Lean Security

Applying lean manufacturing principles to security is part of continual improvement at Baxter Cherry Hill


Business Alignment Factor
For those companies that are already applying lean outside of security, the lean leaders of those initiatives can provide valuable mentoring to the security practitioners. In such a situation, security obtains the benefit of resources outside of security, as is often the case when the security function aligns itself more closely with the business.

Ray Bernard focuses on Physical Security Integration, Security Planning, Lean Security Operations and horizon issues in the security profession. Please see page 16 for the rest of his bio.

Lynn Mattice is one of the visionary pioneers in applying Total Quality Management, Six Sigma and Lean concepts to managing security programs, risk oversight, business continuity planning and corporate aviation. He recently retired as the Vice President and CSO of Boston Scientific and during his career held CSO level positions at three other major international corporations.

Derrick Wright, CPP (pictured on the opening page of this article) is the Security Manager for Baxter Healthcare, Cherry Hill, N.J. With more than 19 years of progressively higher management experience in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment, he has built a converged security program that focuses on top-of-mind business issues as well as technology interoperability to support improved business processes. He is a member of the Convergence Council of the Open Security Exchange (OSE), where he provides insight and direction for working group activities.

Mr. Bernard, Mr. Mattice and Mr. Wright are affiliated with the Security Executive Council (www.SecurityExecutiveCouncil.com). Mr. Mattice is Chairman, Board of Advisors of the Council; Mr. Bernard is a content Faculty member of the Council; Mr. Wright and Baxter Corp., are members of the Council.

The SEC is a member organization for senior security and risk executives that creates innovative leadership solutions and through its affiliated research organization, the Security Leadership Research Institute (SLRI), documents collective practices of baseline security programs from the world’s most successful corporations, agencies and organizations. Using member input, professional staff, a distinguished faculty of former security executives and security-related content experts, the Council combines best practices and proven strategies with original security research to create next generation member resources. The primary goal of SLRI is to document and advance current real world leading practices in the security industry. SLRI research is used by SEC in the development of new tactics and strategies for members and the industry. Both the SEC and SLRI have restricted membership opportunities for public/private sector security and risk practitioners from corporate, government and IT security programs. All research is funded by membership fees and private endowments.

Special Monthly Feature: Lean Security Operations: Beginning with the September issue, Security Technology & Design will incorporate a monthly column titled “Lean Security Operations,” written by one of this article’s authors, Derrick Wright.