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To Our Amazing Team, Customers and Community Partners,


For 18 years now, we have made it our mission to assist businesses that make a difference in their communities.  They make necessary products, provide valuable services and provide great jobs for employees and their families.  We are honored to be part of their success stories at Value Stream Solutions Inc.

There have been many challenges for all of us during the past 18 years.  There was the financial crisis leading to the 'Great Recession', then, the longest Bull Market and of course, the Covid Pandemic.  These are just a few of the headlines that none of us control and still locally, you may have had more obstacles along the way depending on your business, industry and customers. Each crisis is an opportunity to figure it out, to do better, to grow.  The fact that you're still here is testament to your own resilience, ability to pivot and, grow.  We applaud you for continuing to find ways to improve along the way.

Each challenge for you has created opportunity for us to help meet your needs at the time you need them most.  More recent developments in technology have allowed us to survive lockdowns and personal distancing by providing our training and services remotely.  While not always ideal, we still deliver more than 50% of our training programs over these platforms.  It allows us to save time from travel and our customers gain access to training for larger groups, in shorter timeframes and at lower costs.  Once training is delivered, site visits can be more productive and focused on implementation and coaching the site leaders.  If you have any needs or ideals for training, reach out to us and we'll find a solution that delivers the excellence we're known for.

As the challenges of business keep changing and evolving around your capabilities, keep us in mind as a business partner that really cares for your success.  If you are aware of other opportunities or ways for us to help you, your production or service teams, please let me know directly at

Through each crisis, we realize that we are all connected beyond what we ever thought before. We’re called upon to be our best selves, with patience, understanding and compassion. On behalf of all of us at Value Stream Solutions Inc., we are committed to be your partner and providing you excellence in the days and years ahead.


Chad Metcalf – President

Value Stream Solutions Inc.

Since forming in 2006, Value Stream Solutions Inc specializes in developing Lean leaders and implementing Lean transformations for SMEs (Small to Medium Enterprises).  The VSS team are experienced Lean thinkers who have learned, practiced, implemented and coached lean thinking to thousands of people in hundreds of companies in nearly every industry.  Our proven, practical approach to applying continuous improvement methods to every business process and service allows us to connect with all your employees, from senior executives to the newest associates.  We believe companies should develop their team into lifelong learners and apply lean thinking in every aspect of their business.  Our approach is to teach while implementing change in order to sustain improved people, process and product over the long term.  We help you achieve the results you're looking for!

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Chad Metcalf
Founder and President

As a recognized leader in process improvement, Chad has helped guide companies and individuals to phenomenal results.  His expertise in Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Leadership and Team development, gives him the ability to relate big picture thinking to real world implementation. Click picture for more...

Brian Sloan
Senior Advisor

Brian Sloan is a Lean Accounting and Administration advisor with a hands on approach.  Introduced to the initial concepts of Lean through the shop floor, Brian has made it his passion to bring the concepts of Lean to every function of an organization.  Click picture for more...

Devin Melanson
Senior Advisor

Devin’s 25-year career includes P&L accountability for consumer electronics, military, automotive, point of purchase retail, and aerospace.  He is at home speaking to teams on the shop floor, logistics, engineering, maintenance, and the ownership group in the board room.  Click picture for more...

Tom Bechtel
Senior Advisor

Tom Bechtel has been providing training and facilitation services since 1985 as an expert in MRP/ ERP and Lean.  From the shop floor to the Corporate office, Tom has experience in every aspect of manufacturing enterprise including running factories, esigning & building them. Click picture for more...

Jeff Ainslie
Senior Advisor

Jeff has been in the manufacturing industry for over 25 years and has held various management and leadership/advisory roles with companies ranging from 22 employees to over 12,000 with multiple business units internationally.  Click picture for more...

Nancy Metcalf
Business Manager

Nancy's years of experience include; leading internal ISO audits, implementing WCM (World Class Manufacturing) and planning huge corporate events for IBM and Celestica. She handles the behind the scenes work that make us a better team.

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