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book coverThe Lean Dentist

In the newly updated, second edition of his book, Follow the LearnerThe Lean Dentist, Dr. Sami Bahri describes how he and the staff in his dental practice transformed their work and their thinking from a traditional batch-and-queue approach to one focused directly on the needs of the patient.


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Waste in Process: Squeeze Before You Lean
"It seems intuitive to start applying lean to our processes, right?" writes Andrew Quibell. "Maybe so, but all that says to me is that we're short-sighted when applying lean." How so, you ask? Read more.
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Lean Education
Train to Sustain

3 workshops on lean fundamentals with Toyota veterans Tracey and Ernie Richardson: Cambridge (at LEI), Aug. 1-5. Join us!


Online! Key Concepts of Lean: Align lean philosophy and tools to create a lasting culture of continuous improvement: Aug. 9-18. Join us!

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Where Does Our Curiosity Go?

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Planet Lean is the official online publication of Lean Global Network, launched in February 2014 with the aim to share the knowledge on lean thinking and practice gained by LGN's 17 institutes around the world, their partners and customers.


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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. Learn more »

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We’re installing an andon system – what should we expect?
Michael Ballé Dear Gemba Coach, We’re installing an andon system – what should we expect?
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Bring Lean Learning In-House

Most of our 30+ workshops can be taught at your facility by our faculty of lean management professionals, who have years of experience implementing what they teach. Call 617-871-2900 for more information about tailoring on-site workshops to your specific needs.

Knowledge Center
Product Development Success Hinges on People not Processes or Tools
But companies get more excited about installing new equipment than developing people, according to an important new article by Lean Enterprise Institute researchers that appears in the Spring 2016 issue of MIT Sloan Management Review. Download a copy of the article outlining three fundamental questions to ask to improve developers’ skills.
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The Way to Lean
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There is a natural path for you and your teams to follow in order improve your lean thinking and practice together. This way to lean was laid out over the trilogy of business novels written by Michael and Freddy Ballé – The Gold Mine, The Lean Manager, and, most recently, Lead With Respect – all Shingo Research Award winners. Michael explains how to use the trilogy in your training.

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Cambridge, MA – August 1-5
Your Computer – August 9-18
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