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A Productivity Miracle by George Trachilis

Leadership traits and strategic moves make this case a business success
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Created by George Trachilis


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Platform: Udemy
Price: $11.99
Video: 1h 3m
Language: English
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George Trachilis (professional engineer in Canada) interviews Alborz (CEO) of Abadgaran Group (in Iran) and shares how this company won the GOLD for productivity. Check out the 7 secrets he has gleaned out of our interview. He then called Japanese management guru Dr. Makoto Kawada, and received clarity on the first secret to business success. It just so happens that George’s first book on OEM Principles of Lean Thinking is where  Dr. Kawada starts to make this kind of company transformation.

In this course, you will receive a PDF download of the book on OEM Principles of Lean thinking along with the interview with Abadgaran Group. As further interviews are conducted they will be added to this online course.

1. Define Value
To better understand the first principle of defining customer value, it is important to understand what value is. Value is what the customer is willing to pay for. It is paramount to discover the actual or latent needs of the customer. Sometimes customers may not know what they want or are unable to articulate it. This is especially common when it comes to novel products or technologies. There are many techniques such as interviews, surveys, demographic information, and web analytics that can help you decipher and discover what customers find valuable. By using these qualitative and quantitative techniques you can uncover what customers want, how they want the product or service to be delivered, and the price that they afford.

2. Map the Value Stream
The second Lean principle is identifying and mapping the value stream. In this step, the goal is to use the customer’s value as a reference point and identify all the activities that contribute to these values. Activities that do not add value to the end customer are considered waste. The waste can be broken into two categories: non-valued added but necessary and non-value & unnecessary. The latter is pure waste and should be eliminated while the former should be reduced as much as possible. By reducing and eliminating unnecessary processes or steps, you can ensure that customers are getting exactly what they want while at the same time reducing the cost of producing that product or service.

3. Create Flow
After removing the wastes from the value stream, the following action is to ensure that the flow of the remaining steps run smoothly without interruptions or delays. Some strategies for ensuring that value-adding activities flow smoothly include: breaking down steps, reconfiguring the production steps, leveling out the workload, creating cross-functional departments, and training employees to be multi-skilled and adaptive.

4. Establish Pull
Inventory is considered one of the biggest wastes in any production system. The goal of a pull-based system is to limit inventory and work in process (WIP) items while ensuring that the requisite materials and information are available for a smooth flow of work. In other words, a pull-based system allows for Just-in-time delivery and manufacturing where products are created at the time that they are needed and in just the quantities needed. Pull-based systems are always created from the needs of the end customers. By following the value stream and working backward through the production system, you can ensure that the products produced will be able to satisfy the needs of customers.

5. Pursue Perfection
Wastes are prevented through the achievement of the first four steps: 1) identifying value, 2) mapping value stream, 3) creating flow, and 4) adopting a pull system. However, the fifth step of pursuing perfection is the most important among them all. It makes Lean thinking and continuous process improvement a part of the organizational culture. Every employee should strive towards perfection while delivering products based on the customer’s needs. The company should be a learning organization and always find ways to get a little better each and every day.

Applying the Principles
The five Lean principles provide a framework for creating an efficient and effective organization. Lean allows managers to discover inefficiencies in their organization and deliver better value to customers. The principles encourage creating better flow in work processes and developing a continuous improvement culture. By practicing all 5 principles, an organization can remain competitive, increase the value delivered to the customers, decrease the cost of doing business, and increase their profitability.


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You will learn

✓ Key productivity secrets to growing your business

This course is for

• Business leaders interested in improving themselves and their leadership

How much does the A Productivity Miracle by George Trachilis course cost? Is it worth it?

The course costs $11.99. And currently there is a 83% discount on the original price of the course, which was $69.99. So you save $58 if you enroll the course now.
The average price is $12.2 of 24 Lean Manufacturing courses. So this course is 2% cheaper than the average Lean Manufacturing course on Udemy.

Does the A Productivity Miracle by George Trachilis course have a money back guarantee or refund policy?

YES, A Productivity Miracle by George Trachilis has a 30-day money back guarantee. The 30-day refund policy is designed to allow students to study without risk.

Are there any SCHOLARSHIPS for this course?

Currently we could not find a scholarship for the A Productivity Miracle by George Trachilis course, but there is a $58 discount from the original price ($69.99). So the current price is just $11.99.

Who is the instructor? Is George Trachilis a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

George Trachilis has created 3 courses that got 48 reviews which are generally positive. George Trachilis has taught 267 students and received a 4.8 average review out of 48 reviews. Depending on the information available, George Trachilis is a TRUSTED instructor.

More info about the instructor, George Trachilis

The Lean Guru
Author & SpeakerGeorge TrachilisGeorge is the Shingo Research Award-winning contributor and publisher of the book, Developing Lean Leaders at All Levels. His insight as an entrepreneur and Lean Coach will astound. Don’t miss his talks. He welcomes meetings from friends he has not yet met – book him at  GeorgeTrachilis dot com – the BOOK ME tab.


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Platform: Udemy
Price: $11.99
Video: 1h 3m
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