Kjell van Zoen is a lean business consultant focused on small manufacturers, who has recently joined Energy 350 as their SEM coach, to help businesses reduce their energy usage.
Through a combination of studying the lean principles developed by Taiichi Ohno of Toyota, and using his own manufacturing business as a living lab, Kjell gained a unique perspective on how lean works within a small (less than 50 employee) business. He also used lean to forward the company’s eco-conscious business practices, and gave over 200 local government & business leaders, and other interested parties “lean and green” tours of Plywerk.
He teaches lean at PCC, is a brand ambassador for Portland Made, and regular speaker about lean, green and local manufacturing.
Consulting Business: Van Zoen LLC
Current Employer: Energy 350
- EC 047: Lean and Energy Efficiency with Kjell van Zoen of Energy 350
- EC 022: Lean Six Sigma and Wasted Food Workshop
- EC 017: Applying Lean and Green at Plywerk with Kjell Van Zoen and David Hall
- EC 014: Lean and Green Workflow Improvement – The 8 Wastes