The Pro Action Group Team Bios

Joan Adams

Joan Adams has been a Senior Consultant to manufacturing companies for over 30 years. She brings measurable and sustainable improvements in operations, quality, customer service and retention. Joan is a fully certified Lean trainer, implementer, and facilitator.

Prior to joining The ProAction Group, Joan consulted with the French National Utility – EdF, and ATKearney.  She then started her own consultancy where she provides Lean expertise to manufacturing, administration, warehousing, and distribution. She strives to bring Lean principles and techniques to the strategy side of business as well, helping client companies fully leverage their operational excellence as a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Joan writes monthly business columns on Lean for two trade magazines.  She is also a professor in operations two business schools in the NYC area. Joan received her BS in engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, her diplôme ingénierie from Ecole Centrale – Paris, her MS in engineering from MIT, and her MBA in operations from The Wharton School.