Lean and Green Services


Why a Lean Peer Group?
The Lean Peer Group provides companies an opportunity to revamp and reenergize their Lean strategy by networking with and learning from others who are committed to developing a Lean culture within their organizations. The member companies share experiences and learn from other participants, and develop plans specific to their organization’s needs. This unique Peer Group approach combines aspects of an educational workshop, consortium meeting, and improvement project all in one.

How is This Different?
The Peer Group has a very specific objective; it addresses the most difficult challenge of Lean - establishing a true Lean/Continuous Improvement culture within an organization. Dave Rizzardo, who has been the Lean Services Manager at Mtech for the past 14 years, facilitates the Group and leads the “Training/Discussion” portion of the program.

What is the Session Format & Cost?

  • 10 Monthly (we will skip August and December) ½ day meetings
  • Meetings will take place at participant companies
  • Meeting will include training, company report outs, and plant tours
  • Cost is $3,000 per company, plus lunch when hosting the meeting

What is the Agenda of a Lean Peer Group Meeting?

  • 11:00-12:00 - Host Company - Company Background & Plant Tour
  • 12:00-1:00 - Lunch & Host Company Lean Discussion
  • 1:00-2:00 - Company Check-in – Lean Updates/Issues since Last Meeting
  • 2:00-3:00 - Training/Discussion
  • 3:00-3:30 - Open Discussion, Summary, and Plan for Next Meeting

What Are Members Saying about the Peer Group Meetings?

“I had a blast and can’t wait for the next one. Thanks for your time and energy & materials. Thanks Dave, we are loving this!”

“I found the content and the delivery of the information to be excellent. The content was certainly eye opening and the format to join Maryland companies together to explore these critical practices was truly rewarding!”

“I thought the meeting exceeded expectations and I felt the roster of professionals is “top shelf.”

Please contact Dave Rizzardo, 410-916-3230, Mtech’s Lean Services Manager for further information.


Mtech will guide your leadership team in establishing the “improvement infrastructure” necessary for both sustainment of gains and identification and execution of ongoing improvement opportunities. Policies and practices will be developed to create a true Lean culture of continuous improvement. Shown below are the Lean/Continuous Improvement infrastructure categories which are addressed:

  • Planning – ongoing strategic planning for improvement
  • Measuring – development of Key Performance Indicators throughout the organization
  • Monitoring – establishment of an improvement status/review process
  • Generating – system/mechanism of generating ideas throughout the organization
  • Supporting – removal or roadblocks and providing of resources
  • Aligning – assuring alignment of all systems with the company strategy and continuous improvement philosophy

Please contact Dave Rizzardo, 410-916-3230, Mtech’s Lean Services Manager for further information.



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