Developing the problem-solving & process improvement capabilities of your workforce

Christopher D. Chapman established Chapman Lean Enterprise (CLE) in 2010 following more than sixteen years of manufacturing, management, training, consulting, and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt experience at a globally focused automobile component manufacturer, leader in imaging, and one of the nation’s leading private technical universities.  CLE provides on-site training and consultations for manufacturing, healthcare, education, government, and service companies, and partners with colleges to train the emerging and retooling workforce.  We help companies develop their workforces into highly effective problem solvers, continuous improvement agents, and lean thinkers that integrate lean process improvement into day-to-day operations to increase efficiency, reduce waste, increase value, and improve customer satisfaction.  

At CLE, we recognize that your company’s competitive advantage and survival largely depend on the capability to problem solve and continually improve.  We subscribe to the old proverb, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”  To that end, CLE offers lean implementation consultations, kaizen events, value stream mapping, lean assessments, audits, and a variety of lean training courses to teach your workforce how to apply lean in your unique business conditions.  CLE uses PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act) as an overarching approach to problem solving and implementing lean to ensure high quality and long lasting solutions.  The PDCA cycle includes:

 Determine goals and targets; determine methods of reaching goals
 Engage in education and training; implement improvement
 Evaluate the results of the implementation
 Standardize and stabilize the change or begin the cycle again, depending on the results

Today is the day to begin developing the problem solving and continuous improvement capabilities of your workforce!  Contact us at or by phone at (585) 406-7804.

CLE is certified as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE).



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