Sissel P. Lundeby operates Lean Tech AS. Sissel has 18 years experience within process industry, consultancy, project management, environmental technology and change management. She completed her Master in Chemical Engineering at NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) and have experience from international process industry within operational excellence. Projects she managed has been focusing on energy saving, raw material recovery, waste reduction, increasing capacity, cost-reduction, improving product quality, experimental design, statistical process control (SPC), measurement system evaluation (MSE) and analysis of production data. She has worked within environmental technology, pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturing and food production, and is certified Black Belt Six Sigma. For more details, see Sissels resume.

Sissels key qualifications

  • Certified Black Belt, Six Sigma. Six Sigma is closely related to Lean and focus on continuous improvement. Lean Six Sigma provide tools to reduce cost, improve quality and increase productivity. The statistical tools within Six Sigma are keys to understand and reduce process variation.
  • Experience at international pharmaceutical company developing products, implementing new production lines, improving existing products and production, data-acquisition, HMI design, online statistical process control - SPC and data visualization.
  • Experience at international process industry managing projects (energy efficiency, raw material recovery, increasing productivity), cost-reduction, improving product quality, optimization, capacity studies, experimental design - DOE, measurement system analysis (MSA) and analysis of production data (CoV and multivariate analysis).
  • Experience at Food Industry reducing waste (by Value Stream Mapping - VSM) and productivity analysis (OEE)
  • Experience at environmental technology company designing equipment, marketing and sale
  • Conducted final thesis at Montana State University, Center of Biofilm Engineering, collaborating interdisciplinary and international.

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KarabinLean Tech AS collaborates with Karabin AS. Karabin is an independent Norwegian consulting company, challenging conventional thinking and bringing in specialists from across the company to ensure the client get the best knowledge they can offer. Together we help clients realize the competitive advantage needed to thrive, survive and succeed in today's global market. Our responsibility is to maintain the highest of professional standards, and create a lasting impact for our clients. As of 2014 clients reported and acknowledged that Karabin contributed to a measurable impact of 2.6 billion Norwegian Krone.

sbtiSissel Lundeby collaborates with SBTI (Strategy Breakthrough Transformation Innovation). SBTI offers training in Lean Six Sigma, and support the customer in their continuous improvement work.


rsz fryddegThe biggest challenge when continuously improving is often to implement changes. Everyone in the production needs to collaborate and must be willing to change the current practice. Janne Kolstad is coach and trainer within Change Management running the company Fryddeg. We have startet an exciting collaboration where we organize courses together, and help companies identify and implement improvements.


The Lean Six Sigma training use statistical tools like Sigma XL, JMP and Minitab. Which tool we use is dependent on the customer preference and need. Lean Tech AS has a partnership agreement with Sigma XL



Project Leader (SFI Norman) at TINE SA

November 2011 – November 2013, (2 years). TINE SA is the largest dairy company in Norway with 5,500 employees, owned by 15,000 dairy farmers (cow and goat). TINE SA decided in 2011 to participate in SFI Norman, a research project ongoing through 2014 with a focus on increasing Norwegian manufacturing competitiveness. Altogether 15 Norwegian manufacturing companies (representing automotive, boat, aircraft, electrical, defence industry, furniture and clothing manufacturing) participate together with the research institutes SINTEF and NTNU.

My task was to bring new ideas from SFI Norman to Tine, build network with the other partners and coordinate TINE's efforts in the project. In 2012, I performed a survey and analysis of production at a Tine Dairy in cooperation with SINTEF, focusing on productivity and machine effectiveness (OEE). In 2013 I worked with a Tine Dairy, conducting a value stream mapping (VSM), focusing on reducing waste of raw materials. I also performed multivariate analysis and CoV's (Components of Variation) to reveal critical factors for product quality, and categorized root causes of deviations to get an overview of the most frequent ones and causalities.

Process Development Engineer at Axis

November 2007 – March 2011 (3 years 5 months). Axis-Shield, now Alere, develop and manufacture tests for medical diagnosis. The tests are for cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and infectious diseases.

