Ken Koenemann joined TBM in 2006 and led the development and implementation of a global Lean Value Chain practice that helps clients synchronize their resources and information flow to minimize costs and increase sales and profitability. He also was the leader of Consumer Products Vertical.
Ken has introduced lean and operational excellence principles over the past 20 years with dozens of private-equity owned, privately-held and publicly-traded companies such as Armstrong Industries, Glatfelter, ConMed Corporation, Serta and WIKA Instruments. Ken is frequently published and quoted in national media and regularly presents at major manufacturing, operations and supply chain conferences.
Ken is widely recognized for his expertise in translating lean principles to supply chain and customer-
facing processes in manufacturing and service organizations. During his career he has consulted with leading companies including Pella Corporation, Hayward Pool Products, Owens Corning, Dell, Saint-
Gobain and Carlisle Companies. Ken has specific expertise in value chain visioning, rapid deployment of improvement initiatives and working capital management.
Earlier in his career, Ken was a Director at American Greetings responsible for strategy and internal continuous improvement activities and Managing Director Consumer & Industrial Supply Chain Practice and KPMG Consulting. While at KPMG, Ken worked with leading companies such as Boeing Commercial and
Military Aircraft, GE Aircraft Engines, Ricoh and Proctor & Gamble.
Ken's lean experience began with Toyota Gosei, where he was responsible for deploying TPS (Toyota Production System) in the North American manufacturing operations and supply base. He was trained by two original members of Taiichi Ohno's Autonomous Study Group and spent six months in Japan learning and implementing TPS. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in management from the University of Missouri-