Todd Hudson

Todd Hudson

Knowledge Transfer, Lean Methods, New Hire Productivity

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Boulder, Colorado

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With more than 20 years of industrial engineering and plant management experience at European, Chinese, and US-owned companies in a variety of industries, Todd Hudson seen just about everything the business world can throw at you. From frenetic growth and high volume, to cutting out fat, cutting into muscle, and cutting your own throat.

Todd is a long-time lean operations practitioner and six sigma black belt. He's started up a billion-dollar semiconductor fab, improved factory performance so it just hums along, integrated operations after mergers and acquisitions, and outsourced production overseas laying off hundreds of employees and closing plants.

In 2003, Todd started his own consulting firm to pioneer the application of lean production principles to training and development. Throughout his career, Todd's seen that effective knowledge transfer and sharing of expertise are critical elements to success. Today, the blistering pace of change, the globalization of business, and the explosion of learning technologies requires organizations adopt a new learning framework.

In 2009, he launched an e-learning program based on these principles that helps Gen Y new hires and interns get themselves up to speed in their new jobs.

His clients have a passion to teach their employees, customers, and business partners the knowledge they need to do their work flawlessly. They include Fortune 100 giants as well as fast and furious startups and mid-sized companies around the world. Todd speaks regularly to companies and business associations about using lean to improve training and learning.

Todd holds an MS in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of Massachusetts and a BA in Chinese and Economics from Connecticut College. He speaks enough Chinese and French to cause an international incident and has lived in Taiwan.

Areas of Expertise
  • Production cost estimating
  • Capacity planning
  • Facility layout and flow
  • Staffing and training plans
  • Simulation and modeling
  • Process cost reduction
  • Cycle time reduction
  • Production systems design
    - Demand flow technology
    - Kanban and lean systems
  • Quality control and improvement
    - SPC, DOE, FMEA
    - Poka Yoke
    - Six Sigma, Kaizen
  • Peer Mentoring©
  • Supply chain planning and design
  • Supplier and contract manufacturer audits
  • Peer Mentoring: A Practical Approach to Knowledge Transfer
  • Internal Predators: What Yellowstone Wolves and Navy Seals Can Teach You About Innovation
  • Culture Mapping for Better Organizations
  • Walking Around in Your Underwear: How Transparency Adds Hot New Value to Operations
  • What Your Employees Don't Learn Can Kill You: Why Effective Mentoring is Essential for High Performing Operations