Luis A. Ibarra - Lean / Operational Excellence Manager at Fleetwood RV, Inc.

Lean / Operational Excellence Manager at Fleetwood RV, Inc.



Work category

Manufacturing and Operations




Comprehensive experience in operations management; Capacity Planning, Equipment utilization and P&L.

Lead multi-site process improvements efforts to meet strategic business goals by Implementing Lean-Six Sigma methodologies and Quality Systems ISO-TS & Military ITAR.

Almost 16 years of experience implementing Toyota Production System and more than 200 projects kaizen implemented.

Experience with startup and streamlining of new and existing manufacturing operations, union and non-union environments; fluent in English, Spanish and Basic Portuguese conversation

Luis A. Ibarra's Professional Experience

2012 - Present

Fleetwood RV, Inc. - Lean / Operational Excellence Manager

Drive Lean / OpEx Strategy in two manufacturing facilities and service. 980 employees.
Lead and facilitate kaizen projects, lean certification process, training and Internal Lean / Gemba audits.
Implement and sustain 5s, VSM, SMED, TPM, STD Work, Kanban and One piece flow to eliminate waste.
Support management team by policy deployment ( Hoshin Kanri) implementation and KPI's tracking system ( Visual Factory ).

Key Skills
2012 - 2012

Commercial Vehicle Group - Lean 6 Sigma Manager / Mexico

Lead Continuous Improvement Strategy throughout Mexico Operations (2,928 Employees ).
Wire Harnesses Operation / Construction & Military Equipment.
Coordinate and Facilitate Kaizen Events, 6 sigma projects, Improve OEE and Cycle Time Reduction by elimination of waste.

Key Skills
6 Sigma construction strategy
2006 - 2012

Commercial Vehicle Group - Production Manager

Coordinate 1,200 people operation, producing wire harnesses for Construction, Military and Domestic Trucks. Managing Inventory levels, schedule attainment, equipment utilization, budget and operational costs performance.
Six Sigma Champion and Lean Facilitator, driving and coaching continuous improvement projects.
Some clients: Caterpillar, Honeywell, Oshkosh & Mcneilus .
Achievements: Equipment Utilization increased from 48% to 72%, 62% WIP Reduction, Production Cycle Time reduced from 8 to 3.5 days. On Time Delivery Increased from 76% to 98%. Productivity improved from 58% to 76%. Obtained SQEP Bronze Certification 2009 & 2010 Caterpillar

Key Skills
construction six sigma
2004 - 2006

Commercial Vehicle Group - Director Of Productivity / Lean - Six Sigma

Support the management group by training and facilitating all functional areas with Lean / OpEx Methodologies & 6Sigma through 2,100 people operation.
• Develop Lean Individual Goal/Objectives
• Establish monthly and quarterly milestones and provide reports to Management covering progress against the established milestones & Facilitate Training sessions in accordance with the strategic plan.

Key Skills

Luis A. Ibarra's Education and Qualifications


Masters/PostGrad - Master of Business Administration (MBA), Total Quality

Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua


Bachelor/Degree - Executive Management, Business Administration and Management, General

Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey / ITESM


Bachelor/Degree - BD Industrial Engineering, Operations

Tecnologico de Nogales

Luis A. Ibarra's Additional Information