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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:

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The Work of Management

20 years ago Lantech was featured in the book Lean Thinking. This is a candid look at CEO Jim Lancaster's personal transformation as a leader and an in-depth, business case study of Lantech’s lean transformation.

This book not only details the great results from daily management, but goes beyond that to show how to engage your team.

Advice from the Gemba: The Most Frustrating Types of Waste (and How to Eliminate Them!) II
If you've ever lost sleep over a particularly frustrating source of waste in your organization, you're not alone. Today we feature two experienced lean educators with the most frustrating types of waste they've encountered, plus their favorite tips for eliminating them.
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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.

What do you recommend -- clarify roles and responsibilities first or reengineer the process first and then define R&R?
Michael Ballé Dear Gemba Coach,What do you recommend -- clarify roles and responsibilities first or reengineer the process first and then define R&R?
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.

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.

How a Retailer's Distribution Center Exemplifies the Lean Precept "Respect for People," and Reaps the Benefits

To make sure training engaged and resonated with people after previous attempts at a lean transformation faltered, LifeWay matched lean management tools and principles to its Bible-based culture and language.

How to Use Book Clubs to Become Self-Reliant on Your Lean Journey

Get the support and expertise you need to be self-reliant – online and for free – with Michael Ballé, who has more than 20 years’ experience helping companies make lean management transformations and coaching the executives who lead them.

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