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 May 11-15, 2020.
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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.

The Courage to be Lean
A meaningful purpose is not what you are doing or how you are doing it, argue Joanna McGuffey and Tom Richert. It’s why your team is doing anything in the first place. When teams do not know why they are doing what they are doing, there is a tendency to disengage due to lack of ownership and passion.
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