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2016 Lean Healthcare
Transformation Summit

Miami, FL
June 15-16, 2016


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Ask Art: What Lean Books Should I Start With?
Art Byrne shares with us his book recommendations to newcomers on insights into the philosophy and general approach behind lean.
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Lean Education

Learn lean principles for supply chain and warehouse operations - then see them in action at a working logistics center, Go and See the Lean Supply Chain, May 3-4, and Lean Warehousing and Distribution Operations, May 5-6, Florence, KY.

Lean Training in Chicago, IL. We are offering some great fundamental workshops like Key Concepts of Lean, Integrating Visual Management, and Managing Kaizen Events.. May 17-19, 2016. Learn more and register.

Lean Bookstore
book coverNew Teaching Tool for Lean Teams

Just published! The Gold Mine Trilogy Study Guide supports, challenges, and facilitates your teams along the "way to lean" implementation path revealed in the trilogy of lean novels by Michael and Freddy Ballé.


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Knowledge Center
Book Clubs Help Agricultural Company Cultivate Lean Culture

Two continuous improvement leaders explain how they successfully use book clubs to spread a common understanding of lean management at a large company with multiple sites. They describe their book club process and offer startup tips to CI professionals or other leaders who want to organize business book clubs.

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Improvement/Coaching Kata Improvement Kata
& Coaching Kata

Bill Costantino's classic explanation of the Improvement Kata is back, now as a video.

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Gemba Coach
What do you think about a new boss who wants us to use A3s to solve problems rigorously?
Michael Ballé Dear Gemba Coach, My new boss wants us to use A3s to “teach us how to solve problems rigorously” – her words. I find the process cumbersome, it goes against everything I know about creative problem solving and, personally, I resent the idea that my boss wants to teach me how to think. What’s your take on this?
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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.

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