New! Designing the Future Summit | June 19-20, 2018
Driving High Performance in Product and Process Development
June 18-20, 2018

Learn from leading lean product developers in a variety of industries at this important inaugural conference dedicated to lean product and process development.

You’ll leave with powerful and proven ways of engaging your extended enterprise in creating a new and better future.

The Quiet Factory
Could noise be considered another waste to be reduced in the system? Matt Savas ponders the implications of a Toyota factory that has set a goal of lowering the decibel level to help with a key strategic goal.
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Introduction to Lean Thinking and Practice

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As CEO, how do I get my management team to support the lean effort?
Michael Ballé Dear Gemba Coach,As a CEO, lean has enabled me to renew our company’s profitable growth, so I love it. But getting my management team on board is a daily struggle. Thoughts?
The Gold Mine Trilogy Set

The Gold Mine Trilogy Study Guide is designed to work through the books one chapter at a time. The material is structured to support a regular cadence of team discussions.

Save $40 when you buy this as a set! ($115 total when books are purchased separately)

Lean Training in Fundamental & Advanced Concepts

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    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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    Official online publication of the Lean Global Network

    Womacks's Yokoten: What does a lean employer look like? In this month’s column, the author reflects on the long-term commitment to employees a company engaged in lean thinking should make.

    Discover the Missing Piece to Lean Management Sustainability -- and Profitability

    Jim Lancaster, Lantech CEO, candidly describes what the erstwhile “kings of kaizen” did to revive a wilting continuous improvement effort – that quadrupled profits – by introducing a daily management system rooted in maintaining basic process stability and engaging people at all levels. Includes a bonus follow-up Q&A with Jim.

    Toyota Kata at Zingerman's Mail Order

    This month's Toyota Kata video is about the early days of TK practice at Zingerman's Mail Order. Decision-making can be moved more to the teams in an organization, if that's combined with teaching people a scientific way of making decisions and navigating. Practicing the starter routines of TK helps develop scientific-thinking skills and mindset.

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