Milwaukee Consulting Group
Dantar Oosterwal is a partner at the Milwaukee Consulting Group, LLC. Prior to joining the Milwaukee Consulting Group, Dantar led world-wide implementation of lean methods across the world-wide businesses of Sara Lee as Global Vice President of Continuous Improvement. Prior to Sara Lee, he spent 9 years with Harley-Davidson in a variety of different functions, including; Product Development, Cost Management, Procurement, Supply Chain and Continuous Improvement. Dantar has a passion for improvement of business systems and has written a book entitled, ‘The Lean Machine’ which presents the application of lean principles beyond the manufacturing enviromment and the associated cultural change process for knowledge workers. This story draws heavily on the experience leading improvement of Harley-Davidson’s product development process which resulted in a 5-fold improvement in the throughput and 50% acceleration in time-to-market.
Dantar holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering fom the University of Michigan and a Masters degree in Management from the Sloan School of Management at MIT.