Lean Process Improvement

True to the Principles of the Toyota Production System (TPS)

What is a Lean Enterprise?

A Lean Enterprise is an organization that achieves operational excellence by empowering people to continuously improve performance by relentlessly focusing on the elimination of waste. By Every Person, At Every Level, On Every Process, Every Day.

Leadership Development:

An organization must have effective leadership to achieve operational excellence. Experienced OPS coaches help individual leaders and leadership teams develop the skills and knowledge to lead and sustain a successful Lean transformation.

The leadership principles of Mr. Fujio Cho, former Chairman of Toyota and one of Taichi Ohno's original students, have been summarized as "Go See, Ask Why, Show Respect".

Leadership is lifting a person's vision to higher sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations."

- Peter F. Drucker


Front-line employees must be able to effectively use key Lean tools to achieve and sustain a successful Lean transformation. OPS has proprietary learning systems and highly experienced Lean coaches to help client employees acquire and utilize the needed Lean skills in the shortest possible time. Our unique process achieves this through practical, hands-on, results-oriented training programs that enable rapid skills deployment and utilization across the client organization.


OPS uses proprietary process improvement tools originally developed by the Toyota Supplier Support Center and refined over many years of successful practice. Our highly experienced Lean coaches work shoulder-to-shoulder to achieve significant operational improvements while transferring skills and knowledge to client employees for sustainment.

Typical Lean Operating System Mode

Principles of Lean

  • Think Long-Term
  • The Right Process Will Produce the Right Results
  • Add Value to the Organization by Developing Your People
  • Continuously Solving Root Problems Drives Organizational Learning
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