Peter Baumgartner

Peter Baumgartner, a Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, is the Operational Excellence Director at the University at Buffalo's The Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE). As a resident expert in Lean Six Sigma, he has delivered substantial, validated hard savings across a variety of projects in such industries as manufacturing, medical devices, building materials, publishing, finance, IT, food service and automotive. He has nearly 10 years of experience with a global company in serving as the lead on a multitude of process improvement project teams that have delivered record performance in yields, cost reduction, quality and safety. Baumgartner has an advanced understanding and application of statistics, and develops the potential in others through helping them understand Six Sigma and Lean methodologies. He holds an MS in Applied Statistics from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and a BS in Chemical Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

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Operational Context and Data (Coursera)

By the end of this course, learners are empowered to implement data-driven process improvement objectives at their organization. The course covers: the business case for IoT (Internet of Things), the strategic importance of aligning operations and performance goals, best practices for collecting data, and facilitating a process mapping activity [...]

Data Analysis and Visualization (Coursera)

By the end of this course, learners are provided a high-level overview of data analysis and visualization tools, and are prepared to discuss best practices and develop an ensuing action plan that addresses key discoveries. It begins with common hurdles that obstruct adoption of a data-driven culture before introducing [...]