Michael  Elbert Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Michael Elbert

Elbert Lean Business Systems LLC

A qualified Lean Practitioner, Mike is a leader in business and manufacturing processes and systems with an MBA in Manufacturing Systems from the University of St.Thomas. Industries that Mike has worked in include electronic components, consumer electronics, heavy metal fabrication, precision machining, plastic and rubber molding, and medical device manufacturing. He spent more than 25 years as a manager of engineering, quality, product and process design. He understands the importance of pla


During his thirty plus years in manufacturing, Mike worked in a diverse range of organizations, including small, mid and large size corporations. For the last 25 years, he has worked with lean manufacturing systems and its predecessors, focusing on improving manufacturing processes and equipment.
Mike believes that any business, including start-ups, can improve efficiency and income by identifying and eliminating waste from processes, including the extended supply chain.  He offers a range of programs and services that include teaching lean business systems, facilitating improvement meetings, and directing the overall transformation of your company to a lean organization.  Drawing on decades of experience in low and high volume production, he now focuses mainly on the implementation of lean business and manufacturing systems while also providing many classical industrial engineering products.
After a career spent reducing costs and improving manufacturing efficiency, Mike now teaches and coaches others in how to achieve the same success. He is passionate about lean business and manufacturing systems and his ability to improve your company, products and customer satisfaction.
Mike has published articles and been quoted in the Industrial Engineering and Entrepreneur magazines and was a columnist for the Minnesota Manufactures Alliance’s monthly newsletter.  He is author of “Lean Production For the Small Company”.  He has taught seminars for the Minnesota Manufacturing Alliance, Minnesota Employers Association and nationally for the Institute of Industrial Engineers.  He is a life member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers and a member of Twin Cities chapter 38.


    MBA - Manufacturing Systems - University of St Thomas
    BS - Business Management - Cardinal Stritch University

Personal Interests

    Grand kids, fishing, boating, golf, home remodeling



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