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2015 Lean Coaching Summit | July 20-23, 2015
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If lean is an experiential learning process, coaching is THE skill to enable more effective, more efficient learning of lean thinking and practice. It's a skill that all lean leaders need to acquire.

Join us July 20-23 in Seattle, for 2 days of intensive learning, practicing, and networking.

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Crossing Silos: Connecting Disconnected Communities at LeanUX NYC
LEI’s John Shook will give a talk, “Lean is About Building an Organization That Learns to Learn" at this year's LeanUX NYC conference, April 15-19. I sat down with conference creator Will Evans to learn more about the UX community and what business and organizational problems the conference aims to solve.
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Lean Education

Invest in Your People

Upcoming training will help you and your team build a stronger learning culture:


Lean Supply Chain & Distribution: Learn the principles then see them in action at an operating warehouse/supply chain center; 2 unique sessions, Florence, KY, May 5-8.


From Fire Fighting to True Continuous Improvement and Value Stream Mapping: a Methodology for Sustainable System Improvement; 2 unique sessions, at LEI, May 13-15

Lean Bookstore

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From value-stream mapping to one-piece flow, pull, material flow, system kaizen, logistics, and extended value-stream analysis among companies, the workbook set has it all. And all books are Shingo Research Award winners.


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Knowledge Center

Most warehouse or distribution center managers don't have the level of detail about the business needed for a lean transformation, according to David Graham, who for 20-plus years has been helping warehouses and distribution centers become lean. In "Think You Know Your Warehouse or Distribution Center? Think Again," he explains the key data you need.


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Improvement/Coaching Kata Improvement Kata
& Coaching Kata

Kata at the Photo Studio

This month's Kata video is an example of what happens when a team practices a scientific way of working, rather than just trying to implement solutions. Notice the phases of iteration (experimentation) that this photo team experienced as they improved their process to meet a greatly-increasing demand.

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New and
John Shook
New Year’s Reflection
John Shook Happy New Year! Even if you are not one of those who makes New Year’s resolutions the new year is surely a good time for reflection. Lean thinkers conduct specific reflection after completing each activity. The transition to a new calendar year is an excellent occasion for general reflection, for asking: “how are things going?”
Gemba Coach
Why do we hear less and less about lean in manufacturing?
Michael Ballé Dear Gemba Coach,Why do we hear less and less about lean in manufacturing? Is it that most companies have implemented lean successfully or at least elements of lean? 
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.
Learn from the Lean Community
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On-Site Training
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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 Archives
Strategy Deployment in Action: One Executive’s Perspective

In “Strategy Deployment in Action: One Executive’s Perspective” David Brule, II, of Northern Star Industries, and Pascal Dennis, author of Getting the Right Things Done and an LEI faculty member, discuss a real-world application of strategy deployment as the “nervous system” of a lean business system.