New! Designing the Future Summit | June 19-20, 2018
Driving High Performance in Product and Process Development
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.

Learning to Teach the Soft Side of Lean
If there’s one common theme among virtually any failed effort, it boils to a failure to engage people in the purpose, says Tracey Richardson. That's why before any industry or functional area attempts (beyond manufacturing) to learn lean thinking, the people leading the work must gain the mutual trust and respect from your workers by walking the walk.
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Introduction to Lean Thinking and Practice

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

As CEO, how do I get my management team to support the lean effort?
Michael Ballé Dear Gemba Coach,As a CEO, lean has enabled me to renew our company’s profitable growth, so I love it. But getting my management team on board is a daily struggle. Thoughts?
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
    Cambridge, MA – September 11-13, 2018
    Cambridge, MA – October 16-18, 2018
    Cambridge, MA – November 6-9, 2018
    Cambridge, MA – December 4-6, 2018