Lean Manufacturing

NWIRC offers classroom education for new employees, a reintroduction of lean and continuous improvement concepts to seasoned staff, collaborative learning working groups, and on-site consultation, analysis, and implementation assistance.


Lean Transformation

Consulting and onsite implementation of lean practices and tools such as 5S Visual Management, Value Stream Mapping, Setup and Changeover Reduction, Kaizen Events, Kanban, and more.

Lean Together™

A collaborative working group to build and sustain a culture of continuous improvement based on concepts from 2 Second Lean.

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Lean Champion

An onsite training series for creating leaders to engage the entire organization in the basics of lean.

Toyota Kata

Training and onsite coaching to help your team learn a systematic way of solving programs – all part of a continuous improvement plan.

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Employee Training

An ongoing schedule of training topics, but we can also coordinate customized and onsite training to meet the needs of your company and employees.

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Company Benefits

  • Increase production capacity
  • Reduce scrap, rework, waste, and setup times
  • Improve on-time deliveries
  • Engage employees to become problem-solvers


“Lean Together has helped our employees realize that working together as a whole group, and gathering multiple ideas from each other, makes us a stronger and more productive team. As a result, multiple new production records have been set.” 

– Debbie Neal, CFO, Franklin Industries

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