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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

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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    True North Thinking Inc.

    There is ALWAYS a better way to be found for ANY process!  'Learning to see' and 'learning to act' are crucial development skills for leaders to support a culture of continuous improvement and people development!  #kaizen #leadership #learntosee #learntoact #improvement #people #PDCA

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    True North Thinking Inc.

    Don't worry...you can apply our DNA of excellence approach to ANY type of industry, business or organization!  In particular, it works very well by improving the effectiveness and uptime of resource based equipment!   #kaizen #improvement #coaching #leadership #forestry #oilandgas #mining

  • 3 Days Agoview on linkedin

    True North Thinking Inc.

    Try not to get stuck into 'mechanical' thinking about traditional 'lean' tools (the 7 wastes, for example)...What is the process standard?  What is causing deviation from the standard?  How are we going to get back to standard?  That should drive your problem solving and improvement activities!   #kaizen #leadership #PDCA #coaching #improvement #problemsolving

  • 4 Days Agoview on linkedin

    True North Thinking Inc.

    High volume, low volume, high variety, low variety...whatever the case, applying our approach to operational excellence will improve your safety, quality, delivery/output & cost...and increase the ability for your leaders to support and sustain that kind of a people centered culture! #kaizen #leadership #coaching #improve #problemsolving #PDCA #TPS

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    True North Thinking Inc.

    The leaders job is to make the complex simple...and to apply this rule to any area of the organization.  No matter how expensive or complex you believe your equipment to be (and no matter what industry!), you can use simple, visual management techniques to manage them.  Uptime, PM status and process standards are just some of the aspects that you can manage this way. (PRO HINT:  Don't get fooled into thinking any kind of software system will be the silver bullet either...if you can't manage with a piece of paper, forget software!) #maintenance #management #PM #leadership #visual #kaizen