Lean Thinking and Best Practices for Small Business

Heard about Lean Thinking? Know it’s origins to the Toyota Production System? Afraid that because it’s from automotive or from large companies, it doesn’t apply to you?

In this event, you will hear how lean thinking applies to the small business, the entrepreneur, manufacturer or service. Lean thinking is for every business, big or small, because it’s not a program, it’s a way of life. Our speaker for this event will share many examples and stories to help uncover the hidden wastes in business processes and share some best practices to overcome them.

Learn how to spot the eight deadly wastes, focus on value added processes and give your customer a reason to do business with you.


$10 (+ HST, Lunch included)

February 28th, 2017
11:30 am to 1 pm
Located at the Innovation Centre 
2400 Nipigon Rd. 


image Chad Metcalf
President, Value Stream Solutions Inc.
Chad Metcalf is president of Value Stream Solutions Inc., a company that is a recognized leader in process improvement. He specializes in implementing Lean transformations for SMEs (Small to Medium Enterprises). Chris’ expertise in Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Leadership and Team development, developed through years of practical application in manufacturing and service organizations throughout North America, gives him the ability to relate big picture thinking to real world implementation.