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North American Consultants

Quarterman Lee
Quarterman Lee

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Quarterman Lee

Quarterman Lee

"Q" started his career at the fountainhead of Lean Manufacturing, Ford Motor Company. He has worked in foundries, paper mills and a window manufacturing plant in positions from Engineer to Plant Manager. Since 1977 he has been consulting, training and writing. Mr. Lee has authored two books and hundreds of articles and programs. "Q" also restores classic cars and is President of Strategos.

Ed Phillips
Ed Phillips

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Ed Phillips

Ed is Vice-President of Strategos, Inc. His career has included lean manufacturing and distribution, plant relocation and consolidation, process improvement, site selection, industrial and manufacturing engineering, materials handling mechanization, industrial facilities planning and optimization, plant and warehouse layout, and logistics.

Mr. Phillips is also past chairman of the Materials Handling Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the author of the book "Manufacturing Plant Layout".

Brad Snyder
Brad Snyder

Brad SnyderBrad Snyder

Brad is an ASQ certified Six Sigma Black Belt. He is also an experienced consultant in Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma and has worked as an employee in both manufacturing and staff positions. Brad is an enthusiastic and energetic trainer who always gets top evaluations. Brad has held positions in information systems management and has both his Bachelor's and Master's degrees. Bio>>

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 Lourdes Menendez
Lourdes Menendez

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Lourdes MenendezLourdes Menendez

Lourdes is our expert in Socio-Technical Systems-the integration of technical processes with human performance. She is an enthusiastic and dynamic trainer in Five-S, Team Development, Quality, Leadership and Lean Manufacturing. Ms. Menendez has held management positions in manufacturing firms. She holds a BS in Communication with a major in Industrial Engineering. Lourdes has assisted many firms to improve quality and productivity in commercial baking, construction equipment, plastics, textiles, service and other industries.

A native of Puebla, Mexico she has resided in Boston and Dallas for many years and is fluent in Spanish and English.

Will Nelson
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Will NelsonWilliam Nelson

Will has over 20 years of experience in Biomechanics, Ergonomics, Human Factors and Product Development. Past work includes training for injury prevention; ergonomic job analysis, human factors, CTD analysis and workstation design. Will has an M.B.A from Rockhurst University and M.S. and B.S.M.E. degrees from Purdue University.

He was on the U.S. Olympic Rowing Team in 1978 and has been a U.S. Olympic Committee Sports Science Consultant. He has worked with Olympic athletes to optimize body dynamics.

Peter Ellis

Peter Ellis

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Practical" is the word for Peter Ellis. He has designed manufacturing and distribution facilities worldwide for more than 25 years. Based in Sidney, Australia, Peter is the founder of Peter J. Ellis Associates, a Strategos-International Affiliate. Bio>>


Columbus, Ohio

Ed Phillips

Ed Phillips

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The Sims Consulting Group has been a leader in Industrial Engineering, Facilities Planning, and Management Consulting for 40 years. Leadership for innovation, establishment of industry standards and leadership that guides clients to the technological edge.

SCG's pioneering work is widely recognized. The firm literally "wrote the book" on warehousing and trained thousands in logistics, lean mfg. material flow, warehouse and plant layout.

  • Lean Manufacturing Plant Layout & Facilities Planning>
  • Physical Distribution & Logistics
  • Total Productive Maintenance
  • Information Technology/ Engineering

Sims Consulting Group

1525 Elmwood Drive, NE - Lancaster, Ohio 43130 USA

Tel: 740-654-1091 - Fax: 973-201-2552


Kansas City, Missouri

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Quarterman Lee

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For more than 20 years, Quarterman Lee and the Strategos team have helped clients understand and improve business and manufacturing operations. Based in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, we travel globally on training and consulting assignments.

  • Facilities/Layout Planning for Factories, Warehouses

  • Supply Chain & Distribution Strategy

  • Production and Industrial Engineering

  • Lean Manufacturing

  • Manufacturing Strategy

  • Productivity Improvement

  • Materials Handling

  • Warehousing & Physical Distribution

Strategos, Inc.

3916 Wyandotte Street, Kansas City, MO 64111 USA
Tel: 816-931-1414     Fax: 816-756-3368


Peter Ellis

Peter Ellis

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Peter J. Ellis & Associates

Peter J. Ellis & Associates is an Industrial Engineering & Management Consultancy with projects in many sectors of industry and commerce throughout Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia.


  • Facilities and layout planning for factories, warehousing and distribution

  • Development & evaluation of distributions strategies

  • Production and Industrial Engineering

  • Productivity improvement

  • Materials handling

  • Warehousing & physical distribution

  • Electronic technologies for warehousing, distribution and production

Peter J. Ellis & Associates

255 Military Road, Cremorne NSW 2090, AUSTRALIA

Tel: +61 2 9908 3322    Fax: +61 2 9909 1941

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