Robert S. Stauffer

Senior Lean, Costing & Project Management Consultant

Rob Stauffer has been a Program Manager in The Center's Lean Business Solutions program for 15 years. He has trained and mentored Michigan companies in the entire portfolio of Lean Sigma strategies and methods specializing in financial analysis, costing, strategic planning, project management and Lean applied to the healthcare industry. He also works with clients on product development, product launches, transactional office processes and sales of technical programs.

Professional Experience
Rob has experience in manufacturing, non-profit, government, education, healthcare, biotech, medical device, information technology, and food processing industries. Prior to joining The Center, Rob was a Senior Activity –Based costing Manager at the University of Michigan Medical School. In addition to being a Financial Analyst/General Ledger Accountant, Accounting Supervisor and Controller at Electro-Matic Products, Rob was also a Cost accountant at H.R. Krueger Machine Tool.

M.B.A., Finance. University of Michigan Dearborn. Dearborn, MI
B.A., Economics and Management. Albion College. Albion, MI
Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)


What to Consider While Costs Are Rising
The Root Cause of Most Project Failures: Not Using a Work Breakdown Structure
Why Your Projects Fail, and How to Get Them Back on Track
Nine Ways to Protect a Project - And Project Manager - From Failure
Getting to the Bottom of Your Bottom Line Issues
How Manufacturers are Improving Cost Identification and Management Estimates