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!
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 have reached this milestone without the exceptional feedback and support from our reviewers,” said instructor Rick Peters. “We’re humbled and grateful for them. Their insights elevated the course to benefit future subscribers.”
Online Course Delivers Critical Knowledge to Reduce Waste and Improve ProductivityView the course description
Subscribers to Lean Foundations will walk away from this fun, interactive course armed with the critical principles of Lean—also known as the Toyota Production System. The course unveils concepts that have helped organizations across the globe develop their workforce and dramatically improve their bottom line.
“When our team took the Lean Foundations course and began to employ what we had learned, we began creating a uniting culture that had a positive long-term effect…on not only our people, but the quality of our products,” said JLPN owner John Lewis.
On-Demand Skills to Overcome Challenges
Online learning with The Peters Company imparts the knowledge and tools businesses need to reduce waste and increase profitability.
“Most businesses face enormous challenges today,” said Peters. “Rising costs, low availability of labor, increasing taxes and regulatory challenges, and now significant hurdles with the pandemic. They’re just trying to run their business. This online training offers crucial knowledge to address these challenges.”
“Lean Foundationswill prove to be a great introduction of Lean principles to a broader audience,” said Jerrin Victor, TerViva Vice President. “I would highly recommend this as an introductory course.”
The course is available to individual subscribers at https://learn.petersco.net. More courses and workshops will be added this month—including the Spanish Language version of Lean Foundations. Corporate subscriptions will be launched soon for organizations with ongoing training needs throughout the year.
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 source of vegetable oil and plant protein.
“Streamlining communication, mapping and optimizing existing and new processes, elimination of waste and improving efficiencies has become even more critical and urgent during this time of pandemic,” said Jerrin Victor, Vice President.
“Having worked with the Peters Company before and seeing great results, it made sense to connect with them as our training partner,” said Victor. “TerViva being a multinational company stands to benefit greatly from the application of Lean principles.”
Live, online training connects team members from multiple locations with award-winning instructors in real-time
Unlike webinars–which limit participants to chat–the live classroom allows interaction and dialogue with instructors and among team members. Each week participants are given “learn-then-do” assignments, with report-outs of what they learned to assure follow up and immediate application.
“We have had a lot of requests to transform our in-person training to an online delivery method,” said Rick Peters, President of the Peters Company. “The pandemic put development into overdrive.”
“We could not think of a better partner than TerViva for our inaugural course. We were honored they asked us to provide a custom program for leaders of their grower division in Florida.”
What is Lean?
Lean is a way of identifying, reducing and eliminating waste in business processes.
Companies applying Lean can typically improve productivity for a given process by 40–80 percent or more. They do this by viewing processes from the customer’s perspective, and eliminating waste wherever possible.
The Peters Company are using the live online method for remaining coursework with the Oregon Lean Consortium. They are also developing on-demand training so individuals can gain these powerful skills at their own pace and location.
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