Jon Yingling

Jon Yingling


Ph.D., Economics: University of New Hampshire, 1991.
MA, Economics: Tufts University, 1980.

BA, Economics and International Relations: University of North Carolina, 1978.


As co-founder and CTO of ILS, Dr. Yingling leads key engagements and activities for ILS clients and spends much of his time in developing novel technologies and solutions for its customers to help them resolve their most complex operational problems. He leads operational assessments and value stream design workshops where future state system designs, often very creative, are established that enable ILS clients to realize major gains in operational performance. Subsequently he guides them in their implementation and has a track record of impressive results.

He has strong capabilities in all lean and six sigma tools, as well as all types of manufacturing operations, lean product development, scheduling and production control, lean health care, warehousing and distribution centers, office and transactional systems, and supply chain development. Prior to founding ILS with his partners in 2006, Dr. Yingling was a Professor at the University of Kentucky, where he led development of one of the most extensive and acclaimed graduate-level academic programs in lean systems at any U.S. university and was a key leader in their highly acclaimed industrial education and extension program that served thousands of professionals from large and small companies around the glob