Senior Consultant and Facilitator
Lean Process Improvement | Strategic and Operational Planning
Mike Boucher has over 25 years experience with Lean in his role leading companies in their Continuous Improvement and Lean journeys. Throughout Canada and the US, he initiated and perfected the application of this knowledge and experience to government, crown corporations, healthcare (hospitals, laboratories, and administration), and educational environments, in addition to traditional manufacturing settings.
Mike works with Senior Teams and has facilitated value stream mapping and developed strategic/hoshin plans and detailed implementation plans with numerous clients including the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health, City of Oshawa, City of Peterborough, Canadian Intellectual Property Office, Fanshawe College, Royal Canadian Mint, Mayo Clinic, Toronto Sick Children’s Hospital, Owensboro Medical Health System, Marietta Memorial Hospital, Luther Midelfort Hospital, SAMA and others.
Mike is a true pioneer and expert in Lean implementation in Public Sector and administrative environments. His presentations and workshops are stimulating, energetic, and functional. His unique approach to Lean implementation allows organizations to sustain their lean initiative by creating a Lean culture and developing in-house experts in Lean.
What is Lean About Anyway?
Many organizations have had some exposure to Lean Training. A small number of these organizations have actually attempted to apply the various Lean tools. Unfortunately, they often report that their experience and more importantly, their results, have not met their expectations. These organizations are left wondering if Lean works in their business sector. So, what went wrong? The best way
5 Tips for Leading Successful change – A Collaborative Lean Transformation Approach
Planning Planning is a critical element to any change / continuous improvement initiative. Unfortunately it is an area where most of us fail! I discovered this early during my own Lean journey. Based on my understanding of Lean at the time, I introduced a number of improvements over a 12 month period of time that appeared rather impressive. Reality set
Lean vs Six Sigma: Do you really need Six Sigma?
There has been much historical debate when it comes to Lean vs Six Sigma. Most people have strong opinions about which method is more effective for achieving results. While Lean is a systematic approach to eliminating waste and creating flow in your processes, six sigma is a set of tools and strategies that help to limit defects and variations in processes.
Taking the Lean Leap & Creating a Lean Plan
Where do we start? One of the most common questions we are asked is : “Where do we start?” and “How do we do it the ‘right’ way?” The key to success is to have an effective Lean plan specifically for your situation and environment. Without an effective plan, you will either fail totally or not maximize your potential. This
Role of Human Resources in Delivering Lean Success
As economic conditions cause organizations to find ways to be more efficient, a growing number are turning to an approach that is commonly called Lean. This strategy began in the industrial sector, and has since spread to many other areas, including government services, healthcare, education, hospitality, technology and financial sectors. Unfortunately, many of these initiatives fail to achieve sustained benefits.