It’s Time to Lean Together

Lean Together™ 1.0 cohorts are scheduled to begin soon. This working group for operational excellence is designed for manufacturing companies to study and implement concepts from the book, 2 Second Lean, by Paul Akers. The premise is for companies to…

A Celebration of Manufacturing

NWIRC works all year long to create awareness about the importance of manufacturing for our national, state, and local economies – and this includes helping to enhance the pipeline for the future workforce. But every year, there is one day…

Difference Between Traditional Lean and 2 Second Lean

by Craig Corsi, Lean/Continuous Improvement Expert and Lean Together Facilitator As a lean practitioner for nearly 23 years, I was taught the practices, techniques, and methodologies of lean manufacturing through a large OEM. Even beyond my professional experience at GE,…

Talking with an Ambassador for 2 Second Lean

by Bob Zaruta, President/CEO, NWIRC If you’ve been reading my articles over the past few months, you know that I have journeyed hundreds of miles to some small towns to meet with manufacturers. The visits were to hear their stories…

Manufacturing eCommerce Success with Curt Anderson

With a new sense of urgency for entrepreneurs and manufacturers to create a strong digital presence, NWIRC is excited to host an eCommerce evangelist for manufacturers, Curt Anderson, during an upcoming no-cost webinar. The webinar, scheduled for September 15 at…