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.

Advice from the Gemba: The Most Frustrating Types of Waste (and How to Eliminate Them!)
If you've ever lost sleep over a particularly frustrating source of waste in your organization, you're not alone. Some forms of waste are easier to eliminate - others are so hard that they start to blur the line between "challenging" and "enraging." Today we feature three experienced lean practitioners with the most frustrating types of waste they've encountered, plus their favorite tips for eliminating them.
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Train to Sustain

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Improvement Kata/Coaching Kata: Learn how repeatable patterns of thought and action – called kata in martial arts – help you and your team adopt the skill and mindset needed for innovation and daily improvement. At LEI, Dec. 6-8.
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Learn lean principles for supply chain and warehouse operations – then see them in action at a working logistics center:

Register for Go and See the Lean Supply Chain, Feb. 7-8, Florence, KY.

Register for Lean Warehousing and Distribution Operations, Feb. 9-10, Florence, KY.

Scientific Thinking for Everyone

Scientific thinking is not difficult, it's just not our default mode. Anyone can learn to think more scientifically, by practicing the simple Starter Kata routines of the Improvement Kata.

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Cambridge, MA – December 6-8, 2016
Charleston, SC – January 31 - February 2, 2017
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Does a Lean Company Need Explicit or Implicit Leadership?
Michael Ballé Dear Gemba Coach, Explicit leadership or implicit leadership? Does an explicit style sustain a lean organization?
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.

Students “Shocked” that Lean Accounting Isn’t More Widespread

Lean accounting seemed “so logical” to her students that they asked Professor Pencak, winner of a Lean Education Advancement Foundation scholarship, “Why isn’t everybody doing this?”

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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