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Why You Need a Product Focus for Enterprise Transformation
By: Jim Morgan | March 16, 2020
Columns
Lean Product and Process Development serves as an enterprise activity that can engage the entire organization and improve operations and growth, says Jim Morgan. Listen to his keynote address for insights into how. More »
Transcript for the WLEI Podcast: What's the Problem, Andrew Lingel, President of United Plastic Fabricating, discusses leading lean transformation of a family business through knowledge, grit, and outrage.
By: Matt Savas and Andrew Lingel | February 9, 2020
Articles
Transcript for WLEI Podcast: What's the Problem, Andrew Lingel, President of United Plastic Fabricating, discusses leading lean transformation of a family business through knowledge, grit, and outrage.    More »
Lean Transformation? Not Buying It
By: Mike Orzen | September 17, 2018
Columns
Companies often describe their transformation efforts in terms of an end-state: focusing on targeted results. They see transformation as a noun--a specific target or condition they wish to attain at a point in time. This paradigm prevents them from viewing transformation as a verb - a way of being they need to live every day. More »
The Future of Lean Healthcare: A Faster Type of Transformation?
By: Lean Leaper | November 9, 2017
Columns
We all know that lean transformations take a long time to occur, and in some senses, they never end. But what if we could change that? What if there was a way to expedite lean transformations for those industries with an urgent need, like healthcare? Here's what the Lean Global Network is doing to explore that. More »
2018 Transformation Summit
August 15, 2017
Events
2018 Lean Transformation Summit. March 26-27, 2018 - Nashville, Tennessee. Recharge your battery, Learn, and Network with other lean thinkers. More »
2017 Transformation Summit
October 7, 2016
Events
2017 Lean Transformation Summit. March 7-8, 2017 - Carlsbad, California. Recharge your battery, Learn, and Network with other lean thinkers. More »
2016 Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit
January 13, 2016
Events
June 15-16, 2015 – Miami, Florida. Walk away with actionable ideas and new connections in order to accelerate your own lean transformations in Healthcare. More »
2016 Transformation Summit
September 15, 2015
Events
2016 Lean Transformation Summit. March 17-18, 2016 - Las Vegas. Recharge your battery, Learn, and Network with other lean thinkers. More »
Coaching: A Core Skill for Transformational Leadership
By: Lean Leaper | July 24, 2015
Columns
LEI's CEO and Chairman John Shook shares his keynote presentation from the sold-out 2015 Lean Coaching Summit earlier this week in Seattle. More »
The Lean Transformation Framework
July 23, 2015
Videos and Webinars
Better understanding the nature of transformation is core to the mission of LEI today. Sharing this model with you, and helping others practice and develop it, enables us at LEI to narrow a gap regarding our aim. These questions are fractal—meaning that the same questions apply whether working at the macro enterprise level or the level of individual responsibility as you dive progressively deeper into each dimension. But, while the transformation model that has emerged through years of experience is situational, the nature of the questions represent a clear point of view: if an organization fails to address each question, More »
2015 Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit
January 9, 2015
Events
June 3-4, 2015 - Dallas, Texas. Walk away with actionable ideas and new connections in order to accelerate your own lean transformations in Healthcare. More »
2015 Transformation Summit
September 30, 2014
Events
2015 Lean Transformation Summit. March 4-5, 2014 - New Orleans. Recharge your battery, Learn , and Network with other lean thinkers. More »
Testing the Lean Transformation Model in India
By: Dhirendra Kumar Dubey | August 13, 2014
Columns
Dhirendra Kumar Dubey of Lean Management Institute of India (LMII) shares what he's learned about the effectiveness of the Lean Transformation Model through institute projects. More »
Looking Back and Ahead at The Lean Transformation Summit
By: Chet Marchwinski | June 20, 2014
Columns
Read the highlights from the 2014 Lean Transformation Summit in Orlando (featuring transformation stories from companies like GE, Cardinal Health, and Food Bank For New York City) and tell us what you'd like to see and learn at next year's summit! More »
2014 Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit
January 10, 2014
Events
