What Our Customers Have to Say

Turnaround Management Services

Bob Lane (LaneOPX) has been the right management consultant for our company. Through multiple engagements, Bob has worked with our team to solve problems and lead the cultural and productivity transformation of our complex manufacturing environment. His passionate expertise with continuous improvement methods and organizational development has proven to be a major contributor to boost profitability and advance customer service. Bob's understanding of our business situation, ability to simultaneously see detail and the big picture, and emphasis on looking for the best way forward contributed to the positive results that we achieved.

I fully endorse Bob and recommend LaneOPX if you want to achieve operational excellence at your company.


Chris Frank, Vice President, Human Resources - Veridiam

Bob Lane and I have worked together several times. I’m a big fan of Bob’s work because he is a commensurate and dynamic professional who brought capabilities and disciplines to Nexiant - a rapidly growing organization. Bob successfully implemented aspects of Six Sigma and Lean into our organization, which improved our operations and financial performance. More recently, Bob worked for me on a turn-around and operations project within one of my portfolio companies. Bob delivers results because he presents articulately with executive presence and operates with the respect of peers and subordinates. Bob's passion and hands-on approach to leadership inspired the team to achieve outstanding results and a high level of customer satisfaction.


David Ristow, Director of Investments - Eurovestech PLC

Mark Vettese, Chief Executive Officer - Nexiant

Bob is an outstanding Operations professional who really knows how to make things happen. His advice and leadership were key to the successful turnaround of Nexiant’s Manufacturing and Supply Chain operations. His Lean Transformation program contributed significant P&L savings and helped to strategically transform our business model from a manufacturing company to a services and software company.

Benjamin Goodman, Investment Professional - Shackleton Equity Partners

Bob has a proven ability for change management. He is quick to identify problems and implement sustainable solutions that enable operationally challenged companies to be successful. Bob was a key member of the operational diligence team when exploring the acquisition of RTI Electronics from Intricon Corporation (NASDAQ: IIN). After the transaction closed, Bob provided management stability and implemented a first 90 day plan focused on optimizing business processes, implementing lean operations and improving product quality. He delivered bottom line results and was a catalyst for cultural and performance improvement throughout the business.

Erwin Kammerer, Plant Manager - Greenlee (A Textron Company)

Bob is a true Operations professional. His expertise with Lean Transformation to drive Operational Excellence was instrumental to successfully re-integrate six acquired companies and turnaround our manufacturing operations. He uniquely ‘walks the talk’ and combines his technical know how with an engaging leadership style to get the job done.

Chuck Merino, President - Roundtable of Success

As an advisor to my company, Bob’s expertise with strategy development and operations planning has been invaluable. His ability to see through business challenges and recommend simple but elegant solutions has saved us a lot of time and money. It is great to have an advisor on our team with the depth of knowledge and experience that Bob brings.

Operational Excellence Services

I could not have asked for a better operations partner during my tenure at Greenlee (division of Textron ‘TXT’). In a matter of months, Bob began substantial turnarounds at manufacturing sites that were dying due to poor operations and a lack of management. I had the privilege of working closely with Bob and his team to clean up, improve, and turn unprofitable plants that were initially slated for closure into ones that provided some of the best quality products company-wide. Since then, Bob has proven to be an excellent mentor as his experience and know-how in management and operations is second to none, and extremely comprehensive. I look forward to the opportunity to again work closely with Bob Lane.


Loren Tarmo, VP, Finance - PatientSafe Solutions

I found Bob at a time when I most needed a business coach to guide me through the unchartered territory of developing my first product. With his wisdom, experience and mentorship, I avoided costly pitfalls and fast-tracked my plans to manufacture and distribute as well as potentially cut cost at numerous levels. Bob is an experienced listener, a leader and a willing role model, not to mention an extremely sought-after expert in Supply Chain Management and Operations. I am grateful for my new friendship with Bob and fortunate for his time in a "pay-it-forward" style. Bob made me think, made me work, made me succeed!


