Window & Door Manufacturer Implements Lean Manufacturing

One of the hardest things when trying to improve anything is finding the courage to take the first step. Dynamic Architectural Windows & Doors, Inc. of Abbotsford, British Columbia did more than take the first step, they decided to embark on a journey to implement lean manufacturing principles into their business processes. This short video is an account … Read more

Is Your Business Satisfying Customer Needs?

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The purpose of this article is to get you to ask this question: “Is your business satisfying customer needs?” This seems like a pretty straightforward question. However, it is not always that easy to get a straight-forward answer. Most business owners will tell you that they are “definitely satisfying their customer needs.” How do they know … Read more

What is a Lean Process?

One of the questions that I receive in my email inbox more than any other is “What is a Lean Process?” You would think that everyone would know the answer to this question, especially when we are living in the 21st century. It makes you wonder where these people that ask me this question have … Read more

Lean Certification!

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Is Lean Certification Really Necessary? Dispelling 3 myths about Lean Certification! I received a call the other day from someone enquiring about Lean Certification. He told me that he wanted to sign up for my Lean Certification training course. I asked why he was doing this. What was his motivation for obtaining lean certification? He … Read more

3 Critical Questions about Lean Principles!

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Answer these 3 critical questions before trying to implement lean principles into any type of business. If a company can’t answer these three simple questions about how they plan to use lean principles they are doomed to failure! The most common question I am asked is “What is the best way to implement lean principles … Read more

What to do before implementing Lean Concepts!

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5 things to know prior to making use of Lean Concepts! Ignore these and your lean concepts will be nothing but dreams! Changing any enterprise into a Lean Business may be a daunting job if the person participating in the project does not have the knowledge and experience of lean concepts to grasp what needs … Read more

Which first, People elimination or Problem elimination?

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It’s a toss up between – Mean thinking or Lean thinking! Lean thinking is the way of a progressive CEO! I am often asked why it is necessary for a business to adopt lean thinking! Well, it’s will allow an organization to train its employees about Lean principles and to apply them into their business practices. A business … Read more