We create solutions by developing problem solvers!
Lean Productivity Systems Inc.
How can I be better than Toyota?
How can I improve my bottom line?
How can I create more cash-flow?
How can I stay ahead of the competition?
How can I provide better quality and care?
How can I develop more new business?
How can I help my people, community, and environment?
These are questions asked by business leaders of today!
The Answer.... Lean Leadership
Lean is a business strategy that strives to provide exactly what your customers and clients want, when they want it, with as little waste as possible. Based on the fundamentals of the Toyota Production System (TPS), it's an approach focused on continuous observation and problem solving.
Lean is often known as “lean manufacturing” because of the widely known Toyota Production System. There are millions of success stories of its application within industrial, commercial, and institutional organizations.
However, lean thinking and culture is being embraced by a wide range of organizations and industries such as:
* Non-profit organizations
* Health care and hospitals
* Social services and community support programs
* Food industries
* Energy Industries
There is no "cookie-cutter" approach; each organization is unique. Lean embraces the intimate knowledge of each organization. Through utilizing your people, you will improve your processes significantly and develop your leadership's capability.
Why LPS Inc.
We are a business transformation company. Many management consultants simply use a set of tools from a Lean toolbox and then expect the results to follow. LPS inc. is different because we help shape your organization's culture, apply improvements to specifically defined needs, and work through developing people capability. We have a LEAN SENSEI, Erik Hager, and we use THE THINKING WAY. This system is what everyone talks about but rarely use, effectively. We use this system to capture the inherent knowledge of your people while training them to become problem solving experts.
LPS Inc helps organizations become more efficient and effective in what they do. Following a model of Japanese leadership success, the most prominent story being Toyota, we work to instill a “Kaizen” culture within our client's organization and the community around us.
What is Kaizen?
The word "Kaizen" is the Japanese term for Continuous Improvement. We teach people how to embrace a culture dedicated towards continuous improvement through vigilant problem solving. This problem solving approach provides stability and structure in processes, people, and culture.
How We Do Work
Working directly with our client’s vision, we provide the scope of how our client's organization needs to operate in order to be successful. Our fundamental thinking comes from the Deming Cycle called PDCA or plan, do, check, act. We've added the additional "O" to represent "Observe." This is a critical piece of the Lean/TPS puzzle because, unless you've observed the current condition, or problem, you will never get to the solution. Our goal is to coach organizations to develop this thinking in their people.
Another fundamental part of our work is "how to sustain." The success rate of real Lean transformations however is often estimated to lie
below 10% by experts such as Clifford Ransom or members of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). This is not surprising given that any change program in any organization has the same success rate.
We recommend using the real TPS or Lean strategy used by successful organizations like Toyota, GE, and Thedacare of Wisconsin. Basically our philiosophy of management comes from "What gets re-inforced, gets done," from the Leadership Challenge by Kouznes and Pozner.
Leadership is the critical piece missing in any change project. We believe in a system called VIMMS; which is - Visual, Information, Management, Measures and Standards. All of these are broken down further to identify the critical tasks and thinking behind each one. We are the only organization using this strategy and we would like to help organizations to reinforce the right thinking through these leaders behaviours, today.
Creating "problem solvers" instead of "creating product" leaves the door open for constant positive change, which improves each organization we work with.
Every 10,000 mile journey, begins with the first step,
We now have over 100 years of direct Toyota & Toyota Supplier Support Centre experience!
"Erik Hager lives in Canada and is a former Toyota employee. He worked at the Toyota Plant in Cambridge and taught at the TSSC. He was also mentored by the lean gurus in Japan. I met him while I was still with Ford Motor Co.
He is a down to earth, factory guy who relates extremely well to people. We have engaged Erik in our factories and distribution centers over the last 4 years.
We have tried other former Toyota people based on recommendations from other Philips organizations. None of the others were particularly effective. Erik is the exception."
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We can be found on the web at Twitter@Leanpro
We can be found at LinkedIn @Erik Hager or Paul Hager or Ron Kurtz or Jim Bond or Don Cole
Our office is located at 188 Brant Ave, Brantford, Ontario, Canada, N3T 3H9
Check us out at the Brantford Chamber of Commerce
Our phone number is 519-720-0255 or you can reach Erik at 519-717-2897
You can also connect with us through various conferences, seminars, and industry organizations like the CME, SME, AME, ASQ, LEI, iMIN,
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