Powering the Lean Enterprise, by Bill Artzberger

By | February 16th, 2017|Categories: Book|

Bill Artzberger’s new book, Powering the Lean Enterprise: Fundamentals of Lean for Super-Charging Your Company & Your Life, may be exactly the medicine your CEO or business coach is looking for. Although the marketplace offers a generous selection of materials about lean learning and lean practices, Artzberger’s book offers a refreshing alternative to the standard linear [...]

Five Rules for Selecting the Best Key Performance Indicators

By | January 19th, 2017|Categories: Business, Corporate Learning, Lean Learning|Tags: , , , , |

There’s no question that key performance indicators (KPIs) are needed to help drive operational improvements. KPIs are absolutely essential for organizations to present performance information for all levels of the organization. The key to success is selecting KPIs that will deliver long-term value to the organization. It’s problematic that the terms KPI and metric are used interchangeably within [...]

Don’t Get Too Comfortable Being Number One if You Want to Stay There – Part 2

By | January 18th, 2017|Categories: Business, Case Study, Corporate Learning|

In part one of this series, I focused on hard lessons learned by Kodak, who had the technology and capability for the first digital camera back in 1975, but was beat to the digital market by their competition because they became complacent with their monopoly in the 35mm camera market. It certainly was a sad lesson, [...]

Register for the Lean Experience Course in Wisconsin

By | January 17th, 2017|Categories: Lean Learning, The Lean Experience®|Tags: , , , |

The Lean Learning Center is pleased to announce that it will be offering its Lean Experience ® course at the University of Wisconsin in Oshkosh, WI from February 20th, through February 24th, 2017. Our Lean Experience ® course offers companies a unique experience unlike any other in the Lean movement. We provide our clients with perspective, [...]

Don’t Get Too Comfortable Being Number One if You Want to Stay There – Part I

By | January 12th, 2017|Categories: Corporate Learning, Lean Learning, Management|

Building a sense of urgency and clearly communicating that message is a key skill for any leader in any organization that could present a significant challenge, particularly if the business is profitable and the orders keep rolling in. “Take a look at our revenue reports and you’ll see we’re doing just fine. We have work to [...]

Lean Learning Center’s 2017 Lean Experience Course Schedules Now Available

By | December 27th, 2016|Categories: The Lean Experience®|Tags: , , , |

Commit to a New Years challenge in 2017 and set a goal to enhance your business by enrolling in one of our Lean Experience Courses. Lean Learning Center has just released the schedule and location information for the Lean Experience courses taking place in 2017: 02/20-02/24 (University of Wisconsin - 625 Pearl Ave., Oshkosh, WI 54901) [...]

Define Purpose by Addressing Customer Needs with Lean Learning Center

By | November 22nd, 2016|Categories: Business|Tags: , |

At the root of lean principles is the ability to define and provide the exact needs of the customer. Lean Learning Center offers professional guidance for businesses with a desire to better themselves. Lean principles are not just for new businesses trying to implement efficient processes, nor is it solely for failing businesses in need of [...]

Registration Available for The Lean Experience®® December Course

By | November 1st, 2016|Categories: The Lean Experience®|Tags: , , , , , |

The Lean Learning Center offers an innovative program this December to help organizations improve their results by focusing on transforming companies from the inside out. The Lean Experience®® The Lean Experience®® is a 5-day program that challenges the way your company approaches work. Use the following questions to help you determine if your company could benefit [...]

Bill Artzberger and Ron Holcomb of Lean Learning Center Presenting Lean Tools at FABTECH 2016

By | October 19th, 2016|Categories: Live Presentation|Tags: , , , |

Learn why TPM principles form the required foundation for a sustainable system and the advantages and challenges of improving your changeover performance. Troy, MI – October 25, 2016 – Bill Artzberger, partner at the Lean Learning Center, with over 25 years of experience in Lean Training, Consulting in Lean Manufacturing, and Kaizen Implementations will be presenting [...]

The Lean Learning Center Offers Free Lean Training through the Michigan Workforce Development Agency

By | October 10th, 2016|Categories: Lean Training|Tags: , , , |

Skilled Trades Training Fund provides funds to companies for short term, in-demand training giving Michigan employers a competitive edge. Troy, MI - October 10, 2016 – The State of Michigan is offering reimbursement for specified costs related to training new and current employees. The Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) provides funds to companies for short term, [...]