Lean Summit 2019
Next Gen Learning and the Challenge of Sustainability
March 25-26 Optional Workshops, March 27-28, 2019 | Houston, TX
Four Types of Problems

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

He demonstrates that most business problems fall into four main categories, each requiring different thought processes, improvement methods, and management cadences

Double Loop Learning at Kongsberg Maritime
Kongsberg Maritime, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Norwegian-based Kongsberg Group, tapped into a Kyoryokukai, or network for supplier innovation, to create a space for single--and double--loop learning for its members.
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Introduction to Problem Solving

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

Training Strengthens Your Learning Culture
There are so many lean management principles to know and tools to master at the start – is there an easier way to begin?
Michael Ballé Dear Gemba Coach,Isn’t there an easier way to start lean? For a beginner, it seems like such a mountain to climb – all these things to know, tools to master, counter-intuitive principles to grapple with. Can’t we make access easier?
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.

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.

LEI Executive Chairman John Shook is a lean management thought leader and award-winning author of groundbreaking books and articles on lean thinking and practice.

In this archive of articles and e-letters, he offers insights and reflections on leadership, coaching, innovation, using A3s, the changing nature of work, and a variety of topics central to successful lean transformations.

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.

VSM + TK: Navigating to your desired future

A short video by emsstrategies.com to address the issue that once you've drawn a future-state map, how do you effectively move from current to future state? We need a sense of direction or challenge, which VSM can help provide, but we also need some scientific-thinking skills for navigating our way there. VSM is a way to define direction, and practicing Toyota Kata develops your skills to get there.

In Partnership with the Isenberg School of Management
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Tamarac, FL – February 27-28, 2019
Houston, TX – March 25-26, 2019