With over 30 years of experience in a wide variety of industries including oil field equipment manufacturing, food processing, and job shops, Sean Fields is a seasoned industry professional who has worked in all phases of business including the shop floor, quality, safety, and engineering. Over the years, he found himself in a great deal of situations where he was expected to implement lean approaches in environments where conventional lean methods were impractical. However, by returning to the fundamentals pioneered by Henry Ford, Fields found that lean could be sustainably applied in practically any setting. Since then, with implementations in the most challenging environments, Sean Fields wants to share experiences, ideas, and approaches so that you too can build on the foundations that Henry Ford laid.
In addition to being an active lean practitioner, Sean Fields is a network member of the non-profit organization BeehiveFund who assists companies with production scheduling, inventory control, and developing quality management systems (ISO 9000, AS9100, and API Q1). He is a columnist for the Lubbock Avalanche Journal, a licensed professional engineer in the state of Texas, a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt, and a certified QMS auditor. He resides in Houston, TX with his wife and has two adult daughters.