5s - feng shui for the workplace


start small, grow big

In order to make my services accessible to small businesses they are structured to allow you to hit the ground running with a relatively small commitment. You can then add more services on a needs basis for an incremental lean strategy that will work with your time and cash-flow needs. Below are some examples of how we can work together.


lean fundamentals workshop & tour
2-4 hours
upto 12 people

You and your team learn the fundamentals needed to apply lean systems thinking to your entire operation. The workshop includes:

  1. an introduction to lean including 5S, 7 wastes, kanban, kaizen, lean culture, etc
  2. a hands-on lean manufacturing game
  3. a tour of a local lean company


value stream map (VSM) & opportunities assessment
2-4 hours of your time

You will walk me through an entire set of existing systems & processes and in doing so I’ll collect the data I need to draft a VSM assessment. The VSM will allow me to produce a highly-prioritized kaizen opportunities and recommendations action-items list. When implemented by you the ROI (i.e reduced inventory, turn-around time and labor) of these action items will outweigh your cost to me.

example VSM
example opportunities and recommendations


in-person “gemba” guidance
My goal is always to empower you to move forward without much guidance. However, lean is a journey of continuous incremental improvement that never ends. As you push your boundaries of lean thinking I’ll always be available to come in and help out.