Lean Learning in Seattle April 10-13, 2018
We offer something for every step of the lean journey, from getting started, to leading your team, to managing your transformation.
March 26-27, 2018

Regardless of your position within your organization, everyone holds the responsibility to build a better company. This is what we will be exploring, sharing, and learning when the lean community gathers in Nashville this March.

A Reflection on Competition
A meta-analysis of research shows that among the three main ways of achieving business goals, collaboration beats competition and individualism a little more than 50% of the time. Lynn Kelley, PhD, and a continuous improvement VP, discusses the research on achieving goals and personal career reflections about intense competition with co-workers.
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Introduction to Lean Thinking and Practice

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

How do I fix our main delivery processes -- again?
Michael Ballé Dear Gemba Coach,I’m part of a large logistics organization and our on-time-delivery is simply disastrous. We’ve done a first value-stream map to improve our main delivery processes, and it surfaced so many issues. We had projects to fix some, but things seem worse. We’re about to start again – any ideas on how to get it right?
The Gold Mine Trilogy Set

The Gold Mine Trilogy Study Guide is designed to work through the books one chapter at a time. The material is structured to support a regular cadence of team discussions.

Save $40 when you buy this as a set! ($115 total when books are purchased separately)

Continuous Improvement Training for You and Your Team

Reserve space today at these popular workshops. Sharpen critical skills for being a respectful lean leader, facilitating productive team meetings and activities, creating standardized work, solving your toughest problems and more:

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.

Official online publication of the Lean Global Network

Womacks's Yokoten: In his first column of 2018, the author looks at one of the most talked about companies in the world, Tesla, from a lean point of view.

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.

Starter Kata for Coaching

The latest Kata SlideShare (and embedded 8-minute video) traces an arc of practice and learning of coaching skill. Establish a baseline of fundamental skills, and then build on them to advance your coaching skill development.

In Partnership with the Isenberg School of Management
Cambridge, MA – March 6-8, 2018
Cambridge, MA – March 13-16, 2018
Nashville, TN – March 28, 2018
Seattle, WA – April 10-13, 2018
Your Computer – April 17-25, 2018
Cambridge, MA – April 17-19, 2018
Cambridge, MA – April 24-27, 2018
Cambridge, MA – May 8-11, 2018
Cambridge, MA – May 15-17, 2018
Tamarac, FL – May 22-23, 2018
Cambridge, MA – June 6-7, 2018
Chicago, IL – June 12-13, 2018

Experienced faculty deliver proven methodologies that can be practiced in all areas of healthcare organizations. These sessions are highly interactive and actionable, and cover topics for leaders with all levels of experience. Whether the organization is beginning to explore the lean methodology or is at a more mature stage, these workshops deliver concepts that challenge and help leaders grow in their development.

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Traverse City, MI – June 18, 2018
Cambridge, MA – July 17-19, 2018
Cambridge, MA – September 11-13, 2018
Cambridge, MA – October 16-18, 2018
Cambridge, MA – November 6-9, 2018
Cambridge, MA – December 4-6, 2018