karsten stemmer - partner

karsten stemmer


Karsten is Partner at S Plus Consult and joined in 2011.

As lead sensei and coach Karsten has supported change across multi-site global operations. The complexity and scale ranges from Value Stream to Business Group Transformations.

In the last 15 years Karsten has gained an extensive amount of C.I. experiences in his role of: Operations Manager, Leadership Coach, CI teacher, Lean Expert, Lean Champion, Lean Team Leader, Sensei, Black Belt & Six Sigma Deployment Champion.

Value Streams: Manufacturing, HR & People development, Supply Chain, Finance, Sales & Project management.

Karsten has developed and guided organizations from initial lean exposure to fully self-sustaining levels. He has coached, developed and trained 50+ leaders, 100+ experts and 500+ members.

Mayor Experiences:

  • CI Deployment Champion, Ontex International (2y)
  • Operations Manager, Friess GmbH (Stanley) (4y)
  • Six Sigma Black Belt and CI Team Leader, Novelis Göttingen (2y)
  • CI Manager, Hot Rolling Department Alu Norf (2y)

Some of the business results of Karsten are:

  • Customer Lead-time Reduction by 80 %
  • OTIF from 60 % to 98 %
  • 50 % Inventory Reduction
  • Change "Make to Stock" & "Make to Order"
  • European LSS Deployment at Ontex > € 1m business impact

Area of Business: Automotive Industry, Food Specialties, Chemical Industry, Aluminium Industry, Hand tools, Hygienic Disposables, Injection Moulding, Consultancy, Training &; Qualification.

Countries: Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Turkey, Belgium, USA & Canada. 

Karsten lives in Germany and speaks German & English.