Looking to see and learn from non-manufacturing companies practicing lean thinking?
Join the Midwest Lean Transformation Learning Tour and visit a software company, retailer and healthcare center April 20-24, 2020.
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.

Coachable: Facilitating Peer-to-Peer Coaching for Effectively Spreading Knowledge
Join the ongoing conversation on coaching by listening to this new episode of the Coachable podcast series, as Deb McGee talks with Lean Coach Bryant Sanders about techniques and perspectives on enrolling support and facilitating measurable improvement in your work.
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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.

Listen to WLEI Podcast: What’s the Problem: A conversation with Matt Lovejoy on how LEI is trying to create more lean thinkers coming out of university »

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. 

Are morning team huddles that go on forever a waste of time?
Michael Ballé Dear Gemba Coach,  Our company has made morning team huddles mandatory. I don't see how that helps. On my team, huddles seem to go on forever and feel like a waste of time. Are they?
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.