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LEAN is a culture change not a one-step solution

The Leaning Edge
September 14, 2017 11:00 AM

OMT.pngThe Leaning Edge welcomes Phil Garber the Training Coordinator at OMT-Veyhl to talk about how LEAN is a culture change not a one-step solution.

Phil is currently the LEAN Training Coordinator at OMT-Veyhl, where his responsibilities include communicating with managers to identify training needs and mapping out development plans for teams and individuals. He is responsible for managing, designing, developing, coordinating and conducting all training programs for OMT-Veyhl.

His experience in both education and manufacturing settings has allowed him to utilize various training methods, including on-the-job coaching, mentorship programs and leadership workshops. His diverse background in education has made him focus on culture settings within organizations. Phil leads the organization in the implementation of long-term strategic planning that involves every employee.

In the pursuit of a lean manufacturing environment, operational excellence is a high priority and focus for him. He communicates routinely with the executive leadership to develop and roll out initiatives to grow towards their future vision and goals for the company.

Phil holds a B.S. in Education, and M.Ed. degree in Adult Leadership. He is currently enrolled for his Ph.D. in Adult Leadership at Michigan State University.

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The Leaning Edge, hosted by Debra Levantrosser, she speaks with leaders, implementers and believers in the lean philosophy to share their successes and struggles in hopes that they will help others in their lean journey.

The show focuses on the fact that lean is a mindset and a culture, not a set of process improvement tools, and shows how this approach can make your city, state and country an even stronger and more successful, stable place one organization at a time and one person at a time.

The “Lean” philosophy refers to engaging and involving all levels of employees in development of ideas to provide value to customers by aiming for high quality, low cost and short lead time. A specific kind of leadership style is seen in successful lean organizations which includes rewarding experimentation and developing people into problem solvers.

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