John Compton

John Compton

John is owner and principal of Compton & Associates, a consulting company dedicated to improving the people, processes, and profits of its clients. He is professor emeritus of the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he taught quality systems and process improvement while serving as director of the Center for Quality and Productivity in the Graphic Arts. Most recently, he served as vice president of quality and training at Vertis Communications and prior to that, he served as vice president of quality and organizational development at Fort Dearborn Company. John has authored and co-authored several books dealing with quality and productivity in the printing and imaging industry. He is a Master Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt and a senior member of the American Society for Quality. John has served as a consultant to the Continuous Improvement Conference since 2010.

A Quote to Remember

A good quote captures an idea in few words. This quote in particular will help put the traditional seven wastes of Lean in perspective.

The Customer Buys Your Value Stream

All value is the result of processes that create a value stream. However, these processes are loaded with the 7 Lean wastes.