Lean Management



Achieving operational excellence and profitability in a highly competitive and volatile economic environment requires efficient and effective management. Lean principles and management are now going far beyond the world of manufacturing and production and being applied to all organizations. The key to the Toyota Production System, the experts in lean, goes far beyond simple systems and processes. People and culture are what differentiates Toyota, and without making lean part of the right culture, it will not work. Our lean consultants have seen the best of the best and can partner with you to apply these principles to your organization.

Supply Chain Management

Supply chain management is a critical strategy that must be implemented with a strong customer focus.  World-class enterprises with this approach and core values centered on servant leadership from end-to-end of the supply chain consistently experience greater sustainability with long-term business partners and loyal customers. The methodology PeopleWorks uses focuses heavily on customer service and lean efficiency gains. Beyond your internal resources, your strategic alliances with suppliers, resellers, distributors, and customers must be synchronized and leveraged to drive the customer experience, not merely monitor the isolated performance of the upstream/downstream stakeholders.

Lean and Supply Chain Assessments

PeopleWorks has a proprietary set of tools to be able to baseline measure if your organization is ready to implement lean correctly and experience significant gains. One tool, the PeopleWorks Supply Chain Assessment, reveals a complete picture of an organization’s core processes, key leadership, internal and external customer focus metrics, strategic suppliers, and production flow. Once these areas have been analyzed, PeopleWorks conveys key strengths and opportunity areas with a specific action plan for improvement.

PeopleWorks will assist in creating net value, efficiency, and shorter cycle times while helping identify best-of-breed suppliers, information technology solutions, and tools for business process integration when necessary.

Contact PeopleWorks today at 800-505-3978 to learn more about how we can help your company build a customer-focused lean and supply chain management strategy that produces collaborative participation, effective business process integration, eliminates unnecessary steps, controls costs, and delights customers.