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Supporting the Green Industrial Revolution

Thursday, September 22, 2022 | Lean, Manufacturing, Lean and Green
Between the government’s ambitious plans to go green and the recent trend of supporting sustainability, getting on board with the Green Industrial Revolution may positively impact your manufactu... Read More

Coaching for Process, Energy, and Environmental Improvement

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 | Lean, Manufacturing, Lean and Green
It’s hard to see opportunities for process improvement and cost reduction when you’re focused on running a business day-to-day. Break out of your usual routine, use new tools, and see y... Read More

Lean Warehouse Management May Be Just What Your Warehouse Needs

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 | Lean, Manufacturing
Manufacturers are always looking for ways to produce faster results and improve efficiency. When applied effectively to your day-to-day manufacturing procedures, lean warehouse management does just... Read More

10 best practices for implementation of lean manufacturing

Friday, April 9, 2021 | Lean, Manufacturing
Many businesses have implemented cutting-edge strategies that require lean manufacturing. These techniques could increase productivity, eliminate waste, decrease numerous types of expenses, optimize t... Read More

New Lean and Green Coaching Programs Offer Manufacturers An Affordable Way to Learn and Get Support Implementing a Successful Lean Six Sigma Project

Impact Washington and the Washington State Department of Ecology Announce Two Lean and Green Coaching Programs for Companies to Reduce Waste and Improve Quality.  Companies who are struggling ... Read More

Impact Washington Announces 2020 Business Operations Workshop Series

Thursday, December 19, 2019 | Lean, Manufacturing
4-Session Series Offers Small Manufacturers, Entrepreneurs, and Start-Ups Fresh Ideas, New Tools and Approaches to Improve Operations Functions Small business owners and management executives within ... Read More

Q&A With Sarah Stuart: Find Your Bright Spot

Thursday, November 30, 2017 | Lean
As I have traveled our state, I have received  many questions about the best way to start doing Lean. While Lean has helped many companies in some manufacturing industries improve significantly, ... Read More

Out of Office: Time Away From the Cubicle

Friday, September 1, 2017 | Lean, Out of Office
Anytime I visit a client who is eager to implement Lean Manufacturing tools, my first question is what do you need and why? And in many occasions, clients ask for reducing inventory and speeding up pr... Read More

Q&A With Sarah Stuart: What Happens When Lean Fails?

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 | Lean
Sarah Stuart, Account Executive for North King County Gordy Anderson, President of Box One Solutions I recently received a question though our website.  To answer it, I decided to rea... Read More

An Expert’s Thoughts on the Toyota Kata Summit

Monday, March 6, 2017 | Lean
Steve Winters, Account Executive – Northwest Washington Steve has been associated with Impact Washington since 2000, with 10 years on the Board of Directors, two of which as Board Chair. He ha... Read More