Bill Waddell is a Global Supply chain expert and one of the original Lean Accounting "Thought Leaders". He has over 30 years experience in Manufacturing and Accounting, has served as technical chairman for various manufacturing quality forums and is widely regarded as being at the forefront of Lean Manufacturing.
As a Consultant, Bill has worked with manufacturers of all sizes throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico as well as Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Brazil. Early in his Professional Career, Bill worked on many turnaround teams for companies experiencing fledgling manufacturing efforts. During his consulting career, Bill has taken his experience and knowledge of Lean Principles to help companies transform from traditional manufacturers into Lean Enterprises. Along with helping private companies realize their manufacturing potential, Bill has worked with foreign governments abroad as well as MEPs across the country to teach them Lean techniques that they can inturn use to strengthen their own local economies.
As an Author, Bill has published books such as Rebirth of American Industry and Simple Excellence as well as various articles and is the most widely read manufacturing blogger on the internet.
As a Speaker, Bill has addressed various Professional, Academic and Military groups on Five Continents and taught in virtually every leading Manufacturing Forum in the United States.