West Coast Lean Training in Spokane, WA, May 15-17
Workshops on value stream mapping, personal kanban, visual management and more.
June 18-20, 2018

Learn from leading lean product developers in a variety of industries at this important inaugural conference dedicated to lean product and process development.

You’ll leave with powerful and proven ways of engaging your extended enterprise in creating a new and better future.

Rethinking the Model Line
The model line, once seen as the key to helping organizations learn and share lean thinking, has served a critical purpose, says Jim Womack: to raise awareness of fundamental management problems.
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Introduction to Lean Thinking and Practice

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

What's wrong with taking a tools approach to lean management?
Michael Ballé Dear Gemba Coach,I keep hearing that a tool approach to lean is wrong, but tools deliver results – how can that be wrong?
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)

Lean Training in Fundamental & Advanced Concepts

Come to our gemba at LEI’s office to sharpen critical skills. Enroll you and your team today!

    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: What does a lean employer look like? In this month’s column, the author reflects on the long-term commitment to employees a company engaged in lean thinking should make.

    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.

    Toyota Kata at Zingerman's Mail Order

    This month's Toyota Kata video is about the early days of TK practice at Zingerman's Mail Order. Decision-making can be moved more to the teams in an organization, if that's combined with teaching people a scientific way of making decisions and navigating. Practicing the starter routines of TK helps develop scientific-thinking skills and mindset.

    In Partnership with the Isenberg School of Management
    Your Computer – April 17-25, 2018
    Cambridge, MA – April 24-27, 2018
    Cambridge, MA – May 8-11, 2018
    Cambridge, MA – May 15-17, 2018
    Spokane, WA – 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
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    Cambridge, MA – December 4-6, 2018