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Stuart Brenner

Senior Lean Practitioner, Construction Manufacturing

Stuart is passionate about working with general contractors, construction managers, and trade contractors to innovate and find better ways of working so their businesses are stable and sustainable for years to come. He achieves this by leveraging his deep experience in Lean, Six Sigma, and construction manufacturing excellence.

Stuart has worked with and for a variety of manufacturers, including Toyota and General Electric, to improve and sustain business operations by applying Lean tools, simulation, and management principles. In a previous consulting role, Stuart created and implemented a Daily Management System (DMS) for a large wood product manufacturer, saving the company $2.7 million annually. He designed the DMS to run the day-to-day operations, focusing on safety, quality, productivity, cost, and people at all levels of the organization. Working with another client, he designed a facility layout and scheduling system to consolidate three factories to one factory, increasing production output by 20% and reducing inventory.

Stuart has a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematical Economics and a Master’s degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering, both from the University of Kentucky.

  • Checkmark 5S transformation
  • Checkmark Construction manufacturing
  • Checkmark Department/cell layout and design
  • Checkmark Management systems and KPI creation
  • Checkmark Operational assessments
  • Checkmark Process improvement
  • Checkmark Production scheduling
  • Checkmark Single minute exchange of die (SMED)
  • Checkmark Six Sigma
  • Checkmark Warehouse design

“The construction industry is a major driver for the U.S. economy and the shift to construction manufacturing, with a focus on localizing construction operations, will only further that. My goal is to help U.S. construction companies, trade contractors, and others working in the construction industry find better and more efficient methods and practices to be as successful as possible.”