1562254862872Jess is a continuous improvement leader with over 15 years of experience working in various industries. Her approach is greatly influenced by her experience working directly for Toyota in Georgetown, KY. Jess is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech.

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Areas of expertise:

  • Strategic planning and execution (including Hoshin Kanri)
  • A3 problem-solving
  • Process mapping and improvement
  • Daily management systems
  • Lean methodology and tools (i.e. 5S, Kanban, setup reduction, etc)
  • Six Sigma and data analysis
  • Building sustainable systems for continuous improvement


“Jess has the ability to pull the best out of the groups she serves, enabling them to walk beyond their present boundaries, expanding their visions of service, enabling their future growth both as a team and as an individual.”

“Jess Orr is one of the most passionate leaders in lean and continuous improvement that I have had the pleasure to work with. She understands the connection between systems, people, and tactical tools AND how to create the strategy necessary for executing the change necessary for a lean operating system. She is highly respected for her ability to achieve results in challenging situations.”

“Jess is immensely talented in that she combines highly acute abilities in developing people, data, and analytics so that bottom line results exceed challenging goals. She has an incredible respect for people and that is ultimately why I believe she is able to be extremely effective in sustaining positive cultural transformations.”