Welcome to theleansubmariner.com
Over 88,000 views since the beginning of the blog
Over 400 Posts as of December 1, 2013
(July 2011 - December 2013)
Thank you all for your visits!
This section of the blog is a place where you get to find out about the author and something about the blog.
I assume since you are reading this page, you are a bit curious about one or the other. Who I am is detailed below.
What the blog is about has actually morphed into something a little different than what I started back in June of 2011. Over a year later and the blog still remains active. New stories are appearing all the time and I hope you find something that interests you.
While “lean” and its relationship to submarine technology is still a component of what I write, I have found some other aspects of my experience that seem to hit a mark with some readers. I hope you are one of them.
If you do like the stories, they will be updated on a weekly basis. Also, if you want to stay current, subscribe. Finally, there is place on each new post where you can rate what you thought of it. I would very much appreciate that feedback.
One last caution… I write from a certain point of view. Not all of my articles reflect that but many do. There are some that are probably going to cause you to think. I hope so. I do when I write them and I look forward to learning with you as we go forward.
Thanks for dropping by.
Mister Mac (and friends)
About: Who is the leansubmariner?
(Who I Was)
Retired Navy Chief Warrant Officer (Submarine Engineering Technician) previously Machinist Mate Chief Petty Officer with over twenty years of service. Served on board five nuclear submarines (USS George Washington SSBN598, USS Halibut SSN 587, USS San Francisco SSN711, USS Ohio SSBN726 and USS Indianapolis) and two submarine support vessels (USS Los Alamos AFDB7 and USS Hunley AS31)
Master Training Specialist ~ Analyze ~Design ~Develop ~Deliver ~Evaluator
Toastmaster ~ Writer ~ Consultant ~ Story Teller ~ Award Winning Speaker
Six Sigma Specialist ~ Change Management Agent
Project Manager ~ Lifelong Learner
Lean experience working as a consultant with a number of companies including:
Ford Motor Company, Visteon, AM General, General Motors, ALCOA, Mack Trucks, Volvo
Multiple Tier One and Tier Two companies including suppliers to Toyota, Mitsubishi, Chrysler
Lean Implementation ~ Lean Integration ~ Lean Innovation
Plant Level ~ Business Area Level ~ Business Unit Level ~ Corporate Level
(Who I Am Now)
Lean Facilitator Manager for Dyno Nobel Corporation
(Still available for Speaking, Story Telling and Master of Ceremony duties on a limited basis)
Contact directly at email@example.com
(Who I Think I Should Be)
Military Historian ~ Submarine History ~ World War 1 ~ World War 2 ~ Cold War ~Naval History
Scottish, Irish and English History, Stories and Customs
(Organizations that allow me to be a member assuming I pay my membership fees)
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) ~ USSVI Submarine Veterans ~ American Legion
Veterans of Foreign Wars ~Navy League
What the Lean in theleansubmariner is about… (congratulations if you have made it this far)
Lean Manufacturing has spread from the factory floor to every segment of the working community. More and more people are discovering that teamwork, standardization, built-in quality, just in time, and continuous improvement are critical in driving waste out of their systems and giving them a critical advantage in the ever competitive market place.
This Blog will show some ways to adapt the principles and tools. The experience of life aboard submarines prepared me for an eventual role in lean manufacturing with many of the worlds best known names. Now I would like to return the service to those who are on their own lean journeys. I hope the illustrations and stories are useful to you.
I am eternally grateful to all those who have sailed beneath the ocean blue and those who are “On Watch” even as you read this.