Becoming A Lean Savant Book Launch – Interview with Author Gary Conner

Becoming A Lean Savant Book Launch – Interview with Author Gary Conner

Two time Shingo Prize winner Gary Conner recently published his latest book, ‘Becoming a Lean Savant’. Gary is a veteran consultant having spent thirty years consulting to over 350 companies and facilitating more than 1500 project across the US and Canada. He has worked with manufacturers in…

Lean Fundamentals: Tools for Operational Excellence

Lean Fundamentals is a 4 part series running on September 28, October 12, October 26 and November 2 Thank you so much for the Lean Fundamentals training you provided me and my staff.  I have many years of continuous improvement methodology but haven’t been strong trainer of others.  Your classes…

Lean Fundamentals: Tools for Operational Excellence

Lean Fundamentals is a 4 part series running on September 28, October 12, October 26 and November 2 Thank you so much for the Lean Fundamentals training you provided me and my staff.  I have many years of continuous improvement methodology but haven’t been strong trainer of others.  Your classes…

Lean Leadership Workshop

As companies attempt to move from Lean Manufacturing on the factory floor to Lean Enterprise as a business operating system, they face the challenge of developing leadership practices that support the long-term competitive advantages of Lean. Just as Manufacturing had to change to support Lean Manufacturing, Leadership must also change…

Grow3Degrees: Continuous Improvement Workshop

Attend a hands-on Continuous Improvement Workshop that is applicable to all business types. You will learn how to: Engage your employees in continuous improvement exercises Improve workflow using continuous improvement techniques Implement four key philosophies to apply to your business’ continuous improvement efforts Fire Fighting vs. Root Cause Problem Solving Identify…

Lean Fundamentals – Mid Willamette Valley

This course fills quickly: Register Today Sept 21 Principles of Lean Enterprise This half-day class introduces employees to principles underlying the Lean Enterprise with emphasis on differentiating between value add and non-value add activities, as well as the identification and elimination of waste in a value stream. Sept 28…

Avoiding Lean Fatigue

“Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it.” – Winston Churchill There are repeating patterns throughout history, in Nature, in Economics, in International Relations, and yes, in business. One of the patterns that I have been studying is that of level of attention, enthusiasm, and resources applied toward continuous…

6 Telltale Signs Your Manufacturing Company is a Learning Organization

There has been a lot of talk recently about creating and maintaining a ‘learning culture’ in manufacturing. You may have asked yourself, ‘are we a learning organization?’ and then scratched your head, wondering what a ‘learning organization’ actually looks like… What is a learning organization? The concept of a learning…