Building a Lean Culture: 5 Key Elements

By |2021-03-31T16:49:06-04:00March 31st, 2021|Categories: Culture, Lean Thinking, Uncategorized|

Before we dive into the five key elements, it’s essential to understand that culture is a learned process. Good or bad, folks in any organization will notice the rules and standards that exist around them, and they will perform accordingly. Of course, changing a negative culture to one that is more positive is possible, but it’s [...]

What Can Lean Do for You?

By |2021-03-16T14:29:56-04:00March 16th, 2021|Categories: Corporate Learning, Lean Fundamentals, Lean Learning, Uncategorized|

Lean methods consistently show staggering results across many sectors. A famous example of this is Harley Davidson. Facing bankruptcy in the early 80’s, Harley Davidson’s CEO decided to implement lean practices in order to turn things around. In a few years, Harley Davidson went from turning inventory twice a year to seventeen times per year, increased [...]

Lean Works for More than Manufacturing

By |2020-12-02T10:52:11-05:00December 2nd, 2020|Categories: Business, Corporate Learning, Manufacturing|

A troubling myth of Lean is that it only applies to the manufacturing sector of a given company or business. The problem with this line of thinking is that it creates a singular relationship between Lean strategies and one aspect of the workforce. The truth is that Lean is a set of ideals that helps to [...]

How Lean Engages Employees

By |2020-09-22T13:31:00-04:00September 22nd, 2020|Categories: Culture, Management|

Employee engagement and satisfaction will often make or break how long an employee stays with the same company. While there are factors outside of a company that contribute to an employee’s willingness to stay, the two key factors inside a company are job satisfaction and the company environment. How does Lean Boost Employee Engagement? Shared Meaning [...]

Lean and Green

By |2020-08-31T12:56:14-04:00August 31st, 2020|Categories: Cutting Waste|

Everyone knows that one of the goals of lean is cutting waste from systems and processes. Toyota’s Chief Engineer, Taiichi Ohno, developed ‘the seven wastes’ as a way to identify and locate different kinds of waste in a given system. However, these wastes have traditionally focused on the elimination of product and production waste. But what [...]

Special Considerations for Maintenance of Aging Buildings

By |2020-08-11T13:57:23-04:00August 11th, 2020|Categories: Management, Safety|

More than half of all U.S. buildings are more than twenty years old, providing building owners with unique problems each year. Over time, systems break down, become inefficient, and cost more money to maintain. The key to addressing all of these issues is having a plan for the future. Planning for the Future Buildings don’t collapse [...]

Industry 4.0 & The Internet of Things: How to Take Advantage of Industry 4.0

By |2020-07-07T12:52:22-04:00July 7th, 2020|Categories: Manufacturing, Productivity|Tags: , , , , , |

Industry 4.0 Industry 4.0 is considered the fourth manufacturing revolution since the late 1700s. Essentially, Industry 4.0 (or I4) has taken the digital revolution one-step further by automating manufacturing technologies and enabling them to have insight into the entire production line. These automated processes can then make independent decisions, increasing productivity and eliminating waste. The Internet [...]

The Dangers in Restarting Operations as Normal

By |2020-05-08T15:14:13-04:00May 8th, 2020|Categories: Online Learning, Restart Program, Virtual Learning|Tags: , , , , , , |

As we all begin to open our business again and get back to work there is more at stake than simple survival and the resumption of “normal”. Here’s the biggest mistake many organizations will make. They’ll step right back into the same operations from which they paused. So, what’s the danger in restarting as normal? Simple. [...]

Come Back Better Than Ever With Fresh Lean Tools

By |2020-05-08T15:07:54-04:00May 8th, 2020|Categories: Online Learning, Restart Program, Virtual Learning|Tags: , , , , , , |

Are you getting ready to restart operations after a Coronavirus shutdown? Don’t just restart. Come back better than ever! We want to help your business improve performance and become stronger. You should restart with lean! Take advantage of this unique opportunity to come out on top. We can help you realize the full potential of your [...]

Take Advantage of Virtual Coaching and Online Modules

By |2020-05-08T15:05:22-04:00May 6th, 2020|Categories: Online Learning, Restart Program, Virtual Learning|Tags: , , , , , |

Just because you need to practice social distancing in your operations does not mean that you must sacrifice product quality, service quality, efficiency or profitability. Let us help you maintain safety at the worksite while still ensuring great performance. It may seem counterintuitive, but with just a little bit of planning, it can be done. As [...]

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