Kathy Austin

Kathy Austin

Introductory Series: Planning & Scheduling Single Project

Biography

Kathy Austin is a results-driven performance optimization leader with demonstrated experience building high-performing teams delivering multiple projects on or before the due-date, at or below budget, with full scope intact. Exceptionally skilled in project management, improving operational flows, and supply chains. Known for pro-active and strategic problem solving, and maximizing productivity, resulting in multi-million-dollar bottom-line improvements. Major in Air Force earlier in career. Core competencies include: Project Management, Operations and Logistics Leadership, Theory of Constraints/Lean Process Improvement, personal/organizational productivity. Kathy has been using/teaching/implementing Theory of Constraints since 1988, becoming a Jonah in 1989 and a Jonah’s Jonah in 1991. She has both depth and breadth of knowledge in virtually all TOC applications. Kathy has developed and taught beginner/intermediate/advanced levels of Production, Distribution, Supply Chain, Project Management, and Thinking Processes (Jonah and Day-to-Day TP tools). With Gerry Kendall, Kathy authored Advanced Multi-Project Management (2012). In 2014 she established the Operations Continuous Improvement Directorate at Delta Air Lines Inc, focused primarily on TOC and LSS across all airline operations. Kathy has been involved with TOCICO since the original meeting in Atlanta and served on the Board of Directors 2015-2018. She is currently Chair of the TOCICO Professional Development Committee.