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Lean Enterprise Institute Names Jean Cunningham New Executive Chairman

The award-winning author and former CFO at two manufacturing companies is widely recognized for pioneering the application of lean management principles beyond manufacturing to accounting, IT, human resources, and other business functions. She also serves as interim CEO.

Can Smart Manufacturing Replace the Art of Go and See?
Continuous improvement in a manufacturing environment has to happen at the spot where the work took place, shares Dave Westphal, whose mentor, Mr. Harada, once said: “No improvement can be made in the office...One must go to the job to see what is really happening—to see, to touch, and to investigate the problem first hand.”
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Training in Fundamental & Advanced Concepts

In-person, in-depth training at LEI build skills in fundamental and advanced lean principles. Enroll yourself and your team today!

April 16-17
Key Concepts of Lean: Learn a proven overall approach for starting and sustaining lean transformations.

April 18-19
Developing and Cascading Hoshin Kanri – Discover how to break down high-level strategy objectives into department and team goals. 

April 25
The Lean Profit Model – Understand where the benefits of lean will -- and will not -- appear on financial statements over time. 

June 27-28, Traverse City, MI

Join some of the most successful LPPD practitioners, from a wide variety of industries, as they share real-world insights on – “Creating New Value Through Lean Development.

Inspiring Stories of Transformation

The Lean Bakery is an excellent introduction to lean thinking & problem solving. It's a quick, entertaining story about a baker in Barcelona who saved his business with lean thinking and successfully expanded it through rapid experimentation and problemsolving.

Bring Lean Learning In-House

LEI will teach any of our workshops or develop a customized program to build capability in your team.

Let's work together to create a lean learning plan for you, your team, or your organization

Book Clubs Help Agricultural Company Cultivate Lean Culture

Two continuous improvement leaders explain how they successfully use book clubs to spread a common understanding of lean management at a large company with multiple sites. They describe their book club process and offer startup tips to CI professionals or other leaders who want to organize business book clubs.

4 Types of Problems: The Keys to Better Organizational Problem Solving

In this free one-hour webinar and Q&A, veteran lean management practitioner Art Smalley explains how you can avoid the all-too-common trap of reaching for the same old problem-solving approach for every business problem.

Introduction to Problem Solving

Level set lean training for your team easily, quickly, and cost effectively.

Why do lean practitioners use so many Japanese terms?
Michael Ballé Dear Gemba Coach,  Why do we use so many Japanese terms? I guess experts really want employees and students to think about these concepts.  They make me think about Japan though. If the Japanese use their own language that means their employees don’t have to think that much about the concepts.
Learning a New Skill II - The Learning Curve

This month's 10-minute TK video (by Mike Boyd and his wife) is a clever visual description of the typical learning curve we go through in acquiring any new skill – whether it's juggling, or practicing Starter Kata for scientific thinking. Skip the ad at the end.

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.

Want to learn more? Visit our LPPD community page.

Official online publication of the Lean Global Network

The official online magazine of Lean Global Network, Planet Lean brings you the best insights on lean management from around the world.

We share examples of successful applications of the lean methodology in all industries, hands-on advice on how to make lean principles and lean tools work in your organization, and thought-provoking articles that will help you to reflect further on the opportunity to achieve operational excellence.

In Partnership with the Isenberg School of Management
Your Computer – March 5 - April 23, 2019
Houston, TX – March 25-26, 2019
Boston, MA – April 16-19, 2019
Boston, MA – April 23-24, 2019
Boston, MA – May 1-2, 2019
Boston, MA – May 7-9, 2019
Spokane, WA – May 14-16, 2019
Hamilton, ON – May 14-15, 2019
Boston, MA – May 15-16, 2019
Boston, MA – June 4-6, 2019
Washington, DC – June 11-12, 2019

Join with healthcare leaders from North America and around the globe to learn, share, and connect as we celebrate the 10th annual Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit. The premier event for healthcare leaders, the Summit offers the latest insights in how to create sustainable organizational change.

Boston, MA – June 19-20, 2019
Traverse City, MI – June 26, 2019
Boston, MA – July 16-19, 2019
Boston, MA – August 6-7, 2019
Boston, MA – September 25-26, 2019
Grapevine, TX – October 9-10, 2019
Boston, MA – November 5-7, 2019