John Allen
John Allen


  • MBA, University of Kentucky
  • Harvard University’s Strategic Management Program

Research and Experience Highlights:

  • Mr. Allen is an author of "Lean Manufacturing: A Plant Floor Guide" and has more than 25 years of experience establishing a culture of lean manufacturing in businesses around the world.
  • Mr. Allen was one of Toyota Manufacturing's first employees in the U.S. and is a former Director of Training at Toyota's Georgetown, Kentucky, facility. He has authored numerous articles on lean manufacturing, including "Making Lean Manufacturing Work For You" and "Making Lifetime Employment a U.S. Reality: The Toyota Experience."

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