Sang Lee

In God we trust, all others bring data. - Edwards Deming

Sang Lee


  • 15+ Years Executive and Operations Excellence Leadership (Domestic and International)
  • 20+ Years Certified Black Belt and Master Black Belt Practitioner
  • 25+ Years Business Process Engineering


  • Strategy and Strategic Development and Deployment
  • Organization Leadership Development
  • Business Optimization Consulting
  • Master Black Belt Instructor, Facilitator, Coach (Yellow Belt to Master Black Belt Curriculum)
  • Program/Project Management


  • Consulting
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare
  • Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices
  • Manufacturing
  • Not-For-Profit and Foundations


University of Toledo
– Bachelors of Science in Industrial Engineering

Certified Black Belt (Allied Signal, 1997)

Certified Master Black Belt (BMG and Navistar, 2000)


  • Extensive experience in strategic plan design using Hoshin-Kanri/Balance Scorecard
  • Operational Excellence design and strategy deployment domestically and internationally
  • Project pipeline and governance design and deployment
  • Comprehensive KPI dashboard design from strategic to operational integration
  • Certified Master Black Belt with extensive facilitation, coaching, and delivery of GB/BB/MBB level training (800+ students)
  • Led many business critical enterprise wide projects in M&E, product development life cycle, supply chain planning, production planning, production operation
  • Experience in vendor assessment and development strategy deployment
  • Executive management experience in ISO, FINRA, SEC, GMP, and FDA environment
  • Reduced a business capital project cost from $30M to $5M with client in Kalamazoo, MI
  • Identified $28M multigenerational project opportunities with the MBF methodology to significantly improve the annual planning process with a client in Spokane, WA
  • Integrated Hoshin Kanri five-year strategic planning process to prioritize and improve organization resource allocation by reducing project work from 175 projects to 40 projects.
  • Spearheaded Global Product Supply distribution network strategy to distribute $1.5 billion worth of products across 42 countries
  • Delivered $12.12M of validated COGS savings and $15M of cost avoidance through Lean Sigma project implementation
  • Improved glucose strip production machine OEE from 45% to 72%
  • Prevented production move to China by the implementation of automation while achieving a unit cost below the Chinese quote by 15%
  • Reduced Product Change Management cycle time by 42% from 112 days to 63 days with identified savings of $1.1M
  • Improved customer quality PPM metric by 45% through data-driven root cause analysis, recoding of a warranty tracking system, and development/facilitation of the Voice of the Customer training for the Sales, Marketing, Applications/Design engineering, and IT department
  • Reduced production part shortage issues by 75% through improvements in the production, purchasing, ERP/MRP system, product engineering, and sales functions within four months utilizing DMAIC and DFSS process
  • Improved engineering BOM errors by 55% and on-time delivery by 60% within three months.
  • Improved warehouse order fulfillment on-time fill rate by 50% for FedEx aftermarket parts. Achieved a first place standing with FedEx’s supplier performance rating from last place
  • Developed and implemented a supplier assessment and development strategy

Sang Lee

In God we trust, all others bring data. - Edwards Deming

As a business optimization consultant, Sang has extensive experience working throughout the world. His ability to bridge the gap from the technical concepts to practical applications is what sets him apart. He is known for being a problem solver for the toughest problems that plague organizations. He has consulted or worked with familiar companies such as Bayer Pharmaceutical, Mount Carmel Healthcare, Eli Lilly, Kaiser Aluminum, AlliedSignal/Honeywell, Eaton, Maxtor, Harman Becker, Callaway Golf, ABB, Standard Register, Lincoln Financial, National City Bank, and other industries.


Favorite Hobby:

Family vacations, crossfit, golf, solving problems