Are you going to change your mind?

By |January 19th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Are you going to change your mind? Lessons from Toyota’s continuous improvement culture. About the author: Dr. Keivan Zokaei is a lean thinker, consultant and a published author. Keivan regularly advises C-suite executives at global [...]

What Has Happened to Relationship Selling?

By |January 19th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

  The Japanese have had a very interesting concept in selling which is relationship focused. This type of selling use to be very common, but today the people who crunch numbers are bastardizing sales and [...]

Turn around executive offers advice on the first year of your turn around journey

By |January 19th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

About the Author: Tim Shea is a business executive with over 30 years’ experience leading the turnaround of failing or significantly under-performing companies ranging in size from under $10M to about $1B. In this article [...]

Portland Volunteers using Lean and Six Sigma to Improve Community

By |November 10th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Written by Brion Hurley, Community Consulting Lead for Lean Portland For decades, the methodologies of Lean and Six Sigma have spread successfully throughout many industries, from manufacturing, hospitality, banking, utilities, aerospace, automotive, entrepreneurship, and even [...]

Welsh Water tour highlights Lean applied to water treatment and customer service

By |April 17th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Spring 2017 Lean and Sustainable consortium tour at Welsh Water (known locally as Dwr Cymru). They are a not-for-profit water utility company located near Cardiff, Wales. The tour provided attendees with two different examples of [...]

Can “Lean and Green” program within US EPA gain traction in Trump Administration?

By |April 17th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In a recent US federal budget proposal, the Trump Administration revealed a 30% reduction in the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the largest percentage cut of any single department. This is not a big surprise, [...]