ESCO – Zodiac Aerospace Corporation

October 31, 2011

Lessons Learned

Thoughts from Spencer Hoos on the ESCO Lean Transformation initiative

“If you’re interested in implementing Lean, go spend time and benchmark companies who are doing it.  If you really believe, get your leadership team on board.  Lean must be a strategic initiative.”

“Decide where you want to put your resources to get the Lean advantage.  Pick a project and focus on process improvement.  Start tearing it apart and ask why, why, why.”

“Train people from the top down.  Everyone must be involved and understand – from managers to workers.  Don’t minimize an individual’s importance.”