Nick F. Flynn
Mr. Flynn is an industrial engineer with over
25 years of experience in program and project management and lean
manufacturing practices and processes, successfully completing projects
budgeted as high as $14 million. While working in the aerospace and
defense industries, he was responsible for leading Total Productive
Maintenance and Continuous Improvement projects. In these roles, he
promoted and organized activities throughout the factory to achieve
greater equipment effectiveness and trained machine operators to share
responsibility with maintenance for routine inspection, cleaning,
and minor repairs. This resulted in increased productivity and quality,
optimizing equipment life cycle cost, and enhancing employee job knowledge
and skills. Mr. Flynn also worked in the areas of facilities improvement,
TQM process, Maintenance Management, 6 Sigma, Predictive Maintenance,
and Visual Workplace.
His leadership in a Continuous Improvement effort resulted
in an analysis of the condition of over 800 pieces of major production
equipment and led the LCC improvement process to reduce yearly costs
by $500,000. He created and presented comprehensive training programs
in TPM that inititated Autonomous Maintenance activities, resulting
in 25% fewer machine downtime events. He also used TPM to lead the
teams to specify and select equipment that runs with minimal maintenance
and is easily serviced, resulting in 50% less time needed for daily
checks. Through TPM, Mr. Flynn has helped organizations achieve more
effective relationships between people and equipment.
In addition, Mr. Flynn has facilitated and led multi-disciplined
teams in Lean Manufacturing techniques, including Kaisen, 5S, and
Visual Workplace to improve manufacturing and business processes.
He also participated in Defect Attack Teams, to discover and eliminate
waste in the manufacturing process.
Mr. Flynn earned his BS Degree from Cal State University
Sacramento and has his MBA from University of North Dakota. He has
attended numerous seminars related to manufacturing and is a Master