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About Lean Learning Center

The Lean Learning Center was founded in 2001 to address the gaps and barriers that are holding back companies from successful and sustainable lean transformation. In addition to the advanced curriculum, the Center has developed a learning environment designed specifically for adult learning utilizing techniques that include discovery simulations, case studies, personal planning, and reflection – ultimately engaging people at a deep and personal level. We bring our unique lean understanding in creative ways to executives, managers, supervisors, change agents and front-line employees.

Lean is a game changer – Powering the Lean Enterprise, by Bill Artzberger

By | February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Book|

“Lean is a game changer,” states Business Professor and Management Consultant Raymond Shea in his review of Bill Artzberger’s new book, Powering the Lean Enterprise: Fundamentals of Lean for Super-Charging Your Company & Your Life. “Many organizations keep ‘beating a dead horse’ and think that by working harder they can improve overall performance,” writes Dr. Shea. [...]

Five Rules for Selecting the Best Key Performance Indicators

By | January 19th, 2017|Categories: Business, Corporate Learning, Lean Learning|Tags: , , , , |

There’s no question that key performance indicators (KPIs) are needed to help drive operational improvements. KPIs are absolutely essential for organizations to present performance information for all levels of the organization. The key to success is selecting KPIs that will deliver long-term value to the organization. It’s problematic that the terms KPI and metric are used interchangeably within [...]

Register for the Lean Experience Course in Wisconsin

By | January 17th, 2017|Categories: Lean Learning, The Lean Experience®|Tags: , , , |

The Lean Learning Center is pleased to announce that it will be offering its Lean Experience ® course at the University of Wisconsin in Oshkosh, WI from February 20th, through February 24th, 2017. Our Lean Experience ® course offers companies a unique experience unlike any other in the Lean movement. We provide our clients with perspective, [...]

Lean Learning Center’s 2017 Lean Experience Course Schedules Now Available

By | December 27th, 2016|Categories: The Lean Experience®|Tags: , , , |

Commit to a New Years challenge in 2017 and set a goal to enhance your business by enrolling in one of our Lean Experience Courses. Lean Learning Center has just released the schedule and location information for the Lean Experience courses taking place in 2017: 02/20-02/24 (University of Wisconsin - 625 Pearl Ave., Oshkosh, WI 54901) [...]

Define Purpose by Addressing Customer Needs with Lean Learning Center

By | November 22nd, 2016|Categories: Business|Tags: , |

At the root of lean principles is the ability to define and provide the exact needs of the customer. Lean Learning Center offers professional guidance for businesses with a desire to better themselves. Lean principles are not just for new businesses trying to implement efficient processes, nor is it solely for failing businesses in need of [...]

Registration Available for The Lean Experience®® December Course

By | November 1st, 2016|Categories: The Lean Experience®|Tags: , , , , , |

The Lean Learning Center offers an innovative program this December to help organizations improve their results by focusing on transforming companies from the inside out. The Lean Experience®® The Lean Experience®® is a 5-day program that challenges the way your company approaches work. Use the following questions to help you determine if your company could benefit [...]

Bill Artzberger and Ron Holcomb of Lean Learning Center Presenting Lean Tools at FABTECH 2016

By | October 19th, 2016|Categories: Live Presentation|Tags: , , , |

Learn why TPM principles form the required foundation for a sustainable system and the advantages and challenges of improving your changeover performance. Troy, MI – October 25, 2016 – Bill Artzberger, partner at the Lean Learning Center, with over 25 years of experience in Lean Training, Consulting in Lean Manufacturing, and Kaizen Implementations will be presenting [...]

The Lean Learning Center Offers Free Lean Training through the Michigan Workforce Development Agency

By | October 10th, 2016|Categories: Lean Training|Tags: , , , |

Skilled Trades Training Fund provides funds to companies for short term, in-demand training giving Michigan employers a competitive edge. Troy, MI - October 10, 2016 – The State of Michigan is offering reimbursement for specified costs related to training new and current employees. The Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) provides funds to companies for short term, [...]

Intuition is Useful in Business

By | June 28th, 2016|Categories: Business|Tags: , , |

A leisure activity for all of us, but also a source of research and study, business periodicals help keep us in the know. There is a heap of them, and they can be more palatable than manuals, graphs and reports. We read them to keep up with developments in the industry and to live the adventure [...]

Red straw trap: Success sticks you to the past

By | June 21st, 2016|Categories: Business, Innovation|Tags: , |

Red straw trap: Success sticks you to the past Josh Linkner, Detroit Free Press June 18, 2016 In 1953, three employees of the San Diego Rocket Chemical Company created a mixture to protect missile skins. It didn't work. They tried again – no luck. And again, and again. Finally, on the 40th try, they were successful. [...]