BIOGRAPHY

Kristine Nissen Bradley
Principal, Firefly Consulting, Austin, TX, USA

Kristine is a Master Black Belt with over twenty years’ experience in all areas of business process excellence and design. She has demonstrated expertise in Six Sigma, Lean, Kaizen, Design for Six Sigma, Project Management, strategic planning, cost reduction, simulation and statistical modeling.

She is the co-author of Innovating Lean Six Sigma – A strategic guide to deploying the world’s most effective business process improvement process (McGraw Hill, 2016). She has authored numerous training curriculum including Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt for Operations and Business Processes, as well as Design for Lean Six Sigma.

Kristine has successfully implemented Lean and Six Sigma techniques within financial services, global logistics/distribution, healthcare, manufacturing, medical device, aerospace, electronics, retail and service companies ranging from $400M to $40B in annual revenue.

Sample Accomplishments:

• Managed a Lean Six Sigma deployment at a $10B Managed Care Organization. Deployment involved training leadership in LSS methods, implementing Business Process Management methods, training and coaching Green Belts to focus on specific improvement opportunities and executing multiple internal consulting projects to provide rapid results on some critical cross departmental issues. Program returned 10X investment in first year.

• Led strategic process development for a major insurance corporation’s transformational redesign. Developed and delivered curriculum to transfer the Customer Centric Business Design methodology to develop internal process expertise.

• Led numerous hospital based projects related to cycle time reduction (emergency department wait, pharmacy medication delivery and lab result delivery) and patient care improvement (reduction of surgical site infections, nurse time availability on floor, and supply availability to staff).

Kristine holds an MBA from Duke University – Fuqua School of Business and earned the distinction of Fuqua Scholar. Additionally, she holds an MSc in Mechanical Engineering and a BS in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University.


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Conference Chair's Message 

Joel Smith

Continuous Improvement is not just something a Lean Six Sigma (LSS) practitioner leads their organization in practicing, but is also a core competency of their professional makeup. That is why more and more innovative and leading companies are looking for leaders that use the LSS way of thinking in everything they do within their organization.

In this era of data science and machine learning, the ability to connect the dots for end to end solutions across the boundaries of people, process and systems is the key to success. This year’s conference is focused on making sure we are “continuing” our journey as practitioners. Whatever your level of experience, you will learn new concepts, new perspectives and network with the best in the industry.