Lean into Process Improvements: Implementing Lean Techniques into Nursery Production

February 5, 2019

On any given day, up to 20 employees stake trees at Robinson Nursery in Amity, Oregon, and each one has a slightly different technique. General manager Chris Robinson realized the variability had a negative impact on productivity and set a goal of developing a standardized process. Chris started focusing on process improvements six years ago. A second-generation nurseryman, he learned about Lean through the Oregon Association of Nurseries and believed the disciplined structure for eliminating waste could help him make his mark on the 600-acre nursery. Join us for Chris’ presentation where he explains how the nursery uses Lean to increase efficiencies and save costs throughout the production process. Speaker: Chris Robinson, General Manager, Robinson Nursery