Stay on Track in Your Lean Learning
Training in Minneapolis, MN - September 20-22, 2016
The Lean Dentist

In the newly updated, second edition of his book, Follow the Learner: The Lean Dentist, Dr. Sami Bahri describes how he and the staff in his dental practice transformed their work and their thinking from a traditional batch-and-queue approach to one focused directly on the needs of the patient.

You Can't Know If You Don't Know
Recently LEI Chairman and CEO John Shook found an interesting blog by Dr. Helen Kales of the University of Michigan, musing on a powerful set of words that can mean everything in lean thinking. The set of words resonated with John too, and he now shares his thoughts on the value it holds in his latest piece for the Lean Post.
Read the post and join the conversation » Go to The Lean Post »
Reach the Next Level of Lean

Managing to Learn: Apply A3 thinking & management, working through an A3 about a real problem from work. At LEI, Oct. 18 - 19. Enroll.

Strategy Deployment: Engage & develop people around organizational objectives. At LEI, Oct. 20-21. Enroll.

Lean Supply Chain & Distribution: See lean methods in action at an operating warehouse/supply chain center; 2 unique workshops, Florence, KY, Oct. 4-7. Enroll

A Kata Classic

The research that led to the book Toyota Kata ran from 2004 - 2009. The objective was to gain a deeper understanding of how Toyota manages people in order to achieve continuous improvement and adaptation, and what it will take to develop that in non-Toyota organizations.

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Does a lean transformation boost a company's stock price?
Michael Ballé Dear Gemba Coach, You’ve worked with a lot of different companies in the public and private sectors. How have the stock prices of the public companies done?
Bring Lean Learning In-House

Most of our 30+ workshops can be taught at your facility by our faculty of lean management professionals, who have years of experience implementing what they teach. Call 617-871-2900 for more information about tailoring on-site workshops to your specific needs.

New Story: Lean Accounting Summit Impacts Dissertation

In this ongoing series, we talk to past winners of the Excellence in Lean Accounting Award, presented by LEI at the Lean Accounting Summit, scheduled for Aug. 24-26, to learn what impact it and a matching scholarship have had on how recipients teach and practice accounting. In this new installment, a college professor explains how it affected his classroom work and career.

Official online publication of the Lean Global Network

Making Slow Ideas Go Faster
by Jim Womack

How it is that some ideas and innovations spread like wildfire while others are slower to take roots? It is clear that lean thinking belongs to the latter category, but how can we speed up its diffusion?

The Way to Lean

There is a natural path for you and your teams to follow in order improve your lean thinking and practice together. This way to lean was laid out over the trilogy of business novels written by Michael and Freddy Ballé – The Gold Mine, The Lean Manager, and, most recently, Lead With Respect – all Shingo Research Award winners. Michael explains how to use the trilogy in your training.

Lean Product & Process Development

Learn how companies are using Lean Product & Process Development (LPPD) to create a sustainable system for consistently delivering great products and profitable value streams.

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