Andrew Huppertz, Lean Manufacturing Manager – US Manufacturing Corp

Jim Cerra, CEO - PlanetTogether

This letter of reference is to express my earnest recommendation of Bob Lane to anyone who is seeking an individual who can be transformational in the area of Operational Excellence.Bob has been an asset in improving my company, PlanetTogether, in many ways. PlanetTogether is a provider of Production Scheduling, Planning, and Optimization software, focused on the manufacturing industry. Upon meeting Bob at a Senator-sponsored event for improving manufacturing in California, it quickly became apparent that Bob’s wide-ranging operations and supply chain knowledge and real-world experience would be invaluable to our company. Since then, he has served as a CEO Coach to me, as an operations consultant to our prospective clients, and as a trusted operations and supply chain adviser to PlanetTogether’s management team. In each initiative that Bob has lead, he has impressed us with his clear-headed analysis, his exceptional ability to assess people and situations and his skill to smoothly guide everyone to solutions that they are enthusiastic to implement. Specific projects where Bob has driven improvement include: streamlining sales operations, creating impactful presentations, setting company vision, objectives, and measures, clarifying operational marketing communications to manufacturing audiences, developing an operations training game, launching a client education campaign, and facilitating our management retreat. Whenever Bob is leading an initiative I am confident that the result will be outstanding.In summary, I recommend Bob without reservation, particularly in the scope of operational excellence.

Cliff McFerran, Supply Chain Manager - ViaSat Inc

I’ve had the privilege to see Bob Lane serve as a coach, mentor, visionary and guide to employees across all operational disciplines. His unique ability to create a team environment, collectively raise expectations, and cultivate results-based accountability ultimately transforms business functions into centers of excellence.

Delia Charvel, Senior Production Manager - Asymtek

Through my years of working with Bob, I continue to be impressed by his focus on always making things better and more efficient. His extensive operations knowledge, ability to teach and his willingness to share that knowledge were and will continue to be a great influence in the development of my career. He is a great mentor and someone who will always have a better solution for your day to day operations.

Annie Yu, Business Associate - ZS Associates

Triton Consulting Group worked with Bob on a consumer products business expansion 3rd Party Logistics project. It was a great opportunity for our aspiring student consultants at the University of California, San Diego to get hands-on experience with deep analytics in operations consulting. Bob was instrumental in providing us with his expertise, providing us with guidance, resources, and feedback throughout the different phases of the project. As a result, our warehousing relocation and expansion strategy aligned with business growth requirements and was implemented with full success. We are so thankful for the continued support and dedication from Bob and his team!

Jeffrey Givens, Student, Supply Chain Management - USD

I found Bob at a time when I most needed a business coach to guide me through the unchartered territory of developing my first product. With his wisdom, experience and mentorship, I avoided costly pitfalls and fast-tracked my plans to manufacture and distribute as well as potentially cut cost at numerous levels. Bob is an experienced listener, a leader and a willing role model, not to mention an extremely sought-after expert in Supply Chain Management and Operations. I am grateful for my new friendship with Bob and fortunate for his time in a “pay-it-forward” style. Bob made me think, made me work, made me succeed!

Applied Learning Services

Bob Lane is both a teacher and a leader. His real world approach applies in both the academic and professional settings. He does not speak in vague terms of theory. Instead, Bob teaches and leads in a practical style which encourages students and co-workers to share their experiences and learn from one another. Bob is gifted in his ability to assess a situation, and then develop and implement a plan. As a result, he is successful in working with companies to establish Lean initiatives. His approach makes it simple and fun to deploy Lean methods to cut waste, reduce costs, and position for scalability.


Emily Schnarr, Manufacturing Manager - Greenlee - A Textron Company

Mr. Robert Lane (Bob) has been a wonderful addition to our group of leaders, educators, instructors and mentors at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems Sector in Rancho Bernardo. Bob displayed many strengths in visual and oral communications, but excelled when it came to connecting with each student individually, on a business and personal basis. When compared to instructors/professors I’ve had throughout my education, I can easily say plainly, Bob is a walking, talking Operations manual making our Supply Chain Management learning experience fun and enjoyable.


