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.

The Remarkable Chief Engineer
How can a system in which "we are all connected and no one is in charge" support purposeful and productive work? Toyota's famed Chief Engineer system has much to offer in this regard. John Shook explores how the leadership styles of, and ways of working by, the CE might provide something of a roadmap for all of us.
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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.

Don't you use kamishibai cards; you've never written about them?
Michael Ballé Dear Gemba Coach,  We use a kamishibai board along with standardized work and visual management to sustain our lean efforts on the factory floor. It works great. You've written about standardized work and visuals but not kamishibai cards. Don't you use them?
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.