Designing the Future Summit | June 27-28, 2019
This conference is for those who know that the best way to predict your future is to design it.
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.

How Does LPPD Help Create a Lean Enterprise?
What is LPPD? As noted by Jim Morgan LPPD is a set of principles and practices that promote collaboration, transparency, and rapid learning, in the development of both process and product simultaneously, leading to the creation of really effective value streams. He shares thoughts with Jim Womack, Jeff Liker, and Eric Ethington on this topic.
Read the post and join the conversation » Go to The Lean Post »
Announcing the James P. Womack Scholarship & Philanthropy Fund

Problem: There aren’t enough lean practitioners nor successful lean transformations.

Our proposed countermeasure is to create a fund – named after our founding CEO – to develop the next generation of lean practitioners, scale up the number of transformations, and improve people’s lives. We’ll begin testing our hypothesis this summer.

Invest in creating a learning culture by registering for:

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

June 18: Lean in Service

June 19-20: Strategy Deployment

July 16-17: Practicing Lean Fundamentals in an Office Environment

June 18-19: Integrating Visual Management Tools and Leader Standard Work

Getting Home

Getting Home is the inspiring story of how a nonprofit used lean principles to help rebuild homes for desperate survivors faster and wound up reconstructing the entire disaster recovery process.

Learn how one question started SBP's journey of continuous improvement. 

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

Got Questions About Lean Management?

Are you new to lean management thinking and practice? Or maybe you’ve started a lean transformation but have questions about the next step? Then check out our helpful Lean 101 Learning Path page. It’s a flexible, concise guide to training resources – many of them free – on this site.

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.

As head of a lean office, what must I do to really walk the talk?
Michael Ballé Dear Gemba Coach,I am the head of a lean office. I’d like to lead by example, but it occurs to me that we often make the very same mistakes we coach others not to do. What must I watch out for in order to really walk the talk?
VSM and Toyota Kata
Give us 20 years and we'll learn a lot! This month's Kata SlideShare features perspectives from Mike Rother and Jeff Liker on the 20th Anniversary of the 'Learning to See' book. Useful input for anyone who utilizes VSM.