Alice Bomar has over 40 years of experience in lean manufacturing, supplier development and management, and project development and management. She has coached and trained all levels (shop floor to owners/CEO) through the Toyota Production System (TPS) methodologies such as A3, 5S, Standardized Work, Andon, Production Leveling, Visual Management, Kaizens, OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness), Quick Change Over, Pull System, Takt Time, Error Proofing, Seven Waste.
Prior to joining The ProAction Group, Alice has performed various leadership roles at Whirlpool Corporation. As Senior Supplier Quality Engineer, she was responsible for all plastic components and +400 console models for all dryers in a mass production plant (+15,000 Dryers daily) and supported all new product launches and current model revisions. While managing 37 plastic and steel suppliers, Alice implemented and monitored key quality activities at the suppliers, such as APQP, supplier evaluation (audit), PPAP, problem-solving, 8D and corrective action. By applying World Class Manufacturing (WCM) methodology in the supplier base Whirlpool achieved 2 consecutive years with zero suppliers ranked as AA or A. As Senior Sourcing Specialist, Alice supported Whirlpool’s operations of 13 manufacturing plants in the United States and Mexico as well as their supply base of +1,300 suppliers in United States, Mexico, and Canada. Alice was responsible for delivering improvements in Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost throughout assembly operations, applying WTSP methodologies in workstation designs, low cost-no cost design, and standardized work.
Alice has supervised over 250 direct reports in various operational areas such as power & wet paint, cabinet stamping and hang, drum expanders and drum central areas and was responsible for 87 machine processes over three shifts in a union environment.
Alice has accredited certifications in Plastic Engineering Technology from The Behrend College and education from Marion Technical College.