You can only learn so much about a subject inside classrooms, but you can only learn so much about the world through first-hand experience. We only have one lifespan to acquire the first-hand experience and
Using technology to automate the management processes with full support from the top leaders will continue to serves the unique needs of your frontline employees, customers, and industries. To prosper in a digital age, you
Design and deliver results-focused information systems and technology that leverages methods of work, communication, and teamwork throughout your organization. Digital transformation will have a major impact on how your organization delivers value. It affects how
Production facilities often receive business from their corporate headquarters. In some cases, they are challenged to meet unreasonable goals due to a lack of support from corporate operations. Strategy deployment (Hoshin Kanri) clearly defines the
The ability to look at the greater picture beyond yourself is becoming one of the defining factors for ongoing success in any organization. Some industries have a mission that more obviously contributes to the greater
The world first became aware of TPS (The Toyota Production System) when Taiichi Ohno published a book about his groundbreaking efforts at Toyota. It was published in Japan in 1978. The Japanese version of his
Almost any discussion in the Lean community eventually leads to the important concept of Respect for People. I discuss the importance of it with my trainees frequently when coaching, no matter what industry they are
We learned a lot of valuable lessons and key learnings during our time in Japan. And what the really cool part about this whole experience has been is actually applying these lessons here in the workplace.
Dr. Jeffrey Avansino
VP and Medical Director Surgical Services, Seattle Children's Hospital
I asked Collin to be our mentor. He agreed only on the basis that we renew our commitment, and on the basis that it was limited to a year. He was confident that if we were committed it would be enough – it was. Cost reduction is approximately 30%, reduction of lead time in half overall, quality is up too because the employees are proud of their achievements and we have developed better processes.
COO, WhiteWater Industries
The knowledge, tools and mindset that Jun brings to a team from the opportunity he has had to become a certified coach under Sensei Yamada, the direct lineage from Taiichi Ohno, is invaluable.