Our Mission:

Make things better through lean thinking and practice

Member Login

Explore LEI
Lean Summit Online Learning
Online Webcast Key Concepts of Lean,
Sep 2-11, 2014 (4 Sessions)
HC summit

We all need to have a good understanding of the fundamentals.With hectic schedules, plenty of work to be done, and people working remotely, this type of training can prove difficult. This is why we've developed the online webcast workshop, "Key Concepts of Lean."

Check out the agenda and register »

The Lean Post NEW!The Lean Post
How Lean Tools Support the Principle of Respect (Part 2)
We first met Andy Ward when he was struggling to save his plant from closure in The Lean Manager. Since then he's helped lead a lean transformation; and recently, in Lead With Respect, play sensei to Southcape Software CEO Jane Delaney as she aims to transform her people through the use of lean methods and practice. In this interview Ward shares what he has learned.
Read the post and join the conversation » Go to The Lean Post »
Lean Education

Training to Develop and Implement Your Strategy

 

18 Workshops, Covering 5 Lean Management Tracks: Concepts and Tools, People Capability, Problem Solving, Lean System Management, Process Improvement. Plus sessions on leadership and high-mix/low-volume manufacturing. September 16-19, 2014, Minneapolis, MN.

Lean Bookstore

Lead With Respect NEW! Lead With Respect:
A Novel Of Lean Practice

 

The latest business novel by Michael and Freddy Ballé is at the printer, but you can start reading it now and start getting fresh insights about how to use lean tools and techniques to develop people.


Download Chapter 1 »

Knowledge Center

New Lean Case Study Page


We've arranged dozens of original lean management cases studies into 16 categories – including manufacturing, healthcare, logistics, job shops, government, privately held companies, you name it --  to help you find the examples you need faster and easier.


Check out all the case studies »

Improvement/Coaching Kata Improvement Kata
& Coaching Kata
slide

Two Mindset Obstacles to Effective Learning

The Kata SlideShare for August looks at two common mindsets that prevent us from learning new skills. Any team or organization that wants to develop a culture of continuous improvement will benefit from some structured practice routines -- Kata -- for developing scientific skills, especially at the beginning.

View the slideshare and share your thoughts »

New and
Noteworthy
Upcoming
Workshops
John Shook
The Essence of Developing People and Yourself
John Shook Jane Delaney is the CEO of a medium sized software company in the UK. As her company faces crisis upon crisis she finds herself forced to reexamine everything. Herself. Her role as a leader. Her own learning throughout a career that has led her to this point successfully. As she faces the fact that she has much more to learn in order to solve her company’s messy problems, Delaney realizes that the nature of the learning she needs has more to do with her than with the company. Ouch – company crisis becomes personal crisis.
Gemba Coach
I fail to see the difference between hoshin kanri and the strategic planning we used to do. What am I missing?
Michael Ballé My boss has hired a consultant to take us through the Hoshin Kanri process. So far, I fail to see the difference with the strategic planning we used to do. What am I missing?
A3 Dojo
Don't Present Your A3: Share Your A3
A3 Coach Eric Ethington explains why he encourages people to share rather than present their A3s--and explains the reasons why this distinction helps foster productive teamwork and learning.
Events
Lean Product and Process Exchange Inc.
Join LEI Founder Jim Womack and LEI Senior Advisor Jim Morgan at the Lean Product and Process Exchange Inc. - September 23-23, 2014 in Raleigh/Durham North Carolina.
On-Site Training
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.

Webinar
“How ThedaCare Created Its Own Management System”
Author and former ThedaCare SVP Kim Barnas describes how her team created a lean, stable management system that supported a culture of continuous improvement.