Butch Hanson, Manager, Manufacturing Engineering Global Manufacturing Emerging Programs - Northrop Grumman Corporation

Cathy Scavone, Senior Director, Business and Workforce Programs Extended Learning - Cal State San Marcos

Bob recently began teaching in our Operations Resource Management Certificate program and has consistently helped our professional students by delivering education and training that they can readily apply to their workplace. His classes are highly interactive and engaging. He willingly shares his depth of subject matter knowledge and diverse work experience, therefore providing his students with a comprehensive learning experience of incorporating textbook and real world applications.

Dion Lopez, HALE Affordability Analyst, CCE/A, Aerospace Systems Sector, Unmanned Systems Division - Northrop Grumman Corporation

I’ve known Bob Lane for several years and I highly recommend Bob and LaneOPX for training and consulting. Bob brought a wealth of knowledge to our Company as the instructor for the Production and Inventory Control Systems Certificate Series jointly sponsored by Northrop Grumman and the APICS organization. Bob’s vast experience in Operations Management, Leadership and Global Sourcing goes far beyond the Supply Chain realm. His career background and knowledge is relevant and far more valuable than the books alone. His teaching style keeps everyone actively engaged and positively entertained. His approach was especially helpful for the after-work evening sessions as we all looked forward to each session. Bob is a “thought leader” who’s proficiency spans across all business disciplines for Manufacturing, Development, Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Strategic and Tactical Management, Marketing and Sales. Whether you are in a corporate setting and enhancing your skill-sets or have a dream to create your own company, you will walk away with higher business confidence and knowledge to take your career to the next level.

Paul Rifino, Manager, Manufacturing Engineering, Aerospace Systems Sector - Northrop Grumman Corporation

Bob’s approach to teaching Supply Chain Management classes includes the integration of foundational knowledge with applied learning from real world experiences and the best methods to improve business operations. Bob dedicated time before and after each class to individually coach the students to assist them with their career development. As an educator myself, I found Bob’s teaching skills to be top notch. He was well received by all classmates and it was because of his reputation that new students gravitated to the program.

Alan Academia, Manufacturing Planner - General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

I have had the privilege to attend two Cal State San Marcos University courses presented by Bob Lane. He is very professional, well-educated and informed with the course topics. His industry expertise and impressive career results contributed greatly to the learning process. I appreciated his approach to combine actual business situations with the course material to supplement the classes. Bob’s approach to teaching is very inspiring as he actively involves the students to participate and share experiences, while learning as a group.

Kate Loin-Barron, Vice President, Education - APICS San Diego Chapter

I’ve worked with Bob for many years and his supply chain proficiency and command of teaching consistently creates a demand for his services. It is refreshing to see the positive responses of his professional students.

Rebecca Langford, Senior Buyer - Watkins Manufacturing Corp.

I had the pleasure of attending Bob Lane’s class on Lean Operations. He blends his work experience with the course material, creating an enriching learning environment. Bob’s energy and passion motivates his students to apply Lean methods at their work place.

Babette Wald, Director, Extension Programs - Cal State Dominguez Hills

It is my pleasure to write an open letter of recommendation in support of Bob Lane who continues to serve as an adjunct instructor for California State University Dominguez Hills. I have been working with Bob for the past 3 years. Bob is our top-rated instructor for the Certificate in Production and Inventory Control Supply Chain Management Education and Training Program. The certificate is designed for those who wish to gain a broad education in the principles of supply chain management. Bob has exclusively been teaching the 65-week program at Northrop Grumman in Rancho Bernardo. Bob draws on his career to enrich the learning experience. Very few professionals have amassed as much worldwide operations know how as he has. The Northrop Grumman students and management team are highly supportive of Bob’s teaching style. His ability to involve and motivate the students is well noted. Bob adds to the core material, incorporating numerous case studies and classroom exercises. These high-energy activities are packed with applied learning lessons and global experiences. This can only be accomplished because of his comprehensive range of operations and supply chain knowledge. We expect to expand our relationship with Bob because all he does is deliver results. I am sure that he can be an asset to your company.

