EHIIP Consulting has 20 years of experience with Lean Manufacturing.  Our experience is based on the Toyota Production System, the originator of all lean practices.  Whether your company is applying lean, TPS, or your own version of operational improvement, we can help guide the implementation to make it a sustainable culture change.

We are focused on helping organizations in all industries apply the Toyota Production System within their environment. The goal, in all instances, is to help the organization create a self-sustaining, continuous improvement culture that addresses immediate issues and enables the resolution of future strategic initiatives. Through methods of one on one coaching, side by side implementation, class room learning, and other learning services, the client company will learn to apply lean concepts where the value added work is done and connect them to key strategic business objectives at the highest level. All of this is accomplished through the development and learning of all employees…leadership first.


Jason Burt - EHIIP Consulting

Jason Burt

Jason has had the amazing opportunity to be coached and mentored by Toyota on TPS principles for over 19 years, and has continued to learn as a business owner.  His career has progressed through many functional areas; operations management, supply management, distribution, logistics, dealerships, engineering, and quality in both commercial and healthcare markets while working for large organizations. In each of these areas, he was able to show high-level results to the business through a balanced strategic focus with a “hands on” day-to-day approach.

Since venturing into the entrepreneurial world, Jason has had the opportunity to work with many fascinating companies and to help them achieve new potential in terms of business strategy and culture development.


The Toyota Way is now embraced in all industries and processes beyond the walls of just the manufacturing floor.  Using the Toyota approach to create and execute strategy and continually improve all processes within different companies has become the foundation for many successful companies worldwide.

The Toyota Production System (TPS), which is steeped in the philosophy of “the complete elimination of all waste” imbues all aspects of production in pursuit of the most efficient methods, tracing back its roots to Sakichi Toyoda’s automatic loom. The TPS has evolved through many years of trial and error to improve efficiency based on the Just-in-Time concept developed by Kiichiro Toyoda, the founder (and second president) of Toyota Motor Corporation.

Waste can manifest as excess inventory in some cases, extraneous processing steps in other cases, and defective products in yet other cases. All these “waste” elements intertwine with each other to create more waste, eventually impacting the management of the corporation itself.

The automatic loom invented by Sakichi Toyoda not only automated work which used to be performed manually but also built the capability to make judgments into the machine itself. By eliminating both defective products and the associated wasteful practices, Sakichi succeeded in tremendously improving both productivity and work efficiency.

Kiichiro Toyoda, who inherited this philosophy, set out to realize his belief that “the ideal conditions for making things are created when machines, facilities, and people work together to add value without generating any waste.” He conceived methodologies and techniques for eliminating waste between operations, between both lines and processes. The result was the Just-in-Time method.

By practicing the philosophies of “Daily Improvements” and “Good Thinking, Good Products, ” the TPS has evolved into a world-renowned production system. Furthermore, all Toyota production divisions are making improvements to the TPS day and night to ensure its continued evolution.

Recently, the “Toyota spirit of making things” is referred to as the “Toyota Way.” It has been adopted not only by companies inside Japan and within the automotive industry, but in production activities worldwide, and continues to evolve globally.