In the every changing world of Manufacturing, Lean practices have been around for decides. However, most attempts of applying Lean have led to silo-based improvements and benefits that have fallen short of expectations. Many companies begin their Lean experience with training and kickoff projects which are met with enthusiasm and great fanfare. Unfortunately, the after the initial excitement passes, these programs tend to loose momentum and focus and eventually fade away.

At Mike Orzen & Associates, we avoid the flavor of the month syndrome byintroducing your team to more than just tools. A lasting Lean transformation relies on several key elements. Our team acquired their Lean skills in manufacturing environments and then expanded to apply them to supporting functions such as Accounting, Finance, Purchasing, Facilities, HR, Legal, and IT. We have learned what works from over 20 years of experience applying Lean in the field.