Winning Teams™

Develop a Continuous Improvement (CI) Culture

While typical Lean and training & development programs focus on just one aspect of Continuous Improvement, Winning Teams™ enhances an organization’s team-based problem-solving skills by combining the technical tools and desired behaviors of Lean, leadership, coaching, and organizational development.

DVIRC’s proprietary Winning Teams™ program was developed after over 28 years of delivering Continuous Improvement training to hundreds of companies, and thousands of individuals. Winning Teams™ is a proven and highly engaging “applied learning” consulting and associate training program that develops the skills of associates from every department and enhances an organization’s team-based problem-solving capabilities.

Average Winning Teams™ Impact

infoAll companies that engage in projects with DVIRC are surveyed by NIST through the Fors Marsh Group, an independent research firm, to validate both the quantitative and qualitative impacts. These metrics are an average per engagement since 2018.
Cost Reduction
Cost Reduction
Investments Made Back Into the Business
Investments Back Into Business

Winning Teams™ Levels

Winning Teams™ is a tiered Organizational Improvement program designed to enhance an organization’s improvement capability. The program aligns all improvement efforts across the business enterprise. Integrating leadership skills and technical improvement skills creates bottom-line results while also developing improvement habits.

This approach aligns all improvement efforts across the enterprise. Participants gain leadership and technical improvement skills that empower teams to achieve significant bottom-line results.

Leadership Challenge Plan | 2 Days
Winning Teams™ Introduction | ½ Day (min 15 people max 20)
Winning Teams™ Continuous Improvement Essentials | Full Day (min 10 people max 15)
Winning Teams™ Practitioner Development | 12 Days (min 10 people max 15)
Coaching Apprentice Training | 3 Days

This workshop is designed for the organization’s leadership team to define/create the improvement direction for the organization’s frontline and middle managers. The alignment of improvement efforts is a critical step in an organization’s improvement strategies. This effort helps anchor improvement initiatives and align those improvements that the business must meet to exceed customer expectations.

The purpose of the Winning Teams Essentials Level workshop is to introduce participants to the basic foundational principles of Continuous Improvement.

Building upon the principles introduced in the WTWB program, the WTYB program will introduce participants to various methods used in continuous improvement efforts.

Winning Teams™ is a “train and do” approach that enhances an organization’s team-based problem-solving skills. The program consists of training sessions focused on learning and using tactical Lean tools and training sessions that will focus on the human side of Lean (KATA).

The on-site Improvement Coach series is designed to help change agents transition from being problem-solvers themselves to becoming coaches and developers of problem-solvers within their organizations.

Not only does this put a stop to the cycle of reactive firefighting these individuals often fall into, but it also multiplies the effectiveness of the coach by empowering and mentoring others who report to or serve on the coach’s teams, whether directly or indirectly.

Winning Teams™ Benefits

Improved company profitability through improved efficiency, customer service, and quality

Proven and repeatable savings

Improved organizational alignment, collaboration, and communications

Quantifiable results

Creates a Competitive Advantage

Cultural shift towards the company’s strategy

Develops effective problem solvers

Leadership development of participating employees

Guaranteed ROI

Development of cross-functional teams

Client Testimonials

“I like that we can customize the program to fit our needs and as we evolve as an organization, we want to be able to pivot and change with new ideas and opportunities to get better. The key aspect for us is being able to customize training, take advantage of the latest techniques and benchmark from the best in business.”

Peter Rapp

West Whiteland Site Manager, Johnson Matthey

“Working with DVIRC provides an opportunity for ongoing training to improve our production processes, peer-to-peer learning, and advice and council on growth plans. Adopting lean methodologies and educating our employees has enabled us to increase sales dramatically, enhanced on-time delivery, and allowed the company to design innovative products and move positively to gaining competitive advantage.”

Ernie DeLany

Owner, Probes Unlimited Owner

“DVIRC advisors are down to earth and very responsive. They have experience in the business world and with other manufacturers and bring a lot of value to the table.”

Alan Thompson

President, Tech Tag & Label

“The training and stewardship provided by DVIRC over the years is nothing short of transformational for our company. The type of service delivered has helped prepare our company for sustainable growth. Thank you, Team DVIRC.”

Bob Rosania

Owner/CEO, Ehmke Mfg Co., Inc

Success Stories

Johnson Matthey

Johnson Matthey

DVIRC Winning Teams™ Generates 600% Return on Investment through Lean Process Improvements Combined with Employee Training for Johnson Matthey

PAC Strapping Products

PAC Strapping Products

PAC Strapping Enters New Era With Upgraded Software

Probes Unlimited

Probes Unlimited

Reducing Cost to Stay Competitive

Meet the Winning Teams™ Expert

Jeff Kopenitz - Advanced Manufacturing Lean Master, Shingijutsu Japan

Jeff Kopenitz

Advanced Manufacturing Lean Master, Shingijutsu Japan

Jeff Kopenitz has more than 38 years of experience in the manufacturing and service industries and has expertise in Lean Six Sigma training and deployment. Jeff integrates the social side / human side with the technical techniques of Change Strategies. His coaching work with frontline and senior-level leaders provides alignment across the organizations. Jeff believes that “A workforce without the power to think is like having a vehicle without an engine, it’s going nowhere”. He strives to make sustainable continuous improvement part of a company’s culture by incorporating organizational development, systems thinking, and change management techniques into his education training and consulting practice.

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