Having a strong background in continuous improvement, naturally I was delighted at the prospect of working with him.He scheduled a meeting for late February to discuss the schedule for the year with upper management.
It is simply a great example of an organization that struggled to implement lean manufacturing but did not experience the desired success. Before starting Kaizen Assembly, my lean manufacturing training and consulting company, I held a variety of positions in the lean field: lean engineer, kaizen coordinator, and corporate lean champion, to name a few.
The process was familiar to me, and I totally approved.
Lean Training After a series of meetings with upper management, everyone became acclimated to the concepts of lean manufacturing and understood why lean is so important.
With everyone committed, the next item on the agenda was training.
Visual management was the first training to take place.