June 4-5, 2014 - Los Angeles, California. Two days when you can learn directly from the lean healthcare leaders who are making real change and getting real results in how we deliver and pay for healthcare. More »
2014 Transformation Summit
October 21, 2013
Events
March 5-6, 2014 - Orlando, Florida. Improve the work, develop the people - the building blocks for continuous innovation. More »
2013 Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit
January 17, 2013
Events
June 5-6, 2013 - Orlando, Florida. Learn how innovative experiments are changing the way we deliver and pay for healthcare with a focus on value. More »
2013 Transformation Summit
November 15, 2012
Events
March 13-14, 2013 - Orlando, Florida. Focus and accelerate your lean efforts by using your tranformation model to guide capability development. More »
2012 Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit
January 16, 2012
Events
June 6-7, 2012 - Minneapolis, MN. Learn from thought leaders and pioneers forging new paradigms for the healthcare system. More »
Lean Business-IT Integration, Part Two: Obstacles to Value-Stream Transformation
By: Bell, Steve | November 15, 2011
Articles
In this, the second of a five part series, LEI faculty member Steve Bell offers a framework to help overcome the common obstacles to a lean IT transformation. Part Three will examine how to integrate the various IT communities. Part Four addresses the management and governance of this new approach. And Part Five explains how to measure business-IT Value. More »
2012 Transformation Summit
November 14, 2011
Events
March 7-8, 2012 - Jacksonville, FL. Learn how to borrow the learning curve of Lean Thinkers who are sharing resources and experiences through collaborative learning groups. More »
2011 Transformation Summit
November 11, 2010
Events
March 9-10, 2011 - Dallas, TX. Explore lean practices from the perspectives of Fundamentals and New Frontiers at this year's summit. More »
2010 Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit
March 26, 2010
Events
June 9-10, 2010 - Orlando, FL. Specially designed to delvier comprehensive, high-quality information about improving healthcare quality through lean thinking. More »
2010 Transformation Summit
December 3, 2009
Events
March 3-4, 2010 - Orlando, FL. Learn from businesses where lean transformations have endured in spite of cultural and leadership challenges and the realities of an uncertain economy. More »
An Approach to Lean Transformation
By: Bañolas, Rogério | August 1, 2008
Articles; Charts, Graphs and Diagrams
Lean transformations occur in few companies because the change process is complex. Without understanding the multifaceted organizational and human factors related to lean transformations, change is difficult, if not impossible. Rogério Bañolas explores and sorts out the interrelationship of leadership, lean knowledge, mental models, principles, and values that you should understand to make a successful lean leap. More »
More Thinking About Lean Transformation
By: Womack, Jim | January 16, 2007
Columns; eLetters
Recently we at the Lean Enterprise Institute have started a new research project trying to answer a simple question: “What is the best way to conduct a lean transformation?” More »
Canada Post Puts Its Stamp on a Lean Transformation
By: Chet Marchwinski | August 9, 2005
Case Studies; Images; Value-Stream Maps
A  growing lean transformation at Canada Post's Calgary plant shows how lean principles can be implemented in environments other than manufacturing. More »
Lean Transformation Lives and Dies With Tools and Dies
By: Chet Marchwinski | March 30, 2004
Case Studies; Charts, Graphs and Diagrams; Images
The story of The Wiremold Company's lean transformation is familiar to many Lean Thinkers. But what isn't as well known is how the company transformed tool maintenance, design, and fabrication processes to create a solid foundation for a second try at just-in-time production.    More »
Lean Leadership: Through the Transformation and Beyond
Workshops
The purpose of this interactive one-day program is to facilitate a discussion with senior leaders about the challenges and obstacles they face implementing change relative to the lean transformation. The program will further address the roles, responsibilities and competencies of senior leaders that support the implementation of lean. More »
Understanding Lean Transformation
Workshops
Come explore the components of the Lean Transformation Model, see examples of what others are doing and reflect upon some potential gaps to close within your own organization. More »
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