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Yokoten Learning was begun by Jess Orr, a continuous improvement practitioner, thinker, and learner. She has 10+ years of experience in a variety of industries, including Toyota. Currently, she works as a practitioner for WestRock, a large paper and packaging company.

Jess is particularly passionate about coaching others in continuous improvement principles and practices, guided by her core value of “Respect for People”.

Jess’ areas of specific expertise include:

  • Toyota Production System and lean manufacturing
  • A3 thinking and problem-solving
  • 5S and visual management
  • Current and future state process mapping
  • Six Sigma principles and tools
  • Transactional / administrative process improvements
  • Workshop facilitation
  • Project management
  • Team-building and engagement

Her other experience includes quality engineering, stamping, welding, tooling design, and rubber manufacturing. She has two Six Sigma Black Belt certifications, is certified in Toyota Business Practices and holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Math from Virginia Tech. She currently lives with her husband in Winston-Salem, NC.

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