Wood manufacturers are recognizing how eliminating waste is key to staying competitive and adaptable to change in our evolving industry!
Brad Cairns from the Center of Lean Learning and Sepp Gmeiner of Lignum Consulting are part of the BWA Lean Team who delivered a day jam-packed with key information and activities for manufacturers. The information shared highlighted the benefits of implementing and utilizing the Lean methodology. We had a lot of questions about Lean that day: “Where to start? What to read? Who should lead? Am I too custom for Lean? Who should be involved? How do we sustain Lean? Etc.. etc..One by one, the Lean trainers addressed all questions and led the way. Watch what BWA members have to say about the day!
As the day progressed we peeled back the onion of Lean methodologies, history, fundamentals, how it can be applied to our wood manufacturing facilities through visual examples and later on put it to the test with a hands-on in-class experience!
Everyone was able to walk away with a deeper understanding of the true value of Lean manufacturing and a thirst to continue learning more. Unfortunately, there is only so much information we can cram in one day. For those who wanted to continue the learning experience and focus deeper on their shops, the BWA has worked with Brad, Lynn & Sepp to facilitate such a request. Many companies are moving forward with the next steps of the BWA Lean program below.
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