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Every improvement effort needs to follow a series of process steps to get to the root cause of the problem. The first process step is to recognize there is a problem. Here are some typical examples of how unrecognized problems can impact any organization:
Is your business experiencing any or all of these issues? If so, you’re not unique! In fact, many organizations are experiencing the same types of issues. The reality is, many businesses have way too many problems, and too few people with the time and skills to deal with them.
So, what differentiates a successful company from one that is not so successful?
A successful company has developed the ability to see a problem as an “opportunity for improvement.” Problems are clear signs of dysfunction, they are direct feedback from your business processes declaring that something is not working as it should.
A successful company utilizes this feedback to drive their continuous improvement, using problem solving tools to identify the root cause.This approach is the product of a pro-active mindset!
A not so successful company will find a work around to overcome the problem and fire-fight their way to get the best result they can! They believe they do not have the time to find the root cause of the problem. This approach is the product of a reactive mindset!
Here is one of the best quotes that explains the short shortsightedness of a reactive mindset:
If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over? – John Wooden
How does a company learn about problem solving techniques? They allow their employees to actively participate in lean manufacturing training and certification courses.
An online Lean Manufacturing Training and Certification course is one of the best ways to introduce, develop and establish problem solving into any manufacturing organization. It’s easy to teach basic problem-solving skills to employees. It has a proven track record as one of the most cost effective methods for improving business processes!
Forward thinking business owners and managers understand that the best and most effective problem solvers in any organization are its employees. Why is this? Well, it’s because an employee is working, and experiencing the same frustrating issues, day in, day out. Employees are directly connected to their customers! However, in most organizations they have little to no input in how to improve the way they fulfill the needs of the customer. Employees have critical process improvement information, and it’s important to capture this knowledge to help identify and resolve many of the re-occurring problems! How do you achieve this?
What employees need is the right environment to be able to share their job related insights. To do this successfully, they need some basic lean manufacturing training and an empowering culture that allows them to improve their own workplace. An empowered workforce will improve productivity and increase value for the organization, and its customers. Participating in a lean training course can be an excellent career boost. Everyday companies are searching for people who completed a lean training course and went on to develop their implementation skills. You can do your own research to see how many lean manufacturing job have been posted throughout the USA by visiting our Job Search page.
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Lean Mfg. Online incorporates a “Progressive Learning Model” into their lean manufacturing training system to demonstrate how to successfully implement lean principles into any workplace. This method of teaching has been successfully utilized to transfer lean knowledge to our clients, and to give them the tools to develop and grow their ability to improve their own business processes.
The Lean Mfg. Online progressive learning model includes a combination of self-paced online instructional videos and written training materials, plus direct access to an experienced lean manufacturing training facilitator. We designed and developed a three tiered training structure to deliver a more cost-effective learning experience based on the needs of the person, group, or organization. The three levels of lean manufacturing training are:
Level 1 – Lean Awareness is designed as an introduction to lean concepts, terminology, and the 10 Step training & implementation model…read more
Level 2 – Lean Practitioner is designed for people that want to get an understanding of the application of the lean tools. This course is also designed to allow you to become a participating member in an improvement team…read more
Level 3 – Lean Expert is designed for anyone that wants to become a lean facilitator and work with improvement teams. It is also designed to allow you to be able to teach others about the implementation of lean principles…read more
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With advancements in technology and the power of the internet, Lean Mfg. Online is able to deliver 100% of their lean manufacturing training courses using virtual online resources. All you need to start one of our lean training courses is a computer with an internet connection. Our online training services are available 24/7/365.
Our online services have been specifically designed to maximize the return on investment. They dramatically reduce the overall costs and eliminate the time constraints that many people experience when they have to attend a training seminar, or a traditional college course. This gives our clients a huge advantage because they don’t have to leave the comfort of their own home, or workplace to participate in their lean manufacturing training course. This is a win-win for the employee and the management team.
Radical Transformation is a training and development company located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest in Portland, Oregon.
Radical Transformation is the parent company and owner of the Lean Mfg. Online website.
We specialize in the training and development of people to understand and implement Lean Transformation in a manufacturing environment.
Our goal is to support our clients through each phase of their lean implementation process. They have a choice to use our on-site lean consulting services and/or our online lean training courses
For more information call Chris Turner at (503) 207-6931. Our office hours are 8:00AM – 5:00PM PST