Matt Wehr

Managing Director

Matt designs and leads implementation of lean organizational transformations in manufacturing, healthcare and other clients. He facilitates creation of learning organizations that deliver improved employee engagement, customer satisfaction, operations and financial results. Matt is a former Toyota executive, trained by TMC’s top senseis.

Under the guidance of former Presidents of TSSC, Hajime Ohba and Hideshi Yokoi, Matt led Toyota’s Operations and Management Development Division. OMDD’s aim is to develop managements’ skill in TPS, Toyota Way and Global Business Practices while improving operations, thus creating internal senseis. Matt effected this work in Toyota’s North America Assembly plants and select supplier plants from 2002 to 2009.   Examples of work advanced applying the thinking and approach include:

– Oversight of leaders designing and leading national workshops in powertrain, stamping, body weld, paint, plastics, internal logistics, inspection and assembly
– Ambulance conversion value stream direct labor reduction of 70% and working inventory in-process reduction of 40%
– Reorganization and cost reduction after plant closure, resulting in decreasing planned annual loss by $2 million
– Strategy Deployment, Alignment, and Global Problem Solving

A graduate of Harvard Business School with a general management focus, Matt brings an extensive breadth of experience leading the use of Toyota Lean as a business system.