Lean Summit 2019
Next Gen Learning and the Challenge of Sustainability
March 25-26 Optional Workshops, March 27-28, 2019 | Houston, TX
New Books!

Designing the Future

"It is a must read for any leader who wants to create lasting value by building not just a great product, but a turbocharged product creating machine." – from the Foreword by Alan R. Mulally

Four Types of Problems

In Four Types of Problemscontinuous improvement expert and author Art Smalley shows you how to break the “hammer-and-nail” trap.

Transformative Steering
After three years of working with learning partner companies, LEI’s Lean Product and Process Development group observed that the companies most successful in starting and sustaining lean principles in product development all had one thing in common – an effective steering team. Program Manager Eric Ethington reports on four foundational elements your steering team must have.
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Introduction to Problem Solving

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

How can I make sure my teams do kaizen the right way?
Michael Ballé Dear Gemba Coach,  How can I make sure my teams do kaizen the right way?
Managing to Learn Remotely: A3 Management - at your pace, at your place

Solve real problems at your company by collecting real-time data, collaborating with colleagues, and gathering feedback and support from peers and senior coaches.

What's your problem?

There may be nothing more fundamental to lean thinking and practice than problem solvingFor that matter, there may be nothing more fundamental to being human than problem solving.

We breathe, we eat, we create civilizations – we deal with (solve, tackle) problems every step of the way.

But, to label an activity “problem solving” neither solves any problems nor explains what problem solving even means

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.

Learning a New Skill

This month's 5-minute TK video is about deliberate practice for learning new skills. Specifically, Mike Boyd summarizes tips from his practice, which line up perfectly with Toyota Kata. Enjoy, and, well, feel the burn as you learn.

2019 Upcoming Summits

Lean Summit

March 27-28, 2019
Optional workshops March 25-26
Houston, TX

10th annual Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit
June 13-14, 2019 
Optional workshops June 11-12
Washington, D.C.

Designing the Future Summit

June 27-28, 2019
Optional workshops June 26
Traverse City, MI

Lean Coaching Summit
July 31 - August 1, 2019
Optional workshops July 30
Jekyll Island, GA

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 – December 6, 2018 - January 31, 2019
Boston, MA – January 29-31, 2019
Boston, MA – February 12-13, 2019
Boston, MA – February 19-22, 2019
Tamarac, FL – February 27-28, 2019
Boston, MA – March 5-7, 2019
Boston, MA – March 13-14, 2019
Houston, TX – March 25-26, 2019
Boston, MA – April 23-24, 2019
Boston, MA – May 1-2, 2019
Boston, MA – May 7-9, 2019
Boston, MA – June 4-6, 2019
Boston, MA – June 19-20, 2019
Traverse City, MI – June 26, 2019
Boston, MA – July 16-19, 2019
Boston, MA – September 25-26, 2019
Boston, MA – November 5-7, 2019