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2015 Lean Transformation Summit

The 2015 Lean Transformation Summit in New Orleans on March 4 & 5 is SOLD OUT, however you can still join us virtually starting at $750 per person.


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• View all the plenary & keynotes live
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Rich Sheridan on How to Succeed by Building a Strong Learning Culture
Rich Sheridan, CEO of the software company Menlo Innovations, talks with LEI's Chet Marchwinski about Menlo's unique learning culture, taking their end users' wants and needs seriously, and the power of lean product and process development ideas working together as a system.
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Lean Education

Reach the Next Level of Lean Practice in 2015

Key Concepts of Lean: Align lean philosophy and tools to create a sustainable culture of continuous improvement. Feb.11-12, at LEI

Managing to Learn: Work through an A3 that addresses a real problem at your job. March 24-25, at LEI

Practicing Lean Fundamentals in an Office Environment Improved! More time to discuss your struggles and support systems like visual management. March 31-April 1, at LEI


Lean Bookstore

book cover The Mental Model for Strategy Deployment

Using an easy-to-read business novel format, Getting the Right Things Done shows you the system and thinking behind a powerful lean method for planning and execution.


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Knowledge Center

4 Steps to Lean Office and Service Processes

Applying lean principles in service organizations or administrative processes in manufacturing companies often confounds managers. Lean faculty member and author Drew Locher offers four key steps to focus on for success.

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What is Lean About?

The Kata SlideShare for January presents some thoughts (and video) as we in the Lean community mark the 25th Anniversary of the introduction of Lean as a paradigm in 'The Machine that Changed the World.' There have been many definitions of Lean, but the cool idea of "Humans striving to better flow value to a customer" is a mindset that perhaps underlies all of them.

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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
In IT, can we do virtual gemba walks?
Michael Ballé Dear Gemba Coach,   I am part of an IT creation and support organisation. How do you do a gemba walk, initially or afterwards, when management and the business customer are in one country, IT development in another, and IT OPS is in another?
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
Looking for some inspiration or guidance on your lean journey? Not sure how to figure out takt time or want to learn how lean is being applied in government? Check out LEI's forums.
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 Archives
How ThedaCare Created Its Own Management System

Former ThedaCare executive Kim Barnes, author of Beyond Heroes, explains the eight essential components of the system and how they were deployed step by step.