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Introduction to Lean Thinking and Practice

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

The Lean Bakery

The lean transformation of 365 Cafés began in 2005. Nearly 12 years later, 365 is a bustling chain of 100 shops throughout Barcelona, Spain – all supplied by a small, 7000-square-foot lean factory.

You’ll learn how lean fundamentals like single-piece flow, PDCA, and 5S helped 365 expand with minimal investment – while never once losing focus on providing value to its customers.

Lean Enterprise Institute Names Eric Buehrens New CEO

A proven lean thinker and leader, he has deep executive experience in healthcare, engineering, government, and higher education.

Former CEO John Shook, now senior advisor and executive chairman, remains active with LEI and the lean community,

Read Eric’s message to the lean community »
Continuous Improvement Training for You and Your Team

Reserve space today at these in-depth workshops for sharpening critical skills in how to use A3s, tie together islands of improvement, manage kaizen events, and apply the 5 dimensions of organizational change:

The Lean Bakery: A Q&A with 365's Staff
In their first interview with The Lean Post, Leo and Agus Tena, children of the authors of the new LEI book "The Lean Bakery," describe some of the finer point of the transformation of their family's company Cafe365.
Read the post and join the conversation » Go to The Lean Post »
When should we do an A3 or use a different problem-solving tool?
Michael Ballé Dear Gemba Coach,I would really appreciate your perspective on the following: (1) When should we do an A3 for something vs. when would it be appropriate to just use an idea board? (2) What is the difference between a problem and an idea?
Phases of Practice

Pierre Nadeau of soulsmithing.com talks about learning new skills, and phases of learning called "Shu Ha Ri." Those phases are only theoretical landmarks, of course, but thinking of them provides a useful sense of how skill progression often works.

Official online publication of the Lean Global Network

Womacks's Latest Yokoten: Jim Womack on where lean has failed and why not to give up

Lean has changed the world in many ways, even though the original vision of its founding fathers has failed to materialize. Jim discusses why, as a movement, we shouldn’t give up and review our strategy instead.

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? Read Jim Morgan's monthly E-letter.

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.

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