Chris Williams

Chris Williams
Project Manager
Email Chris
P: 817-840-1231
F: 817-377-0394

Continuous Improvement Founded <br>on Lean Six Sigma Principles

Continuous Improvement Founded
on Lean Six Sigma Principles

Taking your operation from good to better to best is your goal — and ours.

Our Lean Six Sigma specialists have experience in varied environments, applying continuous improvement principles and process improvements to existing operations. We assist in implementing lean solutions that increase efficiency and eliminate waste and variation.

Put our experience to work for you.

Lean Services to Move Your Operation Forward

Burns & McDonnell offers Lean Six Sigma services delivered by certified professionals with extensive implementation experience. Our Lean Six Sigma
master black belts have operations and continuous improvement experience in varied environments, both traditional and non-traditional. Their skills include implementing process improvements in manufacturing environments to assisting clients in bringing lean solutions to hospitals — and everything in between.

Our philosophy is to teach our clients to be self-sustaining in the pursuit of continuous improvement. We are results-focused. The goal of our implementation activity is to measurably improve operational performance and make you successful.

In the video below, get an overview of the advantages to having Burns & McDonnell apply Lean Six Sigma principles and the potential savings and improvements for projects.


Business Systems Assessment

  • Strategy deployment (Hoshin)
  • Financial analysis
  • Operational effectiveness
  • Inventory analysis
  • Supply chain management

Lean Implementation

  • Strategy deployment (Hoshin)
  • Value stream mapping
  • Cell design and modeling
  • Visual management
    (people and material)
  • Setup reduction
  • Flow/pull
  • Quality improvement

Master Planning

  • Capacity analysis and planning
  • Work area layout
  • Process design
  • Flow
  • 3P
  • Aviation and industrial manufacturing
  • Energy (electrical transmission, distribution and generation)
  • Government and defense
  • Healthcare and research facilities
  • Process and manufacturing (consumer and pharmaceutical)
  • Security (physical and cyber)
  • Telecommunication
  • Transportation

Our Lean Six Sigma team has experience in varied industries and settings. Some of the efficiencies they achieved for clients:


  • Defect reduction of 90% in four months — Aerospace
  • Machine set-up times reduced 53% in three weeks — Sheet metal manufacturing
  • Electrical harness failures reduced by 50% in three months — Aerospace
  • Reduced the cycle time of a composite main rotor blade by 35% — Aerospace
  • Increased inventory turns by 40 — Manufacturing
  • OSHA recordables reduced by 51% — Refrigeration manufacturing
  • Reduction of finished goods inventory by greater than 90% — Textile manufacturing
  • Reduced facility footprint by 20% through improved process design — Aerospace

Service and Healthcare

  • Reduced hiring cycle time by 30% — Aerospace
  • Increased first-day shipping from warehouse by 30% — Aerospace
  • Pharmacy compounding cycle times improved by 40% — Hospital
  • Changeover of CT scan reduced to allow double scan quantity — Hospital
  • 50% inventory reduction in 6 months — Hospital
  • Reduced patient cycle time by 20% — Dental clinic


  • Multimillion-dollar cost and lead time reductions on flexible payload submarine systems — U.S. Navy
  • Reduced engine repair time by 50%, costs by 35% and quality costs by $250,000 in two months — Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)
  • Quality discrepancies reduced 50% in avionics, navigation and electronics center — NAVAIR Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Detachment (AIMD)
  • Reduced tank engine overhaul cycle time by 45% — U.S. Army

Have questions? Please reach out to any of our experienced Lean Six Sigma professionals:

Chris Williams, LEED AP
Project Manager | LSS Master Black Belt
Email Chris
P: 817-840-1231


Jeff Green, PMP
Project Manager | LSS Master Black Belt
Email Jeff
P: 972-455-3118


Mike Glavin, MBA
Project Manager | LSS Lean Sensei
Email Mike
P: 817-840-1252


Waste Not: Put Lean Six Sigma to Work for You

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The Burns & McDonnell team of Chris Williams and Jeff Green are showing clients how to think lean, save money and operate more efficiently. They're also building strong relationships, much like the friendship the two of them formed more than a decade ago.

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