As wood industry recovery accelerates, manufacturers are pressured to maximize productivity. The answer: lean manufacturing.

With capacity having never been tighter, there's no room for error. Adopting lean practices helps by getting work done right, the first time, quickly and efficiently. Waste is minimized, capacity increases, and profits grow.

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  Free Webcast: Lean Wood Production Power

Since lean manufacturing uses a continuous improvement approach, there is always more to learn about lean, which is both process- and people-centered.

That's why you'll want to join Tom Dossenbach, the leading national authority on lean wood manufacturing, and Steven Jarrett, an expert in lean manufacturing personnel selection, for this webcast [Originally aired on April 24th].

You'll learn about:

• How continuous improvement works
• Introducing a lean approach to employees
• How to identify value-added from non value-added operations
• Key resources for taking the next steps

Who should attend:

• CEOs and Owners
• Production and Operations Managers
• Line Supervisors
• Quality Control Managers


Free Webcast: Lean Wood Production Power Tom Dossenbach
Furniture Consultant and President
Dossenbach Associates Inc.
A graduate of N.C. State's School of Engineering/Furniture Manufacturing and Management Program, Tom Dossenbach spent over 30 years in the furniture and millwork industries before forming his consulting firm in 1997. Since then, Dossenbach has spoken on six continents on topics relating to manufacturing, management, engineering and sales and marketing. Dossenbach is an expert in the training and implementation of lean manufacturing through waste reduction in areas such as: Manufacturing Cycle Time, Quality Management, Labor Utilization, Inventory Reduction, Supply Chain Management, 5S and Employee Recruitment and Retention.

Free Webcast: Lean Wood Production PowerSteven Jarrett, Ph.D
Select International, Inc.

Steven Jarrett has a B.A. in Psychology from Purdue University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial & Organizational Psychology from Texas A & M University. He specializes in applying lean principles to improve the hiring process and identify candidates who possess the behavioral competencies needed for successful performance in today’s lean manufacturing world. While obtaining his Ph.D. he concentrated on the impact of training and selection on organizational effectiveness. Over the past eight years he has  developed and implemented selection systems for a variety of manufacturing and healthcare clients nationwide.


Free Webcast: Lean Wood Production Power Bill Esler
Editorial Director, Woodworking Network
Wood Interiors Media Group

Bill is responsible for editing Custom Woodworking Business and coordinating all content for Wood & Wood Products, CLOSETS magazine, and, along with related newsletters. Bill is also a board member of, the woodworking industry education advocacy organization. Prior to Vance Publishing, Bill’s background includes 20 years in business to business communications and 10 years in print manufacturing and production.

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