experience with Lean Sigma and use their gains for rapid and sustainable growth.

Our background in Lean, Six Sigma, and Kaizen has shaped our current belief in the critical nature of speed—both operational speed within the companies we help, as well as speed in how we work with companies to quickly implement performance improvements. We exist to help companies make rapid and dramatic gains in performance, and convert those gains into sustainable and profitable growth. Learn more about our approach.

Our emphasis on speed and execution in operational and supply chain consulting has won the loyalty of executives and investors from more than 200 multi-site public and private manufacturing and distribution enterprises around the world. We maintain offices on four continents, helping our global customer base quickly tackle their operational, supply chain, and leadership challenges.


Team at Work
Dan Sullivan at a Workshop
Doug Bonner with Team