NWIRC Mission

How Can the NWIRC Help with Lean?

NWIRC provides classroom education for new employees, a reintroduction of continuous improvement concepts to seasoned staff, and/or onsite consultation and analysis.

A briefing with the NWIRC and your executive team at your facility will provide you with recommended implementation steps and estimated impacts based on over 25 years of field experience. The NWIRC assists you in eliminating overproduction, extra motion, overstocked inventory, unnecessary delays, poor transportation, product defects, underutilized people, and extra processing.



  • Increase production capacity
  • Improve on-time deliveries
  • Reduce scrap, waste & set-up times
  • Staff members become problem solvers