Stephen Ansuini established Center for Employee Development, LLC, (C4ED) May 2007. C4ED’s primary training areas include: Lean Manufacturing, Transactional Lean (Office Lean), Lean for Maintenance, Lean for Health Care, and Soft-Skills training. C4ED has worked with Fortune 100 companies as clients in Lean capability building realizing significant reductions of Safety incidents, improved inventory turns, and reduced costs of operations.
Stephen also worked with Purdue University Polytechnic in Anderson, IN to establish a Lean Environment Simulator (LES) which immerses participants in a manufacturing environment where they can experience Lean principles and tools. The LES is used for several other Lean classes including our Team Lead development, Job Instruction Trainer Certification, and Toyota Kata Coach Certification programs, Standard Work, Continuous Improvement, Problem Solving, and many others.
Stephen started working at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky (TMMK) in 1987 in the Skilled Trades Development area with responsibility for the development of intermediate and advanced maintenance training. In 1988 he developed the initial Office Lean and Maintenance Lean systems which were quickly deployed across Toyota plants globally. Like the TPS, Office and Maintenance Lean has continued to evolve and improve. From there he started the Suggestion System in 1989, supported Quality Circle deployment in 1990, and supported the Indiana, Alabama, Texas, and Mexico plant start-up activities by providing instructor development and TPS training and coaching.
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