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book coverThe Lean Dentist

In the newly updated, second edition of his book, Follow the LearnerThe 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.

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The Crucible of Innovation
Innovation is key to a successful successful development project, we always read. But innovation is a fickle term that gets tossed around like a coin. Jim Morgan prefers putting his faith in design reviews to serve as his projects' heartbeat - read more to learn about design reviews and what you can do to get the most value out of them.
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Upcoming in-depth workshops will help you and your team sharpen critical skills:


Online! Key Concepts of Lean: Align lean philosophy and tools to create a lasting culture of continuous improvement: Aug. 9-18.  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

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Planet Lean is the official online publication of Lean Global Network, launched in February 2014 with the aim to share the knowledge on lean thinking and practice gained by LGN's 17 institutes around the world, their partners and customers.

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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. Learn more »

Gemba Coach
How do we pass the baton from one lean leader to the next?
Michael Ballé Dear Gemba Coach, What are your thoughts about ensuring that a lean transformation persists past a leader’s tenure at an organization?
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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.

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New Case Study: Blending Lean and the Circular Economy Creates a “CLean” Transformation
SunPower's lean journey resembled most others until it re-defined its True North from “install 10 gigawatts of solar panels by 2016" to the inspirational “change the way our world is powered.” It melded lean principals with those of the “circular economy” to launch what it called a CLean Transformation. Learn the business and environmental payoffs of linking lean and clean.
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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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Upcoming Workshops
Cambridge, MA – August 1-5
Your Computer – August 9-18
Minneapolis, MN – September 20-22
Florence, KY – October 4-7
San Diego, CA – October 11-13
Cambridge, MA – October 18-21
Austin, TX – November 8-10
Cambridge, MA – December 6-8