“Lean proponents believe that fairly, even well, compensated employees; suppliers sure they will be dealt with fairly if they invest in the long term health of their customers; customers who receive the most for their money; and communities living with assurance that local employers are long term residents will all go beyond the call of duty to assure the success of the business.”
Read more: at Evolving Excellence click Shareholders versus Stakeholders – Evolving Excellence.
Lean Machine Operator Training
Training operators to be more familiar with equipment and maintenance is a Lean initiative to create greater employee ownership and less downtime. To the end, I would like to tell the group about the Silver CD set. It is specifically designed to teach operators more about machines and maintenance via training newsletters and article you print and hand out plant wide. Also has ebooks written in plain and simple language that they can read and a bearing lubrication CD they can go through to learn more about properly lubricating their equipment. All for the low price of $299 to deliver training to the entire facility.