Kim's engaging attitude and the tools learned are immediately usable. Kim challenges you and forces you to think outside the box. She is a fantastic teacher. I learned a lot.
Kim is enthusiastic! This was a fabulous training opportunity! It was great to have tools that can be immediately used in my job role.
This course helps you to see the bigger picture and to identify problems better. It was really helpful and applicable to all levels. Learning how to determine my problem without getting distracted. I wish it was a longer program. Everything I learned is applicable, even for daily life. The A3 charters, work breakdown structures, brainstorming and so many new techniques, I learned thanks to Kim. All the techniques apply to all different levels and career paths in our group. She gave us some great advice and made training enjoyable.
I liked the interaction and help with personal projects. I love the engagement, so much of this is directly applicable to my day-to-day work.
Like a lot of people, I was a little skeptical of this program along with some of the other participants. Some of us older participants had a philosophy that we knew everything. Kim did a great job teaching every old (and new) dog some new tricks. She converted most people to believe they can make a difference if they just look around and think about their environment at work. Plus she gave us the tools to make improvements and make them last. She was professional and patient and did a great job explaining a teachable moment. Overall, the program was very successful and well worth the time.
It was my pleasure to meet you and participate in LEAN program. In the beginning, I was a bit skeptical if this program would be helpful for a small (not industry) business as we are. Also, after first session I learned that I use LEAN techniques in my daily life since ever. Always I try to get things done in the best, most efficient way, always improve myself, respect others, so I thought that I could not get anything more from this program; ha ha … how wrong I was ☹ LEAN training showed me that everything is a process and there is always opportunity for improvement. OHNO, 5S, 5 Whys, waste types, UDE – they are the tools and techniques which can help improve any person or any organization. Only use them!! How easy, how amazing!!
LEAN training definitely gave many benefits for me as an employee, a coworker and as a person. Now I’m more observed, more organized, see the waste, which I didn’t see before. It was good to refresh on several, very important factors like observation, articulate wrong things and work to improve them, savings, efficiency, teamwork, communication, work ethic, respect.
I could notice that LEAN ideas engaged at this office very well even though we are only group of 10 people. Everyone in my training group stepped in, involved, we worked together on UDE’s, help each other, talked.
Kim, you would be happy and proud to see our team, when idea came up from the one, all group looked for solution, then translated into action and worked on improvement together. This is LEAN goal!! Isn’t it?
I learned from LEAN sessions that even small ideas come from different direction, could be implemented and translated in to benefits for all.
LEAN program improved the Stochaj team in many ways. Walking thru the Dudley office now, you could notice UDE’s improvements around, we are working on AMS360 system improvements (which make our work more efficient) also you could notice personal improvement as well. There is respect, good attitude and good vibes even more than used to be. To sustain what was gained we have to remember that “Spirit last for 90 days but opportunity for 15 years”. My goal is to keep spirit up for at list 15 years then start all over.
You’re doing great job Kim and wish you good luck in your business and personal life.
Instructor was kind, professional, always on time and allowed for classmates to participate at any point during the session. Understood the importance to mold the class to our industry which helped keep everyone engaged.
Very professional. Instructor was kind and always energetic during classes keeping everyone engaged. Will most defiantly apply some of the tools that i learned from this class to my everyday work routine.
If I 'm being honest, I was a bit skeptical when this course began. I did not think Kim would be able to bond so many different personalities to work together towards a common goal. But by the end, 95% of our operation was completely on board and already showing major improvement! Thank you Kim!