Webinar

4 Types of Problems: The Keys to Better Organizational Problem Solving

Join Art Smalley for this important, eye-opening webinar and learn why settling on a favorite problem-solving technique or two is a big mistake. Art will…

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Podcast

Making Lean Stick: A Podcast Conversation with Mark Deluzio, Art Byrne, and Jim Womack

The long-term success of companies like Danaher, Fortive, Herman Miller, Parker Hannifin and many others, have all validated the power of lean thinking and practice.…

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Article

Avoiding Common Pitfalls of Value-Stream Mapping

Mike Rother, co-author of Learning to See, offers some insights about the dos, don’ts, and maybes of value-stream mapping.

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Event

Learning to See Using Value Stream Mapping 

A go-at-your-own-pace, web-based workshop faithfully based on the innovative content in the landmark Learning to See workbook that introduced value-stream mapping to the world. 

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Press Release

The Lean Enterprise Institute, publisher of The Birth of Lean, Announces that Individual Chapters Are Now Available for Download

Lean Thinkers now can pay for just the chapters they want to read in this important book about the creation of the Toyota Production System…

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Lean Enterprise Institute Releases New “Womack on Lean Management” DVD

James Womack, who led the MIT research team that gave lean production its name, reveals his latest research and thinking about lean management on a…

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Innovative Book on Lean Product Development Updated by the Lean Enterprise Institute

With passion and penetrating insights, Lean Product and Process Development delivers insights into product development that cannot be found anywhere else.

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Lean Transformation Summit Delivers Inspiration and Practical Information

Nearly 500 attendees hear motivational as well as practical presentations.

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Lexicon Term

Chaku-Chaku

A method of conducting one-piece flow in a cell where machines unload parts automatically so that the operator (or operators) can carry a part directly…

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Gemba

Gemba (現場) is the Japanese term for “actual place,” often used for the shop floor or any place where value-creating work actually occurs. It is…

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Changeover

The process of switching from the production of one product or part number to another in a machine (e.g., a stamping press or molding machine)…

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Webinar

Why You Should Link Your Hoshin Kanri and A3 Management Processes

An organization that integrates a robust long-term-oriented strategy deployment process with a daily management process achieves greater performance gains than an organization with only one…

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Press Release

Lean Enterprise Institute Publishes 2nd Edition of Seeing the Whole Value Stream with New Examples of Lean Supply Chain Analysis

Download value-stream maps of supply chains from manufacturing and service companies along with excerpts from Seeing the Whole Value Stream at the Lean Enterprise Institute’s…

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Lean Management Book, Gemba Walks, by James Womack Challenges the Prevailing Management System

The latest book from the researcher who led the team that coined “lean production>” explores why lean management is better than the currently dominant management…

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