Winnebago Hosts Expert on Lean Techniques
Forest City, Iowa-based Winnebago Industries Inc. hosted lean strategy leader, Art Byrne, on April 19 as he presented to over 100 company leaders from nearly 40 companies in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Byrne is author of the new book “The Lean Turnaround: How Business Leaders Use Lean Principles to Create Value and Transform Their Company.” He is an expert on lean techniques and attitudes that enable CEOs and senior executives to create a culture for transforming a company and putting it on a high performance path. Winnebago Industries hosted the event in cooperation with the Iowa Lean Consortium. On March 28, Winnebago reported a 34.6% increased in sales for its fiscal second quarter while the builder also swung to a profit posting net income of $6.3 million.