35 years’ experience…

In 1979, we introduced the Toyota Production System to the west…

Productivity trainers and consultants were the first to introduce the principles of the Toyota Production System and implement Lean methodologies in the U.S. mentored by those individuals known today as “the fathers of the Toyota Production System”.

Today we assist organizations throughout the Global 1000 in both production and administrative applications of process improvement;

  • discrete manufacturing and process industries including electronics, automotive, aerospace, footwear & apparel, food & beverage, pharmaceuticals, oil & gas, metals & mining, and building products, where we’ve assisted with projects in production, customer service, procurement, scheduling, R&D, human resources, laboratories …

  • service industries including insurance, banking, laboratories, healthcare, retail, and government, where we’ve assisted with projects in customer service, human resources, sales & marketing, R&D, finance & accounting …

We serve clients in the Americas, Europe, and Asia in support of their business process improvement efforts by providing them a customized transformation roadmap that includes:

  • Partnering with the senior leadership team in defining and deploying their operational excellence strategy and implementing a sustainable lean management and lean production system.
  • Training and coaching leaders at all levels in operational excellence methodologies and the leadership routines necessary to support a continuous improvement culture.
  • Mentoring and Coaching project teams and natural work teams in workplace waste elimination projects through the application of Lean, Six Sigma, and Total Productive Maintenance principles and practices.
  • On-going project management to ensure all initiatives remain on track and tied to organizational goals.

These efforts encompass all company departments in the transformation effort thus ensuring development of empowered employees and customer-oriented process improvement.

We provide our clients with systematic transformation solutions encompassing both the technical elements and cultural development needed for success. Our team-based approach to operational transformation ensures a transfer of knowledge and ownership of the improvement process to our clients.

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