Lucas Klotz, Northrop Grumman Corporation

Bob’s operations management training has proven invaluable to my career due to the insight brought by his breadth of experience. His proficiency is evident in that he lives what he teaches.

Gary Robertsons, MBA, C.P.M., Manager Engineer, Aerospace Systems Sector - Northrop Grumman Corporation

I have had the pleasure to be a student in Bob Lane’s supply chain management classes at Northrop Grumman for 1.5 years. Simply stated, he is a fantastic instructor. Bob is very knowledgeable, well studied, flexible and energetic. His ability to bring real-world experiences into the classroom was highly effective. His case study exercises held our attention and truly exposed us to both tactical and strategic supply chain management decision-making. I strongly recommend Bob to any firm seeking a world-class instructor.

Blake Bolton, Director, Global Logistics and Aftermarket Services - ViaSat Inc

As the Operations Department at ViaSat has grown over the years we have hired professionals with varying degrees of experience and visibility across functions. It was really important for us to establish a baseline educational program for operations and supply chain best practices and terminology in order to form a foundation for success. After evaluating various options, we brought on Bob Lane, from LaneOPX in partnership with APICS San Diego to deliver the courses. Bob is an ideal person to bring on board as he has extensive work experience, is an extremely engaging presenter, and facilitated conversation across the participants. A byproduct of Bob leading these training sessions was that it not only helped form the foundation for operational knowledge, but helped bridge the gap across different functional groups. I would highly recommend LaneOPX to help facilitate change management, provide training and education programs regarding operations and supply chain best practices, and for process improvement consultation. Bob has been an extremely valuable part of ViaSat’s educational journey and I would certainly endorse his support.

Keynote Speaking

Bob Lane has demonstrated an excellent ability to speak and communicate to a wide range of audiences. We were quite pleased to have him present "Quality is Operational Excellence" at the 2014 ASQ San Diego Quality Conference. Bob's material resonated with the audience as he provided clear tips and methods on how to strategically and tactically implement your company's Quality Management System to serve as the Business Management System. Our survey responses showed a superior level of satisfaction and we invited Bob back for our 2015 conference to educate and inspire our membership.


Mark Claywell, Project Manager, Quality Professional - ASQ San Diego Section Conference Chair

Bob did an outstanding job presenting "The Art of the Turnaround" to our chapter of local business professionals and leaders. He has commanding knowledge of the best practices to follow in order to ensure a successful turnaround effort. Bob engages the audience with actual stories of business transformation; he is very approachable and provides insightful answers to all questions from the audience.

We are looking forward to learning more about operational excellence through Bob's series of keynote speeches.


Jerry Gonzalez, President - APICS Orange County Chapter

Ophelia Hecht, Institute of Supply Chain Management - Orange County

I have known Mr. Lane since January 2014, when he delivered a presentation on how he turned around distressed businesses in various capacities: as a management consultant hired by private equity firms, and as an operational leader in a corporate setting.The stories themselves were substantive, educational and fascinating, and demonstrated his analytical and problem-solving capabilities on both strategic and tactical levels. As someone who has had public speaking training, I noticed that throughout the whole 90-minute-session, he did not utter one filler word, and kept the audience thoroughly engaged and wanting more.As a volunteer for the Educational Resources Committee of Institute of Supply Management- Orange County, I reached out to Mr. Lane when I assumed the committee leadership role and wanted to try a new format at our 2014/2015-season opener. We agreed on the topic of “Global Sourcing and Logistics;” in order to maximize our members’ participation, Mr. Lane suggested a “town-hall” style and offered to go live without knowing prior what questions would be asked. His confidence in his grasp of the subject and his willingness to have a lively, unscripted session are his hallmark, and we are going to push the envelope further by staging a “debate” when he makes a triumphant return to our affiliate in the near future.

Gordon Danielson, Director, Continuing Education - APICS San Diego Chapter

Bob Lane is a knowledgeable, passionate instructor who adroitly integrates real-world operations management practice with proven textbook theory, enabling students to immediately apply effective solutions in their own workplace. Bob’s dedication to his students, his genuine desire to mentor, and his ability to empower students to improve their work environment has made him an in-demand and highly rated instructor.

