Entries by Elizabeth Peters

Is Going Lean the Antidote for Your Labor Shortage?

These days, labor shortages top the list of daily challenges for just about every green business in the U.S. and Canada. But Chris Robinson says his company has not only won the struggle but is becoming an industry leader by centering its efforts on creating both lean production processes and a lean working culture. In this story […]

Lean but Clean

Faced with a pandemic, Lean nurseries adapted to stay ahead of the curve.

Lean Foundations Online Now In Spanish

Rick and Elizabeth Peters today announced that their online Lean Foundations course is now available in Spanish. The Bases de Lean course is live and available in the company’s Online Learning Center, learn.petersco.net. Bases de Lean has the same content, examples, and simulations as the English version of the course. It includes the popular “Penny Pot” simulation, and how one-piece flow […]

Bailey Nurseries – 5S Team Report-out

A group of West Coast leaders with Bailey Nurseries formed a learning group that took our Lean Foundations Online course together and applied 5S principles to areas of their multiple sites. One team prepared this engaging video and presented it to the group as their report-out. We really enjoyed it and hope you do, too!

Lean Foundations Training Now Available On-Demand

The Peters Company today announced the first on-demand release of their most popular training for industry professionals, “Lean Foundations.” The course is available in a new learning management system at https://learn.petersco.net. The course was reviewed by more than a dozen volunteers from a range of industries—including several leaders with the Oregon Lean Consortium.  “We could not […]

Northwest Firm Launches Online Lean Training

Live, Online Classroom Lean Training for Teams Now Available The Peters Company launched a new live, online classroom training program for organizations seeking to build their Lean capabilities. The first recipient of this new delivery method is TerViva, a cutting-edge agriculture technology company that grows Pongamia trees, the world’s most scalable, cost-effective and environmentally friendly […]

The Peters Company Highlighted in Oregon Business Magazine

Rick and Elizabeth Peters were sourced in “The Change Makers,” a story by Amy Milshtein of Oregon Business magazine. The piece looks at Oregon consulting firms, what works in the sector, and some of the characteristics that make consultancy effective. “Sometimes we get called in because there’s a broken process,” says Rick, “but there’s also […]