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Upcoming Webinar

Do to an unforeseen speaker cancellation, the scheduled webinar has been replaced by one of our most popular past webinars: Training and implementing lean with a blind workforce. Manufacturing excellence and people with disabilities presented by Mr. Brent Weichers.

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Brent Weichers
Brent WeichersLean Master Black Belt - The Lighthouse for the Blind

Past Webinar Presentation: Training and implementing lean with a blind workforce. Manufacturing excellence and people with disabilities

Most manufacturing companies shy away from hiring the blind and the deaf-blind with the assumption that safety and productivity will be a risk. Good, highly skilled employees are becoming harder to obtain and with blind unemployment at 70 percent, there are options. With traditional methods and thoughts about hiring, training lean methods do not always work for employees dealing with blindness and blindness with other disabilities. Learn how lean and efficient manufacturing can be accomplished with people dealing with these disabilities. Hear about:

  • Tactile methods for training, layout development and displaying metrics.
  • Design and simple technology to replace kanban signals.
  • Safety and quality checks in the manufacturing process.
  • Workstation design and ergonomics that allows all employees to be productive.

Fun and innovative ways to use Legos in training.

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About Brent Weichers

Mr. Weichers has over 30 years of Toyota and Danaher experience as a Lean and Six Sigma Sensei. He is a change management expert with a keen ability to pinpoint areas for improvement, lead teams through multi-phased initiatives, and deliver measurable and sustainable results. In addition, Brian specializes in conducting White Belt and Green Belt Training programs, leading Kaizen activities, develop and train Lean programs and development of the supply base. He is considered a specialist in the art of training the blind and deaf-blind in lean and six sigma principles.

Mr. Weichers is the director of continuous improvement at The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.

Areas of Expertise:

Developing White Belt and Green Belt Training programs

Leading Kaizen activities

Develop and train Lean training sessions

Design ergonomic and accessible production flow

Develop breakthrough designs and process with 3P

Hoshin Kanri development and deployment

Multi-site responsibility

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