Gemba Academy journeys to Limavady, Northern Ireland to meet with the team at Seating Matters. This video series is focused on two things - why Seating Matters started their lean journey and how they went about implementing lean.
Ryan describes how he wondered how other great organizations worked so well to produce world-class products, while his company struggled with excess inventory, slow production, and dependency on vendors. There had to be a solution. Then one day he came across a Paul Akers video that shed the first bit of light that would eventually lead to the transformation his company.
How Seating Matters started their Lean Journey
Implementing Lean is a difficult task. Its principles need to not only be understood, but rather fully engrained in everyone and everything the company does and produces. Ryan explains some of his own struggles, as he introduced Lean to Seating Matters.