Small and continuous improvements lead to sustainable long term results. People hear this over and over again, and yet many never put such thinking into action. Some people even have an advanced understanding of the
When you look at the concept of Kaizen, it seems like a no-brainer. Everyone has the potential for continuous self-development and leveraging that helps any organization reach its fullest potential. If this is so obvious, why
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
Even the founding principles of Lean can and should change. I am fortunate enough to have a professional relationship with Hitoshi Yamada, who is the only direct authority on Taiichi Ohno. Mr. Ohno personally certified
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
In the 1950s, the world of manufacturing was much different. America led the way in quality production methods, and Japan was scrambling to get back on its feet after its economy and infrastructure were devastated
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Chief Executive Officer, Gourmet Garden Herbs and Spices
I’ve learned to look at myself and make personal change so I can help lead my people and empower them so they know they are the leaders of the company… They are learning on their own to get better—to make the company better.
COO, Able Aerospace a Textron Company
Collin, is very knowledgeable in operations management and strategy. He helped me to focus my mind on to what was necessary; but, he also had the experience to be able to apply the knowledge in a variety of industries. He is definitely an expert in this area.