About the author
Ulrich Müller ran his first lean project for a bank already during university. As Trainee he gathered the experience of applying lean methods from the ground up in production during a post merger integration of a recently acquired supplier of HVAC systems. He supported production locations around the globe at their individual lean journey with a global production system, be it lean basics, setting up a new value stream based plant in the USA or introducing shop floor management in Brazil. For the Asia Pacific region he developed and implemented a lean academy. As production segment leader, he used shop floor management to catch up the production backlog, increase production output and implement a lean culture. In the role of project leader Ulrich Müller further developed his skills in systematic problem-solving and supported companies to successfully master the economic turn-around.