Brad Cairns of the Center for Lean Learning invites closets businesses and small cabinet shops to come learn what Lean Management can do to make your business run better and more profitably - whether you manufacture or just do the design and installation.

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On April 11 he will present a five-hour intensive course on Lean Management. If you take the class, Brad invites you to send in specific problems and challenges you have in your business. Write him at brad@signaturewoodsystems.ca 

Lean Management, which whittles away non-productive, unprofitable activities in any part of your business, is less familiar to closets companies. So Brad has created a Lean Management course adapted to the unique qualities of closets and home organization businesses, Included is a session by Bobby Lewis, who has launched Perspective Approach to address workforce strategies for cabinet and closet businesses.

Here's what Brad has to say:

Come to Chicago for the Cabinets & Closets 2017.  I'm coming at you from a closet, advising you don't walk, but run, to your computer and get signed up for the Lean Management Track. We're going to show you how everything that you do in your business can be enhanced by lean thinking.

It doesn't matter if you have a factory, It doesn't matter if you just do installs.  Lean Thinking is across the board the best way to grow your business be what's  the point of growing your sales if your stress level is growing at the same rate.

We're going to show you how to avoid that stress. We're also going to give you Three Lean Tricks that you're gonna learn that day, and that you're going to be able to apply tomorrow - and they're gonna hit your bottom line right away.

A mind is a terrible thing to waste, and so is that young back. So we've got Bobby  Lewis from Perspective Approach coming to teach us how to engage the millennial woodworker. I mean we thought that was impossible. But it's not, and his proven results speak for themselves.

We're going to cover the silent but deadly things affecting your business and reducing your productivity. We're going to talk about the Eighth Deadly Ways: how to see  them and how to get rid of them.

The best part about signing up for this Lean Management Track is that I'm going to do my best to cater it exactly to the cabinet and closet industry. Before you even sign up write me, brad@signaturewoodsystems.ca (yes, I run a woodworking shop)  and tell me what you're struggling with. Tell me what's bugging you the most all day long. And we're going to get that all in this presentation. This is not a dog-and-pony show. It's my mission to make sure you  leave with stuff that you can use we  know it's your job to save customers from closets like mine. It's our job to help you do it easier better faster  and cheaper. So Chicago 2017 - see you there!