Jay Zortman is a proven leader in logistics, material handling and supply chain. For the past 10 years Jay has been the global leader of continuous improvement and lean manufacturing for a leading manufacturer of specialty vehicles. Additionally, he is an accomplished academic instructor serving as an Adjunct Professor for the past 12 years. This has allowed him to provide a unique learning environment based upon industry experience. Areas of expertise include: materials and supply chain, change management, strategic planning, professional development and education, organizational restructuring, and integrated supplier implementation.
Notable experience and accomplishments:
Prior to consulting, Jay worked at Harley-Davidson Motor Company for 19 years and held roles in Materials, Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement. During this time, Jay lead the implementation of a Lean Operating System at six manufacturing sites. He has led major Kaizen events to improve safety, improve throughput, and reduce waste. As a senior executive at Harley-Davidson, he has been the Global Lead for Continuous Improvement responsible for: process improvement, strategic alignment of multi plant initiatives, assessment of plant operating systems, and policy implementation and change. Additionally, Jay has also served as the Instructor of Graduate and Undergraduate Business Management courses for both on-ground and on-line sessions at Eastern University.
Jay holds an MBA from York College of Pennsylvania, with two additional mini-MBA degrees in Lean Six Sigma and Digitized Supply Chain from Rutgers University. He has also completed the APICS Supply Chain Management Program, at Penn State University.< Leadership Team