Wisconsin Banks on Lean Manufacturing

Feb. 9, 2008
State provides $1.2 million to support manufacturing initiatives.

Business improvement advisory firm TBM Consulting Group Inc. has taken the lean classroom online with the launch of Essential Lean Learning. The program consists of 12 self-paced modules that touch on such topics as waste elimination, takt, flow and pull, jidoka, production smoothing, standard operations tools, progressive 5s and value chain mapping. The program price for an individual lists at $289 on TBM's Web site. Discounted package pricing is available for multiple students.

All modules are Web-based and accessible from any Web browser. Each course engages participants with hands-on exercises and real-life examples to help students understand and apply what they've learned. The course concludes with a 10-question quiz. The entire program takes approximately eight to 10 hours to complete. For more information, visit www.tbmcg.com.

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Jonathan Katz | Former Managing Editor

Former Managing Editor Jon Katz covered leadership and strategy, tackling subjects such as lean manufacturing leadership, strategy development and deployment, corporate culture, corporate social responsibility, and growth strategies. As well, he provided news and analysis of successful companies in the chemical and energy industries, including oil and gas, renewable and alternative.

Jon worked as an intern for IndustryWeek before serving as a reporter for The Morning Journal and then as an associate editor for Penton Media’s Supply Chain Technology News.

Jon received his bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Kent State University and is a die-hard Cleveland sports fan.

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