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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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  • 8 Days Agoview on linkedin

    True North Thinking Inc.

    Looks to us like ERP software sales processes are VERY effective (at convincing companies to use their products!)...many organizations think that ERP will solve all their process / system problems. In our experience, it's usually the opposite...they will normally make things MUCH, MUCH worse because team members have to service the system (classic situation of the "tail wagging the dog"). Using technology to decrease the cycle time of manual planning & scheduling work is fine, but only with a foundation of stable & robust processes! #pullsystem #planning #scheduling #operationsmanagement #leadership

  • 14 Days Agoview on linkedin

    True North Thinking Inc.

    Many companies try to use Quality Circles...but what is the REAL purpose? #leadership #quality #improvement

  • 1 Months, 3 Days Agoview on linkedin

    True North Thinking Inc.

    Pro Tip:  Don't bother with maintenance "systems" (software), until you have mastered the ROUTINE of maintenance standardized work!  Those systems won't 'solve' anything...in fact, they will likely make things worse if you don't have strong leadership process confirmation and problem solving skills! #maintenance #leadership #simpleisbetter

  • 1 Months, 10 Days Agoview on linkedin

    True North Thinking Inc.

    We couldn't agree more, Richard Branson! #simplevscomplex #leadership #coaching

  • 1 Months, 17 Days Agoview on linkedin

    True North Thinking Inc.

    Many (most?) organizations design equipment, machinery and processes without thinking of the people or customers involved. While technology & automation have a very important place in process design, it should NOT be used for the sake of itself...rather use it to make stable processes even better!  (This means designing SIMPLE processes!) How many example of this outdated thinking have you experienced? #design #automation #machinery #processdesign #leadership