Group is a management consulting firm designed to create value for
and product developers. Our clients include organizations from
industrial and consumer products, defense/aerospace, and medical device
sectors. Providing training and hands-on consulting services in
areas of lean manufacturing, six sigma, and world class manufacturing
design; we can help you achieve lower costs, improved productivity, and
that assists members in becoming world-class competitors.
maintains an evergreen web site called, "Canadian Resource Guide to
Performance Manufacturing". Here you will find the tools, people
and resources to improve manufacturing performance. The site
provides links to over 40 Canadian companies offering consulting
in the lean and six sigma field, over 16 lean manufacturing consortiums
with over 800 members sharing their lean experiences, eight free
e-newsletters on these topics, three organizations in Canada
plant tours in Canada to see lean, six sigma, continuous improvement,
and a wealth of international links on this subject.
Lean Healthcare Services is part of the Leading Edge Group,
established in 1995 as an organization specializing in education,
facilitation, and consulting services that are focused on helping
organizations achieve process efficiency and improvement. We attribute
Lean Healthcare Services' success to the ability to recognize the needs
of the patient at all times. To this end, we offer products and
services that enable healthcare organizations to achieve maximum
improvement and long-term sustainability from within.
Manufacturing Consulting Inc.
materials today are PowerPoint presentations... a simple slide show.
Gaw's e-tutorials on the other hand include powerful, PowerPoint
"plus" annotated note pages with explanations, and "lessons learned" by
a "been there, done that" professional. A value-added, e-learning
on "how to" design, implement and deploy change initiatives for
and company success.
Lean Manufacturing Consulting Inc., authors of the Evolver Lean
Manufacturing Training Kit, offer lean manufacturing training
presentations, training classes and lean consulting services.
Lean Velocity Inc.
Lean Velocity Inc. prides itself in being
able to serve our clients with a wide range of Lean Training Workshops
offering rapid and measurable results to meet your specific needs.
Whether you're looking for Lean Manufacturing, Lean Enterprise, Lean
Office or Lean Logistics we provide a wide variety of lean training
programs to suit your every need, training everyone from shop floor to
top executives. We will also provide Human Development training
to the leaders of your company.
professionalism is a passion for our work. When it comes to Lean, we do
more than preach its virtues, we live the concept, use the tools, and
it work every day in hundreds of organizations. Done correctly, Lean
proven methods that integrate your strategy, structure and capabilities
into an efficient and effective organizational whole. The results are
years ago, Productivity Press is the premier source of business books
lean methodologies based on the Toyota Production System. Our books
quality/six sigma, total productive maintenance (TPM), cellular
product development, supply chain management, lean administration, and
value stream management.
20 years, Quarterman Lee has helped clients understand and improve
business and manufacturing operations. Based in Kansas City, Missouri,
USA, Strategos provides exceptional training, worldwide.
From developing and coaching your company's
Leadership to helping you establish highly efficient and cost saving
lean processes and supply chain management strategies, we will provide
you with unparalleled training, coaching and consulting.
communities, and services supporting global manufacturing excellence.
Business Management Systems
a decade of serving clients, TBM today is proud to be a global business
leader in manufacturing and business process improvement. Using
management, TBM help clients remove obstacles to their business
– and achieve new competitive advantages and consistent sales and
growth. “How many consultants unconditionally guarantee their work”.
ValuCurve Business Management Systems was
established to resolve “issues that keep executives awake at night”. We
will design and develop processes that attack waste, improve and
sustain profitability and dramatically improve customer satisfaction.
for Manufacturing Excellence
organization founded in 1985 whose members want to improve the
of their organizations. Publishers of Target magazine and organizers of
a variety of conferences and educational events.
National Quality Program
National Quality Award was signed into law on August 20, 1987. The
Program, responsive to the purposes of Public Law 100-107, led to the
of a new public-private partnership. Principal support for the program
comes from the Foundation for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality
established in 1988.
is named after Malcolm Baldrige, who served as Secretary of Commerce
1981 until his tragic death in a rodeo accident in 1987. His managerial
excellence contributed to long-term improvement in efficiency and
solution database, engineering books, e-books and more.
unique approach called F.I.T., Focused-Integrated-Tactical, combines
tools with a process that transforms culture and leadership practices
create an organization that supports responsive decision-making,
and innovation. The F.I.T. program benchmarks, integrates and addresses
the issue related to people, business practices and technology and
the improvement process to be ingrained in the core business strategy.
Center, located in Novi, Michigan, is committed to developing leaders
learners for lean transformation and delivering the resources and
to help you learn and gain valuable new skills. The Center provides the
most advanced, comprehensive and effective lean curriculum available
combined with a highly-effective and unique learning environment to
for you an experience that is as close to learning inside Toyota as you
Specialist.com is dedicated to promoting lean
concepts that achieve results. Contrary to popular belief, there is no
“cookie cutter” approach to lean implementation. A large number of
make selecting the right tool one of the most challenging parts in
lean. Knowing what tools to apply and when is half the battle.
Systems offers training and consulting services in lean manufacturing.
Levinson Productivity also offers guidance in organizational
management or the “soft sciences”. William A. Levinson has authored
outstanding books on leadership and manufacturing.
& Technology News
update of today's most important manufacturing and business stories.
site is also updated twice per month with more in-depth analysis of the
news that is available only to subscribers.
Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing
for Excellence in Manufacturing was established in 1988 in honor of
Shingo. The Prize promotes world-class manufacturing and recognizes
that achieve superior customer satisfaction and business results.
of Manufacturing Engineers
The SME is a
organization of technical professionals involved in manufacturing.
its programs, publications, expositions, and professional development
SME promotes an increased awareness of manufacturing engineering and
keep manufacturing professionals up to date on leading trends and
Northwest Lean Manufacturing Network
Lean Manufacturing Network is a professional organization that provides
information and training to companies implementing lean and continuous
improvement programs. Membership is FREE, and there is a wealth of
available to those that want to learn more about becoming lean.
to implement the technologies of a visual workplace.
and profits by eliminating waste and managing constraints.
Center for Manufacturing
of Kentucky) Center for manufacturing offers a comprehensive program of
assistance to companies in all phases of implementing lean
Program elements include consultation, workshops, education and
courses, an in-plant workshops designed so that follow-up activities
be conducted by company facilitators.
develops world-class performers - that is, people who create desired
with minimal resources and who empower others with their knowledge,
and character so that they may do the same. Teams of such dynamic
power high-performing companies, companies that elevate their
success, transform markets, and redefine their industries in ways that
enhance all stakeholders. Building such teams is our goal. Our standard
is to provide benefits that exceed their costs and to make sure that
benefits serve both our immediate clients and the people they serve.
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