Newport, OR (PRWEB) September 27, 2007
Award winning author, consultant, trainer and kaizen facilitator Gary Conner has trained thousands of people in the disciplines of Lean Manufacturing and the Toyota Production System.
As we continue to watch Toyota take market share, surpasing all of the "Big Three" in sales this year, companies large and small are quickly trying to educate themselves about the techniques perfected by Toyota.
First tier suppliers have faced challenges in moving their supply chain along the "Lean" path. Customers often get "push-back" from their suppliers because the traditional "Just-in-Time" template has not met with the same success as in their customers' make-to-stock environment.
Lean Enterprise Training has focused on working with small to medium sized companies. In the past, these "Make-to-Order" businesses have often struggled when trying to apply the same world class techniques adopted by companies like Toyota. By zeroing in on the differences in business realities between large and small companies a hybrid approach has emerged.
It is no secret that there is no "one-size-fits-all" template.
Tools like; Takt time (a means to determine manufacturing pace), One piece flow, and pull systems have for many companies seemed impossible to adopt in a "high-mix, low volume" environment. Therefore many companies give up their efforts to embrace Lean, thinking that this must work only in OEM (original equipment manufacturers) environments.
Through his work with over one hundred and fifty "Job Shop" companies, Mr. Conner and the teams he has worked with have discovered a hybrid approach to the application of the "Just-in-Time" methodology perfected at the Toyota Motor Works
Participants who have attended Lean Enterprise Training's one-day and five-day Lean Leader workshops have gained the knowledge necessary to move their companies forward toward their world class vision.
Recogizing that not everyone can break away for a week at a time, Lean Enterprise Training has developed a four (4) hour DVD. This video workshop will surely help many more people gain exposure to the hybrid approach necessary to modify their current manufacturing practices, bringing them more inline with world class competitors.
The DVD training system comes complete with a copy of the 370 page participant guide used throughout the 40-hour Lean Leader Certificate program.
We are proud to make this announcement and look to seeing this important material provided to our manufacturing neighbors.
Downloadable samples are available by visiting http://www.leanenterprise.bigstep.com and requesting a link to a download site.
Satisfaction is guaranteed, and the $249 pricing for the four hour DVD and book have been set low in order to make the material affordable for even the smallest companies.