2017 Lean Transformation Summit
Managing to Create Problem-solvers, join us March 7-8, 2017
The Work of Management
A Daily Path to Sustainable Improvement

20 year ago Lantech was featured in the book Lean Thinking. This is a candid look at CEO Jim Lancaster's personal transformation as a leader and an in-depth, business case study of Lantech’s lean transformation.

This book not only details the great results from daily management, but goes beyond that to show how to engage your team.

Accelerating Justice with Lean Forensics
One of our most popular subjects on The Lean Post is the use of lean in unorthodox places. But one gemba that we have yet to discuss on the Post is crime laboratories. You might be surprised to learn that they are prime candidates for lean transformations, being the process-heavy environments they are. Heather Jamieson explains.
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Upcoming Training on Culture Change, Kaizen, Much More

Choose from experiential in-person training at LEI or a convenient online workshop:

Cracking the Talent Code

This month's installment is a fuzzy video by a sharp guy. Author Dan Coyle talks about how we acquire new skills, with implications for training, coaching and organizational change.

In Partnership with UMass Online
Carlsbad, CA – March 6, 2017
Cambridge, MA – March 22-23, 2017
Manchester, United Kingdom – March 27-29, 2017

The Lean Enterprise Academy and Lean Enterprise Institute are collaborating to bring you a wide selection of Lean Public Workshops to the UK!

Over the course of 3 days on Monday 27th, Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th March 2017 we will be offering you, not only the foundations to implement a successful lean transformation, but crucial insights into developing your internal capabilities whilst improving the work. The workshops will bring you practical examples, case studies, some Gemba-based learning along with some classroom training with instruction, small group discussion, and exercises.

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Your Computer – April 4-12, 2017
Seattle, WA – April 24-27, 2017
Cambridge, MA – May 2-5, 2017
Hannon, ON – June 13-14, 2017
Does lean change how you think about business?
Michael Ballé Dear Gemba Coach I can see that lean changes how one thinks about business, but can’t quite put my finger on it. If you had to sum up the main changes in thinking, what would they be?
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 617-871-2944 for more information about tailoring on-site workshops to your specific needs.

Lean Propels Low-Volume, High Variety Improvements

Our latest case study reveals how Thrustmaster of Texas successfully adopted lean thinking and practices to make sustainable improvements in a short period of time, and how other manufacturers of highly engineered, low-volume products can follow their lead using the Lean Transformation Framework

Official online publication of the Lean Global Network

What Would Lean Trade Look Like?
by Jim Womack

Between the upcoming Brexit negotiations and the protectionist stance of the new US Administration, trade is making the headlines once again. But what would trade look like in a world of lean organizations?

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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