Mike Orzen

Workshops – Coaching – Consulting

  • ● Enterprise Transformation towards Enterprise Excellence

  • ● Lean Service, Operations & Manufacturing

  • ● Lean for Knowledge Workers

  • ● Lean IT, Agile, Kanban, ITIL & DevOps

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Mike Orzen Bio

Mike OrzenMike Orzen, CMA, CFPIM, PMP

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Mike delivers a unique blend of Lean, Six Sigma, IT and Operations. His career of consulting and coaching for over 20 years includes the successful application of Lean and Operational Excellence in many environments including Manufacturing and Service industries, IT, Logistics, Insurance, Healthcare, Aerospace, and Food & Beverage. He has been plant manager of a medical implants facility, and spearheaded strategic planning and Project Management Office practices in several organizations. Mike’s experience includes systems design, enterprise-wide project management and large-scale roll out of Lean initiatives in global companies as guide and coach.

Mike is coauthor of the award-winning book “Lean IT: Enabling and Sustaining Your Lean Enterprise.” The book explores many aspects of Lean IT – including integrating IT with the business, information-based process improvement, Agile software development, infrastructure operations, ITIL, cloud computing and project management.

He holds degrees from Stanford University and the University of Oregon as well as certifications in Management Accounting, Production and Inventory Control, Project Management, Six Sigma and Agile.

Mike is Adjunct Professor with The Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence, a faculty member of the Lean Enterprise Institute and Portland State University, Advisor and Instructor with ThedaCare's Healthcare Vale Network, Coach with Ohio Sate University's Master of Business in Operation Excellence program, and President of Mike Orzen & Associates, which emphasizes respectfully engaging people, improving business process capability and leveraging information technology to drive a culture of operational excellence.



GBMP & The Shingo Institute

Senior Consultant, Certified Shingo Facilitator


Lean Enterprise Institute

Faculty Member


Shingo Institute

Adjunct Professor, Certified Facilitator

 Healthcare Network  

ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value

Advisor and Trainer, Charter Assessment team