What We Do

We help you create strategies, operations, and work environments that maximize human potential, deliver exceptional customer value, and ensure ongoing profitability and growth.


Why does your organization exist? Does everyone understand this? Are all decisions aligned with this?


What problems do your products solve for your customers? Do they want more than you’re delivering?


Have you created an environment that draws on every team member’s skills and potential?


How does work get done? Is it both efficient and effective? Is it continuously improved?


Does everyone understand what matters NOW? Do you have the will to say “no” or “not yet”?


Services We Offer

Full Transformation

We guide you to a new way of operating—and to new levels of performance.

Strategy Deployment

We help you set priorities, deploy resources properly and stay focused.

Value Stream Transformation

We help you deliver greater value with greater ease and at lower cost.

Targeted Improvement

We help you improve work systems, decision-making systems, and processes.

Lean Assessments

We help you discover what you need to take your improvement journey to the next level.

Leadership & Workforce Development

We help you build Lean practices and capabilities from your executive team to the frontlines.


Improvement Activities


Value Stream Transformations


Workshop participants



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Latest Posts

Process Change: Communication & Training

October 22, 2015

Rolling out process improvements is a common point of failure in organizations. In this webinar, you’ll learn tips for proper communication and learning so that […]

Lean and the Corporate Agenda

August 11, 2015

Why is it that even the most successful lean projects often go unrecognized in the executive suites? The issue may be lack of alignment – […]

Establish a Continuous Improvement Culture

July 9, 2015

Organizational culture – everybody talks about it, few understand its underlying mechanisms and even fewer know how to truly establish the culture they need to […]

Shingo Research Award for Value Stream Mapping

June 21, 2015

This is Karen’s second Shingo Research Award and Mike’s first. The award ceremony took place on May 5, 2015 in Provo, Utah. To learn more […]

Think Simple.

Profit Through Simplicity isn’t just our tagline. It’s a core value that informs everything we do. It’s who we are. It’s where you’d like to go. Invite us to guide you on your journey.

Do Simple.

Business is increasingly complex. Your operation doesn’t have to become increasingly complicated. Simplify to delight your customers, reduce frustration, and save money.


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Our Team

Mark Graban

Tina Jackson

Karen Martin

Mark Minukas

Tiffany Mock

Tracy O’Rourke

Mike Osterling

Jim Silva

Ric VanDerLinden

Brent Wahba

Chad Walters

Jerry Wright

Value. Flow. Profit.

The Karen Martin Group is your source for making it happen.