4,000 of it.
Jim taught my people lean thinking, and possibly, more importantly, he
taught me how to teach people. It has
been almost 10 years since that visit,
and we have never looked back.
Two years ago, Jim asked me to
be his successor at “The Center for
Lean Learning.” Not 15 minutes after
I said yes, he had me traveling North
America teaching lean. For me, there
is no greater joy than helping people
break those barriers that I know all too
To help people on this adventure
we call Lean, we have established a
You Tube channel documenting some
techniques and improvements we have
made at factories all over the continent. A search for “The Center for
Lean Learning” should get you there.
You can also scan the QR code of follow the link in the video box in this
article to get a taste of what one shop
did for its lean transformation.
If you have any questions about
lean, I am available 24/7. All you have
to do is pick up the phone – (519) 494-
2883 – or email me at brad@quantum-
As I take the torch on writing these
articles, my objective is to inspire you
to get from where you are to where you
want to be. Lean thinking is one of the
most powerful business tools available to us today. And the best part: It’s
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