Monday, March 3, 2008

Lean Solutions: Not Just for Manufacturing

Lean solutions are not about getting rid of workforce. It is a process of focusing on value and eliminating waste. According to Time Wise Management Systems , lean training expands your ability to deliver your required services in a much more efficient manner.

I recently participated in a Maine Manufacturers Extension Partnership (Maine MEP) one-day Lean 102 workshop and it is a fantastic way to increase efficiency while decreasing waste and process time. These solutions have worked for hospitals, offices, manufacturers, and the Maine Department of Labor. Organizations have saved thousands of dollars and increased morale with these solutions. Lean training is a cultural shift within an organization and must include every employee in the process. This process fosters continuous improvement into the future and it becomes a way of thinking for everyone in the organization.

For more information on lean training in Maine go to Maine MEP and check out the Success Stories link on the left of the page.

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