Secrets to a Successful Launch


Designed for leaders, this workshop takes you through our award-winning approach to launching improvement teams and accelerating cultural transformations.  Participants will learn how to identify and enlist key influencers in their organization, as well as dramatically increase results through a focused launch process.  Sign up today and learn how to select the highest impact areas, focus on the core strategic opportunity, set clear and measurable results, assemble the right team and enlist the right support.

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MIKE MARTYN - Founder and President of SISU Consulting Group, Mike is based in Portland, Oregon but travels extensively to support clients across the globe, including Europe, Latin America and Asia.  SISU Consulting Group is a Licensed Affiliate for the Shingo Institute and an award winning international consultancy supporting clients in 14 countries and responsible for the training and development of certified Shingo trainers and examiners. Over the past 17 years, Mike has contributed hugely to the development of the Shingo Model and Assessment Framework, is Director Emeritus of the Shingo Institute, 3x Shingo Prize winning author and Lifetime member of the Shingo Academy. Prior to founding SISU, Mike worked in the private equity arena, successfully turning around companies in both manufacturing and service industries.  It was during this time as a turnaround specialist that Mike was personally mentored in the principles of the Toyota Production System and refined his approach to driving business results by designing a management system that engages each member of the organization in team-based problem solving toward customer-centric goals.

MARK MCKENZIE - Mark McKenzie has been a Senior Lean Coach with Operational Excellence at the University of Washington (UW) for the past ten years. He focuses on management system deployment and maturity, team facilitation and internal coaching development. He has extensive experience working with groups across UW and is passionate about working with teams to make work better for themselves and their customers – improving the impact they make on campus every day. Mark is a product of the Lean program at UW, starting on a team in Facilities Services and joining the Lean Coaching program, prior to joining the Lean Team.



Over the last 20 years SISU has supported more than 500 organizations in 14 different countries, across both manufacturing and service industries.  We do this by developing leaders at each level of the organization who can successfully design principle-based daily management systems that engage everyone in their organization and drive business results.

In addition, SISU Consulting Group is a Licensed Affiliate for the Shingo Institute and award winning international consultancy responsible for the training and development of certified Shingo trainers and examiners.

    • 20 Years Working with the Shingo Institute
    • 9 Certified Shingo Facilitators (1st Facilitator in Europe)
    • 65 Years Experience Working in Shingo Recipient Organizations
    • Adjunct Professor, Shingo MBA Program
    • 3x Shingo Research Prize Winner
    • 47 Award Winning Clients (12 of the last 20 Shingo Recipients)

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