2017 Lean Transformation Summit
Managing to Create Problem-solvers, join us March 7-8, 2017
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.

Lean Leadership at Legal Sea Foods: An Interview with Roger Berkowitz
Watch the video to hear Legal Sea Foods CEO Roger Berkowitz explain the effects lean has has on his own personal leadership style, plus the culture of Legal Sea Foods as a whole.
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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
Charleston, SC – January 31 - February 2, 2017
Carlsbad, CA – March 6, 2017
Cambridge, MA – March 22-23, 2017
Your Computer – April 4-12, 2017
Seattle, WA – April 24-27, 2017
Cambridge, MA – May 2-5, 2017
Is promising that lean will make work more meaningful disrespectful to people?
Michael Ballé Dear Gemba Coach, Can lean really make work more meaningful for everybody? Isn’t this overpromising to workers and disrespectful to them because management really can't deliver on the promise?
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

Dealing with Lean’s Crazy Relatives
by Jim Womack

The author reflects on how the legacy of Taylor and Ford still poses challenges to the lean movement, and why critics should move past a simplistic view of lean as mere standardization.

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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