There are many choices today for organizations when they are starting (or continuing) the journey of continuous improvement: Baldrige, ISO, Lean, Six Sigma, TQM. The beauty of Lean is that the basic concepts are easily understood and at the same time align closely with other continuous improvement systems. The history of this philosophy, which is driven by employees, was first established within the Toyota Production System (TPS) with two common goals: Increase Value to the Customer and Decrease Waste.
Simply, Lean gives the employees a new perspective: proactive vs reactive. They are encouraged and empowered to place themselves in the role of the customer and make changes that will create a competitive advantage for your organization. The focus is two-fold: How can the product or service itself be improved for the customer? How can we improve the way we create the product or service? The result of a successfully implemented Lean philosophy is a win-win-win scenario. The customer is pleased with the improved product/service, employees are more satisfied with their job and feel they are making a difference, and the organization is enjoying the benefits of increased sales and profits that are the result of satisfied customers and happy employees.
Lean Training and Facilitation
Specialized Trainings: IQC can provide any option from a 1 hour Overview to multiple day training regarding Lean and Six Sigma. This option can be located at your organization or through our other networking and learning sessions. We also offer access to online courses that fit any schedule.
Organizational Facilitation: IQC is able to come work with your organization one-on-one to assist with the Lean journey. This arrangement is based on the number of hours you would prefer to have someone on-site.
Online Lean Certification
Lean Certification is increasingly becoming a qualification requirement for professionals who wish to demonstrate proven expertise in one of the Lean disciplines. Through our partnership with Lean Enterprise Inc., IQC offers certification that allows participants a way to demonstrate their expertise in Lean Knowledge, applying that knowledge in practical terms in the form of projects, and then strategically applying Lean in your organization.