Peter L King Author of Evaluating Organization Development
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Peter L King

President
Lean Dynamics LLC

I was employed by the DuPont Company for 42 years in a variety of electrical and industrial engineering assignments. The last 18 years of my DuPont Career were spent applying Lean to manufacturing operations and supply chains for a variety of DuPont businesses: synthetic fibers, sheet goods, paints, circuit board materials, extruded polymers, bulk chemicals, and food products. I left DuPont in 2007 to go into private practice, as Lean Dynamics LLC, where I now serve a number of clients in th

Biography

I was employed by the DuPont Company for 42 years in a variety of electrical and industrial engineering assignments.  The last 18 years of my DuPont Career were spent applying Lean to manufacturing operations and supply chains for a variety of DuPont businesses: synthetic fibers, sheet goods, paints, circuit board materials, extruded polymers, bulk chemicals, and food products.

I left DuPont in 2007 to go into private practice, as Lean Dynamics LLC, where I now serve a number of clients in the process industries.

I have written three books published by Productivity Press: Lean for the Process Industries (2009), The Product Wheel Handbook  - Creating Balanced Flow in High Mix Process Operations (2013), and Value Stream Mapping for the Process Industries - Creating a Roadmap for Lean Transformation (2015).

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Books

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 Featured Title - Value Stream Mapping for the Process Industries - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

Industrial Engineer

Reinventing the (Product) Wheel


Published: Nov 01, 2013 by Industrial Engineer
Authors: Peter L. King, Jennifer S. King
Subjects: Engineering - Industrial & Manufacturing

This article provides a description of Product Wheels, what they are, how they can benefit a manufacturing operation, and how they provide a superior way to achieve Heijunka in a process manufacturing operation.

APICS Magazine

Cracking the Code on Safety Stock


Published: Jul 01, 2011 by APICS Magazine
Authors: Peter l. King
Subjects: Engineering - Industrial & Manufacturing

This article defines and explains a statistical method for calculating the safety stock required to protect against variability in customer demand, forecast errors, and variability in manufacturing lead times.

Industrial Engineer

Making Cereal, Not Cars


Published: Dec 01, 2008 by Industrial Engineer
Authors: Peter L. King, Bennett Foster, Doug Kroeger
Subjects: Engineering - Industrial & Manufacturing

This article describes how traditional industrial engineering tools, including Lean and simulation modeling, must be extended and adapted to be most effectively used in process manufacturing operations (chemicals, food and beverage, pharma, paint, etc.)