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Scott Schwarz


Last update: 11.10.2018

Lean Six Sigma Consulting / Training / Coaching / Project Management / Interim Manager

Company: Black Ops Group
Graduation: Bachelor of Arts
Hourly-/Daily rates: show
Negotiable rates are welcome
Languages: German (Elementary) | English (Native or Bilingual) | Italian (Elementary) | Spanish (Elementary)




Management consutling, consultant, lean consultant, six sigma consultant, lean, six sigma, lean six sigma, process mapping, 5S, layout, flow, improvement, DOE, Minitab, regression analysis, process analysis, hypothesis testing, Kanban, visual management, Poke Yoke, mistake-proofing, standard work, load-leveling, sequencing, leadership, operations management, metrics, measurement system analysis, operational excellence, business excellence, value stream mapping, flow charts, cycle time reduction, lead time reduction, training, trainer, lecturer

Project history

2010-2017 Accomplishments

Cost reductions year-over-year for 6 consecutive years; labor savings of 20%; improved quality—25% reduction in defects; throughput increases more than 30%.
  • $22M accumulated cash savings over six years.
  • Secured customer retention for several major accounts with Lean Six Sigma projects – over $50M revenue.
  • Managed global deployment of LSS resulting in completion of over 200 individual improvement projects.
  • Trained and certified 240 Yellow Belts & 56 Green Belts.
  • Conducted more than 800 hours of Lean Six Sigma classroom training.
  • Project lead for $100M M&A carveout on new acquisition.
  • Organizational leader of project management and process analysis.

 1997-2010 Accomplishments

  • Provided training and mentoring to 24 Six Sigma Green Belt trainees. Managed 5 site Black Belts.
  • Led six sigma projects (DMAIC) with savings exceeding $2.5M annually.
  • Led engineering design and process FMEA teams – 8 process/design FMEA completed.
  • Developed and implemented 5S programs for 5 global manufacturing plants. (French, Mandarin, Spanish languages).
  • Created Visual Management System for 5 manufacturing plants worldwide.
  • Executed more than 30 Kaizen events in 5 global facilities in local language (thru interpreter).
  • Developed corporate level Balance Scorecard strategy, tracking and measurement systems.
  • Managed 7 direct reports.
  • ASME Code, UL, CSA and ISO 9000:2000 implementations.
  • Developed and facilitated training programs: New Product Development, New Product Validation, FMEA, Lean Manufacturing, Process Control, 5S, Process Thinking, Waste Reduction, Internal Auditing, Statistical Process Control and Six Sigma Defect Free concepts. 
  • Led Team to achieved ASME certification for partner manufacturer; Unical, Mantova, Italy.
  • Implemented Kaizen Methods (process methodologies) where none have existed before.
  • Led High Level Management Kaizen events.
  • Led Asia/Pacific sourcing teams. (China, Korea)
  • Spearheaded strategic deployment of quality management and continuous improvement.
  • Led / coordinated plant re-layout;
    • achieved 50% transport reduction
    • 95% POUS
    • established value streams
    • 35% improvement in total-process-cycle-time
    • 4-tier visual factory
    • eliminated top 3 safety issues.
  • Led and mentored Kaizen teams and Lean Six Sigma projects (exceeded $8M actual and avoidance).
  • NDT systems, certification, and compliance for ISO 9000, NADCAP, AS9100, ASTM, MIL-STD and customer specifications.
  • Led team of 10 surveillance inspectors and 27 hourly direct reports.
  • Managed 140 inspectors in three business centers.
  • Performed NAS-410/Mil-Std-410 Fluorescent Penetrant Level III and facility Visual Level III.
  • Led Internal Audit Team.
  • NDT Supervisor, Manufacturing Supervisor in repair work-cell.
  • Reduced process operational costs by 7%.
  • Reduced process cycle time by 50%
  • Increased throughput, process efficiency and quality via 5S, visual management, synchronous flow, and lean initiatives.
  • Led QSI, Kaizen, Six Sigma, FMEA, DFM and other quality events.
  • Conducted monthly and yearly audits as Lead Auditor; directed audit team.
  • Supported three facilities.
  • Spearheaded new Visual Inspection Program, including certification and training requirements.
  • Managed ISO 9001, AISC, ASME, API, and AWS steel construction Quality Assurance Program.
    • ASME project lead.
    • Supplier manager of six sigma quality system.
  • Trained and certified as General Electric Six Sigma Black Belt.
    • Conducted Six Sigma Projects: 35% Cycle time reduction; Plant re-layout and flow improvement; Defect reductions; material consumption reductions. First Six Sigma project value over $2M - benchmarked as GE Best Practice.
  • Certified AISC Quality Certification Program (CBD, SBR), 1st audit qualification.

Time and spatial flexibility

Available for any location globally.


  • Exceptional Troubleshooting Skills: Within first month of joining AERCO, I learned about a chronic “cracking” defect with heater coil assembly – a 13 year issue. Within 3 months, I pinpointed the root cause and proposed a solution, which saved AERCO more money than my next 4 years of salary.
  • Continual Improvement: By embracing all methodologies of continual improvement, I believe in using the approach that best serves the problem. Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma, Lean Office, OPEX, Process Management. Six Sigma Certified Black Belt.
  • Communication and Presentation Skills: I can take extremely complex technical detail, and break that down into an easy-to-understand language that moves people to action. Co-workers commonly ask, “What would Scott do?”, when faced with difficult decisions.
  • Leadership: Colleagues have told me, “You’re a leader we want to follow.” That’s because, I present requests by explaining, “here is the benefit for you.” By taking that approach, usually I can convert people to do the right thing. Also, I can take a vague idea, break it down, and lay out simple action steps. 

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