"To truly change habits, and culture
you need a consistent and pervasive influence that penetrates the organization at all levels. Leanovations has delivered
on this. The Constant-Gentle-Pressure that Leanovations applies has started a new mindset in our company, a thought
process driven to eliminate waste and constantly improve. Results gained from this "Partnership for Success"
have transformed the most skeptical of our employees, and have fueled a passion to grow profitably. Changing culture
is not just a part of the game, it is the game, and we have begun to do it here at RSS, driven by our early success, full
management commitment and the Constant-Gentle-Pressure from Leanovations".
Rowley Spring & Stamping
“Fred Shamburg and the Leanovations team has been instrumental in helping me understand what
it really takes to be successful in accomplishing a Lean Culture, through engaging and empowering the employees. We
would not be enjoying the successful we have without Fred’s CGP (constant gentle
pressure). Leanovations helped us make rapid early progress while helping us develop the critical mass of internal Lean
talent that is needed to sustain positive operational excellence momentum. I have recommended
Leanovations to many of our suppliers as developing a strong value stream is what will allow everyone to enjoy the
Vice-President Worldwide Operations
a day goes by that I am not “in awe” of Leanovations. You guys are without a doubt the most competent and
thorough consultants that I have had the opportunity to work with during my 22 years at BGHS. Thank you for all of your hard
work and willingness to help BGHS to improve."
Sandy Lombardi, MA MBA
Director of Community Support Services
Birmingham Group Health Services, Inc.
"At MAC we believe the choice of a Sensei is THE most important decisions
to ensure a successful a Lean initiative. Choose the wrong Sensei and you will not only waste your company’s
time and money, you will not get organizational buy-in. We decided to partner with Fred and Leanovations
as our “go-to” Sensei, which was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made. Fred and
his team have a depth of experience and knowledge that is hard to match. His excellent communication and teaching style made
the Lean journey “ours” right from the start and as a result MAC people have a strong sense of Lean ownership.
In the past year our Lean business results have been absolutely terrific, receiving praise from many of
our key Customers plus a highly successful 3P event which resulted in a new patented product! Partnering
with Fred and Leanovations was an “OUTSTANDING” decision by MAC and I would give Leanovations my highest endorsement."
Vice President, Operations
MAC Equipment, Inc.
"Fred was really the perfect fit for our company,
he tailored the training to our company, and we really needed someone who would roll up his sleeves and look closely at our
situation. Fred's training is forcing us to address our weaknesses, I am not sure many of the other consultants would have
connected with us so well".
The GAMMONS Hoaglund
“Our experience with Leanovations
has been very positive and timely, as a major portion of our business relies upon the building industry. With our major
focus on our lean initiative's to accomplish smaller orders, faster deliveries, and controlling costs, several of the largest
buying groups within the Plumbing Wholesale industry have expressed their excitement with our efforts and results thus far.
Thank you Leanovations for your energetic and resourceful approach, and maintaining such a positive perspective within
each and every event...which is extremely effective, and motivational.”
Executive Vice President
The Keeney Manufacturing Company
"We have found Fred to be
very passionate about "Lean" training with a wide breadth of knowledge and the willingness to put in whatever effort
is needed to finish each project. The results we are seeing have been immediate and bottom line driven".
"Leanovations truly became a partner in our Lean transformations. Fred's ability to keep things
simple and easy to understand keeps all our employees engaged. Fred brings an enthusiasm and positive energy for Lean
that brings results, he is very approachable and earns respect from all the teams. We are well on our way now due to
his challenges and coaching to make us "Learn It, Live It and Love It" through his CGP.... Constant-Gentle-Pressure.
Lean is a way of life for Fred and is the foundation of Leanovations".
"As a member of a past team-recipient of the Shingo Prize, I can
tell you that I am thrilled that we are utilizing Leanovations! What I have witnessed is terrific, Leanovations definitely
planted the right seed(s) at the right time, allowing several great things to happen at Protedyne!"
Director of Quality
"We have been utilizing Leanovations over the last year and we have had tremendous success and would
highly recommend them. The enthusiasm and energy for Lean and Innovations is new for Willington, and all employees involved
with the training and Kaizen events are now excited about coming to work."
"Leanovations has been the perfect partner for us on our quest
to grow in a declining market by engaging all employees to eliminate waste. Their approach is to mentor and teach organizations
that are committed to change. The results have been rapid culture change and real-time implementation of very effective
ideas from our employees. Thanks to Leanovations and our employees’ willingness to change, we are becoming a powerful
force and developing into team of people who care more about the name on the front of the jersey rather than the name on the
Director of Operations
would highly recommend Fred Shamburg as a Lean Sensei for any company who needs expert coaching and guidance at any point
along the Lean Journey. For our company, Fred’s CGP (constant gentle pressure) was the ‘shot in the arm’
that we needed to make rapid early progress while helping us develop the critical mass of internal Lean talent that is needed
to sustain positive operational excellence momentum”.
Eastern Plastics Division of IDEX Corp.