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Matt has an excellent track record for Operational Improvement / Kaizen Support in the automotive industry from divisions across North America and Europe. He has left a positive impact in the organizations he has worked with.

— Peter Kisiel, Operational Improvement Manager at Magna Seating

I’ve been lucky to study under a number of great teachers, but no one has deepened my understanding like Matt of TnT. He was not just a consultant, but a true mentor, challenging conventional thinking to impart his deep knowledge of TPS at all levels of the operation. For Merck, Matt’s coaching enabled rapid improvement that drove record levels of production.

— Joel Gross, Founder and Principal Contributor at TheKaizone.com

The TnT team  guided The Sharing Place food bank forward in our daily operational activities using the same principles of TPS. It’s amazing how this system works for our organization. They focused on making work easier for our volunteers through a combination of real-world observation, kaizen trials and a dose of good humour! We look forward to achieving our operational goals.

— Christine Hager, Executive Director at The Sharing Place Food Bank

I am very fortunate to have worked with Matt. His excellent managing style and Team building skills are at the top-of-the-game, bar none. Matt’s passionate teaching’s of TPS are portrayed in his every action. He is a compassionate manager, who motivates his Team to accomplish great goals, using simple but rigorous tools.

— Tom Deane, Operations Manager at Magna Seating

I have been working with Matt for over a year now. Matt’s knowledge of TPS/Lean is excellent and is only exceeded by his ability to understand how to help others apply it to their own situations. We have applied his approach successfully not only to the shop floor but also in how leadership supports and promotes the efforts (Leaders Standardized work).

— Sean O’Keefe, Associate Director VVES at Merck

Finally, a program that combines management theory with practical examples, applications and assignments taken from your own environment! This opportunity to put into play what was taught moments before is  reinforced by assignments that are to be completed during the intervening weeks.

— Mike Oberemk, Operations Manager at Magna Exteriors and Interiors

I had the good fortune to attend a TPS seminar and workshop put on by SME and conducted by TnT. Using a widget assembly we were able to put learned concepts into practical practice through 6 steps to TPS implementation.

— Kevin Jenkins, Vice President Operations at ABC Group

I have known Erik as a fellow member of ASQ London. We’ve exchanged ideas, and share the importance of communication in continuous improvement. I use him as a sensei because of his knowledge and experience in TPS. He has always allowed me to bounce ideas off of him, helping me see new aspects of TPS.

— Joseph Matisz, Blade Technical Academy Instructor and Lean Implementation at Siemens Wind Power

Erik was superior in leading us through a Lean site conversion for our warehouse operation here in Memphis. I would highly recommend Erik!

— Jim Barnes, Distribution / Warehouse Manager

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The Role of a Team Leader

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    True North Thinking Inc

    How are you measuring success in your organization? Creating a balanced scorecard will ensure that you're measuring all aspects, from customer to supplier! #TNTkaizen

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    True North Thinking Inc

    Logistics must support the pursuit of system wide stability and cost reduction. This is built in by focusing on two concepts: 1) just-in-time and 2) transportation system efficiency.

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    True North Thinking Inc

    Here's some basic logistics thinking for "small lot size" versus "large lot size". (We're often asked how we can adapt this thinking to service based organizations...really the same focus: How can we reduce the amount of information / activity into the smallest possible quantity. so we can serve one customer quickly and effectively.) What are some of the challenges for small lot size in logistics? #TNTkaizen

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    True North Thinking Inc

    More action from the front line of improvement with Ben and the team at Polycote Inc.; simple (visual), robust processes mean excellent results! Great work! #TNTkaizen

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    True North Thinking Inc

    A true andon system is simple and powerful; it reduces the awareness and reaction time for problem solving. However, it only works when you have a support structure in place to react to the problems! How many times have you seen lights and heard sounds, and nobody is doing anything? #TNTkaizen