Achieve high performance in Quality, Delivery, Cost through a Kaizen Culture

Why Lean Manufacturing

The Lean management system (founded on the Toyota Production System) is a management philosophy which shortens the time between the customer order and the product shipment by eliminating all inefficiencies (sources of waste).

This it is ultimately reflected in terms of quality, delivery, cost and greater team morale, making a company capable to overcome bigger challenges and their competitors.

Developing a Lean Culture provides a competitive advantage in terms of innovation (improve the current state) and adaptability (reaction to problems and market changes).

Key Benefits

“Identify with Value Stream Mapping the main opportunities to achieve an overall improvement

“Execute and manage Kaizen cycles to improve  quality, cost, delivery and safety

“Establish Lean production methods and teams to achieve sustainable high performance

Companies working with us in Lean:

Reasons to work with us

Our Team

We have an exceptional team of collaborators, which includes bestselling authors, former executives from Toyota and other Lean companies and professionals with deep knowledge in the Lean philosophy.

Our Customers

We have had the chance to support over 300 companies, which are compounded by the major manufacturers and services providers across the globe.

Our Methods

We have innovative training systems and programs for accurate professionals’ development, like Lean simulators, Blended Learning, Toyota Kata and Gemba Workshops.

Value Stream Mapping Cases
Value Stream Mapping Cases

Identify & solve the main opportunities from your process

Kaizen Simulator
Kaizen Simulator

Work with 5S, Visual Management & Standard work

Problem Solving Exercises
Problem Solving Exercises

Team based activities to develop lean skills


Recommended Industries

Manufacturing Companies: Automotive, Electrical/Electronic, Pharmaceutical, Food & Beverages, Printing, Plastics, among others.

Who should attend?

Operations and Support departments  Managers, Manufacturing, Quality &  Engineering Middle levels, Lean Practitioners.


Training Lenght:

24 Hours (3 days)

Available seats

16 participants (4 Teams) per training


Applicable to my operations
Capability of the instructor to transfer the knowledge
Active and Dynamic
Quality of the Information provided


Lean Principles & Process Stability
  • Manufacturing back ground & Toyota Production System
  • Value definition for the complete enterprise
  • 8 wastes for Manufacturing and transactional processes
  • Differences between Push and Pull Systems
  • Value Analysis concepts


  • 5S phases explanation, implementation examples and templates
  • Visual Management for effective decision making
  • Standard Work explanation and implementation examples
Value Stream Mapping Introduction

Lean Metrics for manufacturing and transactional processes

Value analysis and activities classification

Yamazumi, SIPOC & Spaghetti Charts

T-Capital & H-power VSM cases

Transactional process VSM case

Process Flexibility Tools

One Piece Flow and Small Batch approaches

Explanation and examples for the Pull Systems: Supermarket and Sequential Pulls

Types of Kanban systems (supplier and manufacturing) and implementation requirements

Heijunka and Production Leveling introduction

Principles and benefits of SMED

Future State Mapping Discussion

Current State VSM Analysis

Improvement ideas and development of the Future State VSM

Requirements to achieve Future State (Process and Enterprise level)

Projects selection and Work plan (kaizen newspaper)

Lean Leadership Overview

Lean Leaders as Teachers and Coaches of Continuous Improvement.


Edgar Cardenas Profile -Lite

Edgar Cardenas Sanchez

International experience (Americas & Europe) in  operational excellence  deployment & training, for manufacturing & service environments, helping several customers to develop people & processes on their lean transformation journey , in several industry sectors including: Electronic Manufacturing, Food, Financial services, Plastics, Automotive, Logistics services, among others.

  • Co-developer of the Toyota Way assessment Model. 

  • Lean Office corporate trainer for several companies (manufacturing and services) Depth training at OpEX Shingo Prize Model Assessment (2011 v.)He has consulted several companies, driving improvement initiatives & projects using Lean principles and systems deployment.

  • Development Leader for the Lean Manufacturing E- Training  and Lean Manufacturing Simulator Material
  • Operational Excellence speaker at Mexico IIE Conferences and International Engineering Summits.  He has trained on site in Lean Thinking over than 600 engineers and managers.
  • Received development in Lean Leadership, Hoshin Kanri and Cultural change by PhD. Jeffrey Liker (The Toyota Way) & Gary Convis (Former VP at Toyota N.A. )
  • Experience on Theory of Constraints to elevate systems throughput,  also capable on Strategic Planning using TOC´s Thinking Process.
  • Former  Lean & Six Sigma Team Member for the RIM CFT from Celestica Monterrey. Former Associated Financial Vice President  for the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Mexico Region.
  • Certified Lean Practitioner  by the IIE, Atlanta , Georgia
  • Certified Six Sigma´s Black Belt by the IIE, Atlanta , Georgia
  • Industrial Engineer BA degree from the U.A.N.L.

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