Instructor: Lee Hales

Lee Hales
Biography: Lee Hales, President of Richard Muther & Associates, is an internationally-recognized planner of manufacturing and distribution facilities. Formerly operations manager for a distributor of industrial supplies and service parts, Mr. Hales has assisted on a wide range of projects on six continents. His clients include: Fastenal, Delta Air Lines, Textron, General Motors, Ford, Delphi Automotive, Caterpillar, Deere & Company, Raytheon, Coca-Cola, The Clorox Company, The Container Store, Pepsi-Cola, Glaxo, Unilever, Amazon and many others. The author of several books on facilities planning, Mr. Hales is a past director of the Facilities Planning and Design Division of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, and has served on the College-Industry Council on Material Handling Education. He is a member of the Warehousing Education & Research Council, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, and a Senior Lecturer in the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute. Mr. Hales holds degrees from the University of Kansas and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Classes by this instructor


Online Certificate in Systematic Layout Planning for Lean Facilities
Systematic Layout Planning (SLP) is recognized throughout the world as the most organized way to lay out a facility for efficient operation. Leading companies have made it standard practice in their Lean and Six Sigma programs. This course will prepare you to lead layout projects using SLP and to achieve remarkable results in record time.
You can enroll and start at any time and take up to four months to complete the course at your own pace. Start date begins when student accesses the course in Canvas.

July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024, Self-paced Online Training
Online Certificate in Warehouse and Distribution Center Layout
A well-planned warehouse layout will help you reduce operating costs by improving warehouse processes and inventory control. You will learn to apply field-proven techniques, which focus on layout planning, methods selection, space optimization, and material handling.
You can enroll and start at any time and take up to four months to complete the course at your own pace. Start date begins when the student accesses the course in Canvas.

July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024, Self-paced Online Training