2016-10-13 Six Sigma in Purchasing - Chris Lindstrom


Would you like to know how to apply Lean and Six Sigma thinking to the Supplier Management? Join us to discuss using data focused decision making and systemic improvement methods in constructing a supply strategy, qualifying and selecting suppliers, monitoring, auditing, reviewing and recognizing your supply partners.  For each process we discuss the work performed and a few of the Lean Six Sigma tools that enable doing the work better.  We also include case studies to further illustrate the use of LSS tools.


Chris Lindstrom is the founder and managing partner at Seattle based Ceptara Corporation. Ceptara helps organizations grow revenues, reduce costs and delight customers through management consulting, Lean Six Sigma training and personal productivity tools.

Chris has over 25 years of management consulting experience with technology companies such as AT&T, T-Mobile, Lucent and Microsoft in the areas of organizational strategy for growth and cost reduction, product and service design, supply chain management, software engineering, and process engineering.  He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and senior member and board member of the Seattle ASQ section.  He has a Master’s of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of South Carolina with an emphasis in neural networks and artificial intelligence. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nebraska.