Why Choose MPnL?
MPnL is a management consulting
firm that has been uniquely designed to create and add value to manufacturing, product development and supply chain companies. We
can help achieve lower cost through waste reduction, improved productivity, restructuring of your production control and improvement
of time to market, at the same time building a lean culture within your organization.
We do not practice a cookie-cutter
or one size fits all approach to implementing lean. The principles of TPS will work for any business model and it succeeds
when we learn from you and understand what approach works best for your organization. Then we apply and teach the TPS
principles that best fit your specific need to insure success. This does not mean cherry picking the easy stuff, but
rather, helping you build your Production System tailored to your specific business requirements. MPnL takes the Toyota
approach to improvement by asking a simple question, "What is best for the business?" not “What
is best for me?” Change comes when we use factual data from the process to make decisions… not emotion!
We do not want to be a permanent fixture in your plant! MPnL works with a cross
functional plant team to truly pass the knowledge. We will train, assign homework and check progress between visits.
Our visit schedule usually works on a two day visit at a two week interval. This strengthens your ability to move faster
and reinforces your commitment on your lean journey.
We build client
specific training programs which belong to your organization supporting in-house training for your production system. Every
visit is designed to be a “train-the-trainer” visit using the team members to learn, understand, succeed and fail
on each element. Yes, "fail". We teach the Toyota method and with Toyota it is ok to fail.
That is the way we learn!
Contact us to learn more about how we can help you transform your organization.
MPnL President, Robyn Rooks
Robyn has been helping companies in the US, Canada, Mexico and Europe for the past ten
years to develop and implement lean production systems with great success. He has worked in the non-union and union
environments creating a culture change within these organizations by working with management and the shop floor. Building
a "doing it with you" not a "doing it to you" culture.
Robyn started his lean career in 1988 at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Inc. (TMMK) in
Georgetown, KY where he was one of the original 1700 employees hired to start the facility. Robyn spent two years on
the production floor learning the material flow of TPS. He spent six years in the pilot "new model prototype"
organization designing inter-departmental, external and internal assembly route delivery systems and balancing work content,
writing standard work, designing supermarket layouts, setting Kanban standards, ensuring flow and performing packaging approvals for
new models. Robyn spent four years in the production control and conveyance department, as a specialist, where he performed
monthly planning for overseas suppliers, was North American Engineering Change implementation coordinator, was Build-out and
Start-up coordinator, and as a North American parts ordering specialist was responsible for ordering components for the assembly
lines. Robyn worked directly with suppliers to develop a Lean environment to support the needs of TMMK.
One of the greatest assets Robyn brings
to an organization is the knowledge gained from holding positions within Toyota that required him to have a "trainer"
sensei the entire span of his career. Robyn teaches as he was taught. “First do then Kaizen”.