Sarv Singh, VP of Programs - Charter Member, TIE - APICS Orange County Chapter

I cannot begin to tell you what a great job Bob has done for our APICS group in Orange County. He has delivered several insightful speeches on Turnaround Management and Global Supply Chain Optimization. His Keynotes are well received and our membership looks forward to his presentations. I would strongly recommend Bob to any group of business professionals who are seeking to learn from a highly articulate and inspirational speaker.

Karla Pineda, Global Supply Chain, MRP Support, Aerospace Systems Sector - Northrop Grumman Corporation

Bob is very genuine and brings a wealth of knowledge and practical thinking to his work. He really connected with our organization and our members look forward to learning from him on an annual basis. With his presentations and stories, Bob has an amazing ability to engage with the audience and stimulate thought provoking discussions. His supply chain management acumen is comprehensive. His career stories are inspiring and energizing. I would encourage any company and/or professional organization to schedule Bob to present operational excellence methods and case studies if they’re committed to continuous improvement and developing their people.

Contact Us

662 Encinitas Blvd. Suite 280 Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 683-9210
info@laneopx.com

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What Our Customers Have to Say

Bob Lane (LaneOPX) has been the right management consultant for our company. Through multiple engagements, Bob has worked with our team to solve problems and lead the cultural and productivity transformation of our complex manufacturing environment. His passionate expertise with continuous improvement methods and organizational development has proven to be a major contributor to boost profitability and advance customer service. Bob's understanding of our business situation, ability to simultaneously see detail and the big picture, and emphasis on looking for the best way forward contributed to the positive results that we achieved.

I fully endorse Bob and recommend LaneOPX if you want to achieve operational excellence at your company.


Chris Frank, Vice President, Human Resources - Veridiam

Mark Vettese, Chief Executive Officer - Nexiant

Bob is an outstanding Operations professional who really knows how to make things happen. His advice and leadership were key to the successful turnaround of Nexiant’s Manufacturing and Supply Chain operations. His Lean Transformation program contributed significant P&L savings and helped to strategically transform our business model from a manufacturing company to a services and software company.

Benjamin Goodman, Investment Professional - Shackleton Equity Partners

Bob has a proven ability for change management. He is quick to identify problems and implement sustainable solutions that enable operationally challenged companies to be successful. Bob was a key member of the operational diligence team when exploring the acquisition of RTI Electronics from Intricon Corporation (NASDAQ: IIN). After the transaction closed, Bob provided management stability and implemented a first 90 day plan focused on optimizing business processes, implementing lean operations and improving product quality. He delivered bottom line results and was a catalyst for cultural and performance improvement throughout the business.

Erwin Kammerer, Plant Manager - Greenlee (A Textron Company)

Bob is a true Operations professional. His expertise with Lean Transformation to drive Operational Excellence was instrumental to successfully re-integrate six acquired companies and turnaround our manufacturing operations. He uniquely ‘walks the talk’ and combines his technical know how with an engaging leadership style to get the job done.

Chuck Merino, President - Roundtable of Success

As an advisor to my company, Bob’s expertise with strategy development and operations planning has been invaluable. His ability to see through business challenges and recommend simple but elegant solutions has saved us a lot of time and money. It is great to have an advisor on our team with the depth of knowledge and experience that Bob brings.

I could not have asked for a better operations partner during my tenure at Greenlee (division of Textron ‘TXT’). In a matter of months, Bob began substantial turnarounds at manufacturing sites that were dying due to poor operations and a lack of management. I had the privilege of working closely with Bob and his team to clean up, improve, and turn unprofitable plants that were initially slated for closure into ones that provided some of the best quality products company-wide. Since then, Bob has proven to be an excellent mentor as his experience and know-how in management and operations is second to none, and extremely comprehensive. I look forward to the opportunity to again work closely with Bob Lane.


