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Kentucky U.S. Lean Leadership Tours »

No lean journey is a smooth one; it can be fraught with false starts and stops, misalignment, and misunderstandings. But it can be done, with proper leadership, commitment, and development. This means that going and seeing others on their own journeys can help you, as a leader, start to see what is possible for your company. Fill out the form below or email us at learningtours@lean.org to learn more.

Visit Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, GE Appliances, and Summit Polymers February 3-7, 2020.

Midwest U.S. Lean Transformation Learning Tour »

LEI has been providing tours of the U.S. and Japan at carefully selected locations creating incredibly valuable learning experiences. We provide more than just the destination, each tour includes pre-tour webinars, a workshop, and a thought leader to guide you through the entire experience. Fill out the form below or email us at learningtours@lean.org to learn more.

Visit Menlo Innovations, Zingerman's Mail Order, and Cleveland Clinic April 20-24, 2020.



“I was so impressed. One of the most positive takeaways was interacting with people from different industries; people that I normally wouldn’t have interacted with. I really enjoyed the [Toyota] plant tour. Probably the most impactful time for me was in the huddle room; seeing where the plant president stands every morning at 8.30.”

-David Mannix, Alliance Radiology, senior director, performance excellence


"What a great week of learning!  I am very energized to get back to our Gemba. Appreciate everything LEI did to give us the best Lean learning experience anyone could have. Everyday was filled with great learning. John's wrap up teaching at the end was priceless. I would highly recommend the tour to anyone pursuing TPS."

-Greg Lobsiger, President, Loren's BodyShop, Inc.



"It was especially apparent when we went to Summit Polymers that you don’t need to have big, fancy, sophisticated computer systems … if you really build a robust process and you have people who really understand it well and live it and who do it day-in and day-out, that’s far more effective than just saying, “Oh, here’s software that’s going to solve our problems.”

- Bryan Quick, lean specialist, Ingredion Incorporat


"The training team from LEI was nothing short of amazing. I was completely impressed with the professionalism, knowledge. Helpful nature of this team. Thank you for hosting this. I will go back to Elkay as a much better lean thinker."

-Rorrie Kramer, Assembly Supervisor, Elkay

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