James (Jim) Wells is a Research Analyst with LNS Research. In this role he conducts research focused on the coverage areas of Quality 4.0 and Factory of the Future. Jim has been a Quality and continuous improvement professional for over 25 years’, implementing quality management systems and leading Digital Transformation initiatives across several different industry sectors. Prior to LNS Research, Jim served in the US Navy for 10 years, most recently working within the plastics industry to architect a three-part Industrial Transformation program. He has led four Lean Six Sigma deployments and has over 15 years experience as a certified Master Black Belt and Lean Specialist. Jim holds a Bachelor of Science in Adult Education from Southern Illinois University.