Loren Tarmo, VP, Finance - PatientSafe Solutions

Jim Cerra, CEO - PlanetTogether

This letter of reference is to express my earnest recommendation of Bob Lane to anyone who is seeking an individual who can be transformational in the area of Operational Excellence.Bob has been an asset in improving my company, PlanetTogether, in many ways. PlanetTogether is a provider of Production Scheduling, Planning, and Optimization software, focused on the manufacturing industry. Upon meeting Bob at a Senator-sponsored event for improving manufacturing in California, it quickly became apparent that Bob’s wide-ranging operations and supply chain knowledge and real-world experience would be invaluable to our company. Since then, he has served as a CEO Coach to me, as an operations consultant to our prospective clients, and as a trusted operations and supply chain adviser to PlanetTogether’s management team. In each initiative that Bob has lead, he has impressed us with his clear-headed analysis, his exceptional ability to assess people and situations and his skill to smoothly guide everyone to solutions that they are enthusiastic to implement. Specific projects where Bob has driven improvement include: streamlining sales operations, creating impactful presentations, setting company vision, objectives, and measures, clarifying operational marketing communications to manufacturing audiences, developing an operations training game, launching a client education campaign, and facilitating our management retreat. Whenever Bob is leading an initiative I am confident that the result will be outstanding.In summary, I recommend Bob without reservation, particularly in the scope of operational excellence.

Cliff McFerran, Supply Chain Manager - ViaSat Inc

I’ve had the privilege to see Bob Lane serve as a coach, mentor, visionary and guide to employees across all operational disciplines. His unique ability to create a team environment, collectively raise expectations, and cultivate results-based accountability ultimately transforms business functions into centers of excellence.

Delia Charvel, Senior Production Manager - Asymtek

Through my years of working with Bob, I continue to be impressed by his focus on always making things better and more efficient. His extensive operations knowledge, ability to teach and his willingness to share that knowledge were and will continue to be a great influence in the development of my career. He is a great mentor and someone who will always have a better solution for your day to day operations.

Annie Yu, Business Associate - ZS Associates

Triton Consulting Group worked with Bob on a consumer products business expansion 3rd Party Logistics project. It was a great opportunity for our aspiring student consultants at the University of California, San Diego to get hands-on experience with deep analytics in operations consulting. Bob was instrumental in providing us with his expertise, providing us with guidance, resources, and feedback throughout the different phases of the project. As a result, our warehousing relocation and expansion strategy aligned with business growth requirements and was implemented with full success. We are so thankful for the continued support and dedication from Bob and his team!

Jeffrey Givens, Student, Supply Chain Management - USD

I found Bob at a time when I most needed a business coach to guide me through the unchartered territory of developing my first product. With his wisdom, experience and mentorship, I avoided costly pitfalls and fast-tracked my plans to manufacture and distribute as well as potentially cut cost at numerous levels. Bob is an experienced listener, a leader and a willing role model, not to mention an extremely sought-after expert in Supply Chain Management and Operations. I am grateful for my new friendship with Bob and fortunate for his time in a “pay-it-forward” style. Bob made me think, made me work, made me succeed!

Bob Lane is both a teacher and a leader. His real world approach applies in both the academic and professional settings. He does not speak in vague terms of theory. Instead, Bob teaches and leads in a practical style which encourages students and co-workers to share their experiences and learn from one another. Bob is gifted in his ability to assess a situation, and then develop and implement a plan. As a result, he is successful in working with companies to establish Lean initiatives. His approach makes it simple and fun to deploy Lean methods to cut waste, reduce costs, and position for scalability.


Emily Schnarr, Manufacturing Manager - Greenlee - A Textron Company

Cathy Scavone, Senior Director, Business and Workforce Programs Extended Learning - Cal State San Marcos

Bob recently began teaching in our Operations Resource Management Certificate program and has consistently helped our professional students by delivering education and training that they can readily apply to their workplace. His classes are highly interactive and engaging. He willingly shares his depth of subject matter knowledge and diverse work experience, therefore providing his students with a comprehensive learning experience of incorporating textbook and real world applications.

