News: NABC Donates Recycled Ride to Deserving Atlanta Mother
Automotive Finishes announced it will hold its next 2011 A-Plus Network University
EcoLean workshop at the Double
Tree Arctic Club Hotel in Seattle, Aug. 9-10, 2011.
EcoLean program is for collision
shop owners and managers who are interested in leveraging the power of lean
production as well as business solutions that reduce environmental waste. Sherwin-Williams says the program has been a huge success, and the majority of its
quarterly, regionally-held workshops have been sold out.
EcoLean workshops teach collision repair shops to take
advantage of both lean production and green business
through a sustainable program to
drive profitability through the reduction of waste.
“We’re excited with the response to our EcoLean program,” said Rodes Brown, managermarketing strategic programs for Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes. “We see the market
moving rapidly toward business models that are leaner and address current environmental
issues, and we have now built a compelling set of tools and services to help
our customers drive efficiency and reduce waste, both financial and
The EcoLean Level 1 course curriculum includes:
Introduction to EcoLean: A workshop covering solutions to address current
Improving Body shop Efficiency: A course focused on the theory and mechanics of lean
Principles of 5S: A course centered around the importance of eliminating clutter inside
a collision center, and how to leverage the power of a clean, disciplined
environment to deliver superior quality and consistency.
Building a Lean Culture: A course covering the importance of building a lean
culture inside a collision center from the ground up.
For more information on EcoLean, call (804) 433-9690.