• Kaizen - Institute Lean Advisors
    http://www.leanadvisors.com/

    We are a highly motivated team of KAIZEN Lean professionals and subject matter experts with a passion for reducing waste (non-value), creating measurable improvements to the environment (carbon credits) and enhancing your service/product offering to delight your clients/customers. All of our KAIZEN Institute Lean Advisors have 'lived' through their own transformations prior to joining KAIZEN Insitute Lean Advisors Inc. They understand first-hand the challenges you will encounter when transforming your organization. This practical experience combined with theoretical expertise is critical for effectively guiding and assisting you as you move forward with all aspects of Lean. Our team has extensive experience with all KILA tools and related disciplines (Enterprise Value Stream Mapping™, 5S, Mistake-Proofing, Cells/Flow, SMED, TPM, Kaizens, 6 Sigma) and practical hands-on experience in both the private and public sectors - with global reach. This knowledge and diverse experience allows us to deliver double digit improvements in key measurements areas such as the bottom line, quality, space and wait reductions and improved lead times, in just a matter of months.

  • Lean Advancement Initiative
    http://lean.mit.edu/

    The Lean Advancement Initiative (LAI) at MIT, together with its Educational Network (EdNet), offers organizational members from industry, government, and academia the newest and best thinking, products, and tools related to lean enterprise architecting and transformation. LAI is a unique research consortium that provides a neutral forum for sharing research findings, lessons learned, and best practices. LAI offers: * unique opportunities to engage with customers, suppliers, and partners to solve problems and share organizational transformation experiences * a portfolio of thought-provoking knowledge exchange events and meetings * innovative enterprise transformation products, tools, and methodologies LAI researches, develops, and promulgates practices, tools, and knowledge that enable and accelerate enterprise transformation. LAI accelerates lean deployment through identified best practices, shared communication, common goals, and strategic and implementation tools honed from collaborative experience. LAI also promotes cooperation at all levels and facets of an enterprise to eliminate traditional barriers to improving industry and government teamwork.

  • Lean Benchmarking Association
    http://leanba.com/

    Lean Benchmarking Association™ (LEANBA™) is dedicated to the analysis and improvement of business processes for each member's related industry. Through the exchange of data gathered in benchmarking surveys, members will be able to benefit from the experience of many companies in their industry. Membership is open to individuals employed as permanent employees of companies across all industries.

  • Lean Construction Institute
    http://www.leanconstruction.org/

    The Lean Construction Institute, (LCI) was founded in August 1997 and is now a non-profit corporation. We do research to develop knowledge regarding project based production management in the design, engineering, and construction of capital facilities. We aim to extend to the construction industry the Lean production revolution started in manufacturing. This approach maximizes value delivered to the customer while minimizing waste. A set of Introductory Readings about Lean Construction is now available on the Readings page. We understand that designing and building is different from manufacturing, but principles drawn from Lean Production Management can be applied through techniques tailored for application over the life of a project. Taken together these principles and techniques create Three Opportunities and form the basis for a Lean Project Delivery System.

  • Lean Enterprise Academy
    http://www.leanuk.org/

    The Lean Enterprise Academy is a non-profit Academy (a company with no shares and limited by guarantee) established to develop knowledge of Lean Thinking and its implementation and to disseminate this knowledge through publications and workshops.

  • Lean Enterprise Institute
    http://www.lean.org/

    The Lean Enterprise Institute, Inc. founded by James P. Womack in 1997, is an education, publishing, research, and conference organization with an action plan. Compared with traditional "think" tanks, we are a "do" tank. We carefully develop hypotheses about lean thinking and experiment to see which approaches work best in the real world. We then write up and teach what we discover, providing new methods for organizational transformation. We strive to answer the simple question of every manager, "What can I do on Monday morning to make a difference in my organization?" And, by creating a strong Lean Community through our website and public events we try to give managers the courage to become lean change agents.


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