Dion Lopez, HALE Affordability Analyst, CCE/A, Aerospace Systems Sector, Unmanned Systems Division - Northrop Grumman Corporation

I’ve known Bob Lane for several years and I highly recommend Bob and LaneOPX for training and consulting. Bob brought a wealth of knowledge to our Company as the instructor for the Production and Inventory Control Systems Certificate Series jointly sponsored by Northrop Grumman and the APICS organization. Bob’s vast experience in Operations Management, Leadership and Global Sourcing goes far beyond the Supply Chain realm. His career background and knowledge is relevant and far more valuable than the books alone. His teaching style keeps everyone actively engaged and positively entertained. His approach was especially helpful for the after-work evening sessions as we all looked forward to each session. Bob is a “thought leader” who’s proficiency spans across all business disciplines for Manufacturing, Development, Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Strategic and Tactical Management, Marketing and Sales. Whether you are in a corporate setting and enhancing your skill-sets or have a dream to create your own company, you will walk away with higher business confidence and knowledge to take your career to the next level.

Paul Rifino, Manager, Manufacturing Engineering, Aerospace Systems Sector - Northrop Grumman Corporation

Bob’s approach to teaching Supply Chain Management classes includes the integration of foundational knowledge with applied learning from real world experiences and the best methods to improve business operations. Bob dedicated time before and after each class to individually coach the students to assist them with their career development. As an educator myself, I found Bob’s teaching skills to be top notch. He was well received by all classmates and it was because of his reputation that new students gravitated to the program.

Alan Academia, Manufacturing Planner - General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

I have had the privilege to attend two Cal State San Marcos University courses presented by Bob Lane. He is very professional, well-educated and informed with the course topics. His industry expertise and impressive career results contributed greatly to the learning process. I appreciated his approach to combine actual business situations with the course material to supplement the classes. Bob’s approach to teaching is very inspiring as he actively involves the students to participate and share experiences, while learning as a group.

Kate Loin-Barron, Vice President, Education - APICS San Diego Chapter

I’ve worked with Bob for many years and his supply chain proficiency and command of teaching consistently creates a demand for his services. It is refreshing to see the positive responses of his professional students.

Rebecca Langford, Senior Buyer - Watkins Manufacturing Corp.

I had the pleasure of attending Bob Lane’s class on Lean Operations. He blends his work experience with the course material, creating an enriching learning environment. Bob’s energy and passion motivates his students to apply Lean methods at their work place.

Babette Wald, Director, Extension Programs - Cal State Dominguez Hills

It is my pleasure to write an open letter of recommendation in support of Bob Lane who continues to serve as an adjunct instructor for California State University Dominguez Hills. I have been working with Bob for the past 3 years. Bob is our top-rated instructor for the Certificate in Production and Inventory Control Supply Chain Management Education and Training Program. The certificate is designed for those who wish to gain a broad education in the principles of supply chain management. Bob has exclusively been teaching the 65-week program at Northrop Grumman in Rancho Bernardo. Bob draws on his career to enrich the learning experience. Very few professionals have amassed as much worldwide operations know how as he has. The Northrop Grumman students and management team are highly supportive of Bob’s teaching style. His ability to involve and motivate the students is well noted. Bob adds to the core material, incorporating numerous case studies and classroom exercises. These high-energy activities are packed with applied learning lessons and global experiences. This can only be accomplished because of his comprehensive range of operations and supply chain knowledge. We expect to expand our relationship with Bob because all he does is deliver results. I am sure that he can be an asset to your company.

Lucas Klotz, Northrop Grumman Corporation

Bob’s operations management training has proven invaluable to my career due to the insight brought by his breadth of experience. His proficiency is evident in that he lives what he teaches.

Gary Robertsons, MBA, C.P.M., Manager Engineer, Aerospace Systems Sector - Northrop Grumman Corporation

I have had the pleasure to be a student in Bob Lane’s supply chain management classes at Northrop Grumman for 1.5 years. Simply stated, he is a fantastic instructor. Bob is very knowledgeable, well studied, flexible and energetic. His ability to bring real-world experiences into the classroom was highly effective. His case study exercises held our attention and truly exposed us to both tactical and strategic supply chain management decision-making. I strongly recommend Bob to any firm seeking a world-class instructor.

