Darrel Whiteley

Darrel Whitely has worked in process improvement for over 20 years. His industry experience includes chemical, automotive, banking, insurance, logistics, semiconductors, pulp and paper, defense, metals, printing, electronics, food, software, and healthcare.  He possesses a strong background working in capital planning, project management, continuous and batch manufacturing, transactional process improvement, and inventory management.

He is a Master Black Belt, Lean Master, and Kaizen expert, and has trained and coached over 900 practitioners across the world. Previous accomplishments include deploying Operational Excellence at a $3B process industry company, yielding over $25M in savings over the 2-year deployment. Within that deployment, his projects included every function from planning to sales.

Previously, Darrel was a director with George Group Consulting, and Tech Center manager at Dow Chemical. Additionally, he holds both the US and international patents for the Hydrogenolysis of Methyl Chlorosilane Direct Process Residue.

Darrel's Publications and Insights

Top Continuous Improvement Projects in Supply Chain Deployment
Supply & Demand Chain Executive, 2022.
Essential Guide to Inventory Planning
Inventory planning models, benefits and how to develop a plan that delivers more efficiencies.
Objectives and Key Results
Darrel Whiteley is interviewed about strategies for goal setting. Includes free OKR examples for every department.


  • University of Louisville
    ME Chemical Engineering
    BS Chemical Engineering


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