Announcing 2020 Lean Summit Speakers
We will highlight leaders and their stories on the main stage across industries such as Construction, Healthcare, Retail, General Manufacturing and Education.
And where do I start?

Rooted in Purpose, Process, and respect for People, lean is about creating the most value for the customer, while minimizing resources, time, energy, and effort used.

What Ever Happened to Mura?
If we really want to dig down into the root causes of waste, we need to bring the two lost Ms of muri and mura back into the basic “Lean 101” curriculum and vocabulary, argues lean thinker Ken Eakin
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Stories to inspire, learn and teach others

Books on lean thinking and practice, management, instruction, and stories of transformation.

Publications like Managing to Learn, Learning to See, Gemba Walks, and Lead With Respect have become industry standards.

LEI summits and conferences raise consciousness, generate enthusiasm, and explore new frontiers in Lean Thinking.

You'll learn from leading lean practitioners and colleagues who have faced the same challenges you face now. You'll also enjoy the industry's best networking to build (or continue to build) your own network of lean thinkers. 

Invest in creating a learning culture

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

James P. Womack Scholarship & Philanthropy Fund

LEI established the JPW Fund to advance how lean thinking is taught in schools and learned through practice at the Gemba. 

The JPW Fund will fund creative learning experiences in partnership with schools and foundations focused on education and training and community-based social service organizations willing to provide Gemba-based learning experiences focused on improving the delivery of social services to those in need.

Can lean management help with the start of production?
Michael Ballé Dear Gemba Coach,  Can lean management help with the start of production?
Know someone who needs a compact introduction to Toyota Kata? This Summer's 40-minute Kata video is exactly that.

Good introduction to what Toyota Kata is about, to share with anyone who needs it. Captured at the 5th annual North American KataCon conference in Savannah, GA on February 18, 2019.