Blake Bolton, Director, Global Logistics and Aftermarket Services - ViaSat Inc

As the Operations Department at ViaSat has grown over the years we have hired professionals with varying degrees of experience and visibility across functions. It was really important for us to establish a baseline educational program for operations and supply chain best practices and terminology in order to form a foundation for success. After evaluating various options, we brought on Bob Lane, from LaneOPX in partnership with APICS San Diego to deliver the courses. Bob is an ideal person to bring on board as he has extensive work experience, is an extremely engaging presenter, and facilitated conversation across the participants. A byproduct of Bob leading these training sessions was that it not only helped form the foundation for operational knowledge, but helped bridge the gap across different functional groups. I would highly recommend LaneOPX to help facilitate change management, provide training and education programs regarding operations and supply chain best practices, and for process improvement consultation. Bob has been an extremely valuable part of ViaSat’s educational journey and I would certainly endorse his support.

Bob Lane has demonstrated an excellent ability to speak and communicate to a wide range of audiences. We were quite pleased to have him present "Quality is Operational Excellence" at the 2014 ASQ San Diego Quality Conference. Bob's material resonated with the audience as he provided clear tips and methods on how to strategically and tactically implement your company's Quality Management System to serve as the Business Management System. Our survey responses showed a superior level of satisfaction and we invited Bob back for our 2015 conference to educate and inspire our membership.


Mark Claywell, Project Manager, Quality Professional - ASQ San Diego Section Conference Chair

Ophelia Hecht, Institute of Supply Chain Management - Orange County

I have known Mr. Lane since January 2014, when he delivered a presentation on how he turned around distressed businesses in various capacities: as a management consultant hired by private equity firms, and as an operational leader in a corporate setting.The stories themselves were substantive, educational and fascinating, and demonstrated his analytical and problem-solving capabilities on both strategic and tactical levels. As someone who has had public speaking training, I noticed that throughout the whole 90-minute-session, he did not utter one filler word, and kept the audience thoroughly engaged and wanting more.As a volunteer for the Educational Resources Committee of Institute of Supply Management- Orange County, I reached out to Mr. Lane when I assumed the committee leadership role and wanted to try a new format at our 2014/2015-season opener. We agreed on the topic of “Global Sourcing and Logistics;” in order to maximize our members’ participation, Mr. Lane suggested a “town-hall” style and offered to go live without knowing prior what questions would be asked. His confidence in his grasp of the subject and his willingness to have a lively, unscripted session are his hallmark, and we are going to push the envelope further by staging a “debate” when he makes a triumphant return to our affiliate in the near future.

Gordon Danielson, Director, Continuing Education - APICS San Diego Chapter

Bob Lane is a knowledgeable, passionate instructor who adroitly integrates real-world operations management practice with proven textbook theory, enabling students to immediately apply effective solutions in their own workplace. Bob’s dedication to his students, his genuine desire to mentor, and his ability to empower students to improve their work environment has made him an in-demand and highly rated instructor.

Sarv Singh, VP of Programs - Charter Member, TIE - APICS Orange County Chapter

I cannot begin to tell you what a great job Bob has done for our APICS group in Orange County. He has delivered several insightful speeches on Turnaround Management and Global Supply Chain Optimization. His Keynotes are well received and our membership looks forward to his presentations. I would strongly recommend Bob to any group of business professionals who are seeking to learn from a highly articulate and inspirational speaker.

Karla Pineda, Global Supply Chain, MRP Support, Aerospace Systems Sector - Northrop Grumman Corporation

Bob is very genuine and brings a wealth of knowledge and practical thinking to his work. He really connected with our organization and our members look forward to learning from him on an annual basis. With his presentations and stories, Bob has an amazing ability to engage with the audience and stimulate thought provoking discussions. His supply chain management acumen is comprehensive. His career stories are inspiring and energizing. I would encourage any company and/or professional organization to schedule Bob to present operational excellence methods and case studies if they’re committed to continuous improvement and developing their people.

Contact Us
662 Encinitas Blvd. Suite 280 Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 683-9210
info@laneopx.com
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