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About: Kevin Cooper

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  • Role : Co-author
  • Courses Submitted : 5s and Teams, Makeready Reduction
  • Specialist in : Continuous Improvement

Kevin is a professor in the Graphic Communication Department at California Polytechnic State University (better known as Cal Poly), where he instructs on strategic management and other business issues related to the printing industry. A former executive with both R.R. Donnelley and Microsoft, Kevin spent nearly 20 years in the printing industry before returning to Cal Poly (his alma mater) in 2000. In addition to his role as professor, he engages in consulting activities focused on Lean manufacturing implementations. Kevin authored the book Lean Printing: Cultural Imperatives to Success and co-authored the book Lean Printing: Pathways to Success, both published by Printing Industries Press. His latest book, co-authored with Malcolm Keif, is Setup Reduction for Printers: A Practical Guide to Reducing Makeready Time in Print Manufacturing.