September 2020 Zoom Meetings

General Membership Meeting

Presenter: Arvind Srivastava

Presentation Title: Lean Management 50-50-20


The session would demonstrate the successful application of lean tools across products, processes and partners as experienced by an award-winning organization. This session is technically advanced and details the journey of a manufacturing organization. It is for Lean Professionals and Senior Leaders who have had exposure to Lean systems and its tools, techniques and terminology.

It is a reflection of four of the facilities in three years by the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME). This recognition validated the breadth and depth of the Lean efforts and motivated us to share the results of the Lean journey with the participants. Across this journey, the company experienced that with an average 50% reduction in lead time, teams were able to increase productivity by an average of 50% as well as reduce cost per unit by an average of 20%, hence the 50-50-20™ in the title. This session shares examples from the company’s experience to illustrate how it used and benefited from its lean journey. 

Speaker Biography

Arvind Srivastava is the Director QMS at Delphi Technologies. Prior to joining Delphi, he worked as Corporate Master Black Belt/IE at Accuride Corporation, and a quality system and process improvement consultant, and supply chain professional at multiple organizations across various industries in the US and India. Arvind is the co-author of Lean Management: 50-50-20 (translated in multiple languages) and Stat-Free Six Sigma books. He is a member of U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 176 (responsible for ISO 9001 standard). Arvind is the Director of ASQ Chicago Section and teaches at its Training Institute. He was a member of AIAG Core Tools Software development team and validation testing of AIAG-VDA FMEA. He is passionate about improvements in effectiveness and efficiency; reading and spreading knowledge. He holds BS (ME) from IIT Roorkee (India), MS (IE) from NITIE Mumbai (India), and MBA from Benedictine University, Lisle, IL. Arvind is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt (Accelper Consulting), IATF Lead Auditor (Exemplar Global) and Quality Auditor (ASQ). Arvind can be reached at