Bob Bennett, President and Executive Consultant
As the successful leader of the lean transformation of Toyota’s $3 billion North American service parts supply chain, Bob Bennett has exceptional practical knowledge and insight. He rises to the challenge of growing businesses by building competitive advantage through efficient, fast, high quality product manufacturing and distribution operations.
Bob served as a Group Vice President and Officer of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. and General Manager of Toyota’s North American Parts Logistics Division. Leading the development of Toyota’s service parts and accessories procurement ,warehousing and logistics operation, he deployed The Toyota Production System (TPS) throughout his supply chain of 535 North American and global suppliers, 13 distribution centers, 7 North American distributors and 1,400 Toyota and Lexus dealers, creating the icon of the automotive industry.
His work has been documented in Jim Womack and Dan Jones’ book, Lean Thinking. He has the experience of having been on the shop floor ‘doing it’ throughout Toyota’s service parts supply chain. A growing number of consulted clients are benefiting from his, and his team’s, considerable career experience in the Toyota family of companies that invented Lean Manufacturing.