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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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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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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: Does it Work?? Part 2

The Focus in Part 2 will be to begin to uncover some of the right ways to implement Lean and what some of the key indicators are that you should be aware of.

First, lets alleviate the misconception, apprehension or anxiety that Lean doesnt work. It does work!

The caveat is that you must discover the right or proper adaptation of the thinking and concept to your unique situation… Continue reading

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Join us for a Free Webinar! Management Capacity: Creating Standard Leadership Roles for the Lean Supervisor

Managers, Supervisors, Team Leaders have challenging jobs!
They are fighting fires while responding to pressures from both the organization above and staff below. Meanwhile, they are being told to cut costs, improve quality and improve service. We will show you how to free up management time by understanding executive priorities and analyzing management activities, creating Standard Leadership Roles. 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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Strategies for Sustaining Lean Transformation

Top Strategies from Lean Leaders to create Dynamic Development Programs. What is the most effective method for successfully ensuring all staff have the knowledge and comfort level to understand, support and get involved in Lean transformation on an ongoing basis? Continue reading

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APICS Toronto Selects Larry Cote as Keynote Speaker

Lean Advisors is pleased to announce that Larry Cote, President has been selected as the keynote speaker at the APICS Toronto Chapter AGM event on June 13 2012. Continue reading

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