CSCMP 2017 EDGE Supply Chain Academic Research Symposium, September 24, Atlanta, Georgia

Dr. Norman L. Firchau
President and CEO
Porsche Consulting, Inc.

Norman L. Firchau is a graduate of the mechanical engineering program of the Technical University in Braunschweig, Germany, where he also earned his doctoral degree.

Firchau began his professional career as an assistant professor in engineering design in 1998. In 2003, he joined Porsche Consulting where his main focus was optimizing products and processes with clients in various industries, mostly in the areas of research & development as well as supplier integration. In 2009, he assumed the position Manager, Business Development at Porsche Cars North America, Inc. where he led all strategic and corporate development projects before assuming his current role in October 2011. Porsche Consulting is one of Germany's leading management consulting companies with six offices worldwide. Their experts in Operational Excellence advise companies worldwide in the automotive, aerospace, industrial and consumer goods as well as construction and financial services industries.

Firchau is adamant that lean transformation and operational excellence requires a rigorous adherence to added value as everything else is waste.