Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) hosted an exciting Kick-Off meeting this morning for Lean Together™. Keynote speaker, Shawn Gross, Engineering Manager at Viking Plastics, provided insights and inspiration as he shared Viking’s challenges and steps taken during their Lean journey. During the meeting, the group was introduced to their facilitator, Jerry Sobrowski, who set the prerequisites for the group as: passion to achieve business excellence, open mind, desire to learn and improve, trust, and respect for peers. Once the groundwork was set, everyone received their first assignment of reading 2 Second Lean™ by Paul A. Akers and answering the question, “What bugs you?”.

Lean Together™ is a working group for operational excellence and meetings rotate among the participant companies. Click here to learn more.