Dave Scottow

Lean Team Coaching and Support

Providing Lean Six Sigma Training, Coaching, and Implementation

Company Overview

Dave Scottow provides Lean Six Sigma training, coaching, and implementation. We help health systems, industrial clients, as well as small and medium-sized businesses improve their productivity, sales, profits and more.


Contact us to learn more about our services and arrange an initial consultation in our calendar-type system. We also offer free assessments!

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to provide support services for Operations Excellence leaders and teams supporting an organizations leadership team as they apply Lean Six Sigma Tools and Techniques. Our coaching techniques and project facilitation enable organizations to achieve goals in safety, quality, delivery of services, cost of operations and staff engagement.

About The Senior Lean Coach 

Dave Scottow has more than 25 years of experience in the fields of consulting, training, and coaching. He started his Lean journey as a manufacturing leader having profit and loss responsibility. He proved that Toyota Production System Lean Principles and Tools

worked in non-automotive processes. He was able to transform a $3.5-million plant, a $13.5-million plant, and a $50-million, 7-plant corporation using Lean principles.


Dave was able to improve the productivity, save jobs, and grow the market share of clients. He went from the company’s plant manager to chief executive officer in less than 10 years — the same time he was conducting career broadening plant turnarounds for Harland Clarke and Corporate Express. 

Lean Six Sigma Implementation in Major Health Systems

Over time, Dave has led Teams that have helped transform health care systems. See the detailed list of his contributions to major health systems below.

Baylor Scott & White Health

  • Vice President, North Texas
  • Lean Management System Deployment Model
  • Lean Operations Excellence Team
  • Transfer of LMS System to Merged System
  • AVP, Lean Management System Design, Implementation, and Sustenance

Altarum Institute 

  • Senior Lean Coach
  • UofM, Optiprise, Henry Ford Medicine Lean Transformation Model

UMass Memorial Health Care

  • Lead Lean Consultant
  • Lean Office Setup and Staffing
  • 6 Projects

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

  • Lead Lean Consultant
  • Lean office Setup
  • 3 Projects

Stanford Hospitals and Clinics

  • Lead Lean Consultant
  • Lean Office Setup
  • 6 Projects

Avera McKennan Health System

  • Lead Lean Consultant
  • 9 Projects

Fairview Health System and University of Minnesota Medical Center 

  • Lead Lean Consultant
  • 6 Projects

Harris Regional Health Center

  • Lead Lean Consultant
  • 4 Projects

Projects Completed and Team Leadership of Lean Operations Excellence Teams

  • Lean Management System (1,500 Huddle Boards, 30,000+ Daily Staff Huddling, Development of LMS Tracking System): Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Lean Redesign of Clinic System Provider (Physicians, PAs, NPs) Practice Model: BSWH
  • Perioperative Services Lean Transformations, Including PreOp and PACU: UMMC Minneapolis
  • Emergency Room Transformation and Redesign: Avera McKennan Health System
  • Nursing Care Lean Transformation: Harris Community Health System
  • ED Through Discharge Value Stream Mapping, Redesign, and Implementation: UMASS, Worchester, Massachussets
  • Spinal Surgery Rehabilitation Inpatient Pharmacy Redesign, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • ValuMetrix Model Lean Lab Design and Implementation Project: 20 Hospitals, BSWH
  • Lean Improvement in Revenue Cycle – 6 day, $6 million: Harris Community Health System
  • A3 Waves: (100+ A3’s achieved) NTX Division, 12 Hospitals, BSWH

Other Projects Completed

        • Food Services, Facilities Management, IS, HR, Hospitality, Cancer Centers, Women’s Imaging Center, Ophthalmology Clinic, Central Lab Redesign, Specialty Labs Redesign, Outpatient Blood Collection Centers, Etc.
        • Utilize OpEx 15 Step Lean Transformation Model

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