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Second Chance for Manufacturing? Dont Miss It!

When management teams know that they can be competitive with Asia in quality, cost and speed of supply then they quickly must re-examine the importance of dramatically and quickly transforming their current methods and thinking – both culturally (value thinking) and processing. We must not kid ourselves, this opportunity to take advantage of repatriation or re-shoring will not last long. Continue reading

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Double-Checking the Efficacy of Double-Checks

A very commonly-implemented intervention when attempting to mistake-proof a process involving humans is the double-check. Double-checks are, by their nature, waste. Often, double-checks are put in place as temporary stop-gap measures while more effective, value-adding countermeasures are devised and implemented. Continue reading

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Toyota Kata- Video

Mobilizing Our Ingenuity Through Good Management-

In this video, Mike Rother shares valuable insights into the importance of ‘structured’ change methodology, called Kata.
At Lean Advisors, we believe Kata is the next major critical concept organizations need to grasp in order to create a sustainable transformation. Mike’s past work on VSM was ground breaking and gave us the method for analyzing processes properly. Mike has become one of the world’s leading experts on Lean. Watch Video Continue reading

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Lean- Flavour of the Month or Major Contributor to Success? Watch Webinar

“Lean – Flavour of the Month? Or Major Contributor to Success?” In this webinar, Larry Cote, President, Lean Advisors Inc. shares an objective assessment of Lean 15 years after the concept was coined ‘Lean”. ┬áHe highlights his own experiences as … Continue reading

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Lean Advisors to present at Taming of the Queue Conference

Lean Advisors is pleased to announce that Larry Cote, President of Lean Advisors Inc will be speaking at the Taming of the Queue Conference in Ottawa, Ontario on March 21st. The topic of his session will be Taking a systems approach to wait times. Continue reading

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Global Healthcare Group Testimonial

“I would be honored to be a reference for you. Our LEAN activities are going very well. If fact, I have re-energized our efforts recently asking for each department to update their current/future state maps along with a list of … Continue reading

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Lean: Does it Work? Red Flags to Watch For- Part 3 of 3

Lean Does Work. The caveat is that you must discover the ‘right’ or proper adaptation of the thinking and concept to your unique situation. The Focus in this final section will be that once you have acknowledged the above, you can then begin to search for the proper solution and resources to lead your Lean Transformation and at the same time be aware of some of the ‘red flags’ to keep in mind while deciding on the expertise required.

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February Complimentary Webinar: Applying Lean Principles to Education- Join Us

Universities and Colleges represent an immense opportunity for the application of Lean Concepts. Lean Advisors Inc. Senior Advisor Sav Pota P.Eng, will share his insights on how Lean principles and practices apply to educational processes. He will also provide highlights from his own experiences in higher education, including success examples, lessons learned, and advice on how to best engage university/college staff in order to create a culture of continuous process improvement to achieve the most effective and efficient results. Continue reading

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Lean Reflections- Leadership Buy In

Not all senior leaders have the vision, understanding or have bought in to making Lean a priority.
This is one of the critical steps and foundation blocks that must be in place to ensure the success of any Lean Transformation and Organizational Culture Change. During our Lean Executive Morning we brainstormed the root causes and many possible solutions worth exploring. Read more. Continue reading

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Brockville General Hospital chooses Lean Advisors for Transformation

Lean Advisors, working with IRAP NRC, has been chosen by Brockville General Hospital and Regional facilities to lead their Lean Process Assessment and Transformation.
The end-to-end process in several areas will be assessed and redesigned in order to improve the flow of information, communication and the patient throughout the system. Continue reading

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