Lean Certification Training –What the difference between Hard skills vs. Soft skills?

When I created the curriculum for Lean Certification Online, I included both hard skills and soft skills into the lean training programs. I want to explain what I mean by “hard and soft skills” and why it is so important to use both. When a management team discovers the benefits of lean principles, they go to great lengths […]

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The Question Is – What is Lean Manufacturing?

Lean manufacturing is a continuous process improvement methodology based on the Toyota Production System (TPS). The basic idea of lean manufacturing is for a company to capitalize on delivering value to their customers by teaching employees to identify and eliminate waste from their work environment. Simply put, a business must focus on utilizing its resources […]

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What Is a Lean Administration

Can you use lean manufacturing principles in administration. If you own a business in today’s economy, you have most likely been hearing and reading how companies who implemented lean manufacturing and lean business methods are weathering the storm much better than many non-lean companies are. On the other hand, you may have already implemented lean […]

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Implementing Lean Enterprise Principles

Do you want to know more about implementing lean enterprise principles into your business? Implementing lean enterprise methods will ultimately lead to change for the good of your business. However, here are some things you will need to consider before you put a lean implementation plan into action:  Will implementing lean methods cause your business […]

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World Class Manufacturing – Improving Your Operations

Ok So What is World Class Manufacturing? World Class Manufacturing is a very different set of ideas, principles, thoughts, policies and techniques for operating and managing a manufacturing company. World Class Manufacturing concepts were developed as the United States influenced the resurrection of Japanese manufacturing industries after World War II. It adopts many of the […]

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