I worked with:

  • data acquisition (including quality control of data)
  • HMI systems and design
  • implementation of online statistical process control - SPC and performance indicators like OEE
  • statistics and reporting tools for the production lines

I did experimental design (DOE) and analysed results in order to improve existing products and developing new ones. I also trained colleagues in Six Sigma and use of JMP for building Control charts and performing variation studies (CoV). The production involves advanced technology with ultrasonic welding, UV curing and camera controls for Automatic Optical inspection (AIO). The in-process-controls have online statistical process control - SPC charts in order to address process robustness and capability, be able to do preventive maintenance, and react early to increased process variation or drifting. Several machines are cooperating on assembling the complete product, and I did a buffer capacity analysis to determine the effect of increased buffer between machines. My last project at Axis-Shield /Alere were choosing a vendor for HMI, data collection and reporting for a new production line producing a cholesterol test.

Process Engineer at Cambi AS

August 2006 – November 2007 (1 year 4 months) and June 2001-January 2002 (7 months). Cambi AS is a supplier of process equipment for the treatment of sludge, industrial wastewater and organic waste. Their technology is considered BAT of leading customers, and Cambi have received several awards (both national and international) for their environmental technology.

I worked half a year in marketing before I was terminated due to financial difficulties. This involved the preparation of tenders, process analysis, technical design of process plants, pulp and energy calculations and energy optimization. 5 years later I began at Cambi again, this time as a project engineer. Cambi had received a contract for 170 million NOK to build a high-tech plant for organic waste and sludge in Verdalen. The plant recieves sludge and food waste from mid-Norway (Nordland and Nord-Trøndelag). I designed process equipment (including steam boiler, cooling systems, compressors, pre-treatment equipment and biogas treatment equipment) for the Verdal plant. I performed the design- mass and energy calculations, drawing of P & ID 's, and close dialog with vendors of technical equipment

Team Leader, Six Sigma at Cytec

June 2002 – August 2006 (4 years 3 months). Cytec is a global specialty chemicals and materials company focused on developing, manufacturing and selling value-added products. Cytec Norway (now Allnex), located in Lillestrøm, produce amino resins for paints.

My work consisted of identifying improvement projects (focusing on increased productivity, production efficiency, energy efficiency and customer satisfaction) and leading the projects we decided to realize. I also did cost-benefit analysis of the alternative projects. Typical projects were optimizing the production process to increase productivity, reducing the raw material and energy usage by focusing on efficiency, perform measurement system analysis (MSA / MSE) to decide measurement error, quality improvments in order to increase customer satisfaction. Cytec quickly introduced me to Six Sigma, and I received my Black Belt certification after working 1,5 year at Cytec. I was the project manager for the following projects:

  • Reducing energy consumption by 200 000 $ per year through process optimization
  • Recovering raw materials in order to reduce raw material costs of 470 000 $ / yr
  • Improving product quality for one of Cytec's main products
  • Reducing batch times to reach production target.

I also trained colleagues at Lillestrøm in Six Sigma and assisted them with their projects.

Department Engineer at Hias

March 2000 – June 2001 (1 years 4 months) and March 2002-May 2002 (3 months). Hias is a multi-municipal company for water, wastewater and waste in the Hamar region. They are also in charge of DiH; the operational assistance for Hedemarken county.

My work consisted of:

  • planning and carrying out the sludge disposal (the sludge was used for agriculture, and the work included marketing of sludge to farmers, soil sampling, follow-up regulatory requirements, etc)
  • agreements with industrial companies regarding waste water discharges
  • develop internal control systems for water and wastewater plants
  • optimize the operation of water- and wastewater plants.

The job involved marketing of sludge from Hias' treatment plant for use as fertilizer in agricultural, and I achieved a latency of 2 years of sludge due to high demand. I was hired for 3 months (between two jobs) to do a cost estimate for the use of biogas from landfills. I also prepared a status report of water supply in Hedemarken county and reported water and wastewater data.

Department Engineer at Hurum

October 1999 – March 2000 (6 months) My work at Hurum municipality consisted of developing internal control system, follow up regulatory requirements, operation of water and wastewater plants and Hurums waste arrangement. I also participated in a cooperation in the Drammen region, where 9 municipalities collaborated on recycling.