We are dedicated to improving your organization.

The Lean Learning Center was founded in 2001 to address the gaps and barriers that are holding companies back from successful and sustainable lean transformation. In addition to the advanced curriculum, we’ve developed a learning environment designed specifically for adults, 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 to executives, managers, supervisors, change agents and front-line employees in creative ways. Our consulting and products help you with your lean transformation in ways beyond courses. As experts in the lean space – continuous improvement, process improvement, operational improvement – we become a trusted advisor to our clients.

Our Services

With nearly 200 years of combined experience, we assist organizations with every aspect of a lean transformation.

On-Demand Learning

The Lean Learning Center Online Education System provides a flexible mechanism to introduce lean thinking and foundational knowledge on a variety of lean concepts and tools that can be used to advance continuous improvement efforts.

Upcoming Classes

Take your organization to the next level of success by enrolling in a workshop now.

Now Offered to the Public!

Lean Foundations

July 30 - August 1

Lean Experience®

This course covers the principles and rules that enable a lean transformation. Reinforcing the Learn-Apply-Reflect process, the objective of this course is not only to pass on information, but to allow participants to internalize Lean through personal experience and application. This program is for both those new to lean and lean experts.

Leading Lean

With this course you can successfully address the various roles and responsibilities that you fulfill as a lean change agent, and learn to take significant leadership strides that will push your organization further and faster. Whether you are an executive or manager, this three-day course will teach you to examine the five leadership moves that are essential to successful leadership, and to explore the ten tactics of innovation that can be utilized to gain a commitment to the lean journey.

Lean Experience®

September 16 - September 20

“With 20 years experience, this week of lean training finally gave me a picture of what business is all about.”

T.C., ZF Industries

“The only place I know that teaches lean systems thinking. There are a lot of people teaching the tools. However, without the “system thinking” it is like trying to build a house with a hammer and saw but not a blueprint.”

Automotive Tier-1 Lean Coach

“Out of all the training courses I have attended over the last 30 years, this is the only one that gives me the tools I need to really make improvements.”

B.T., Superintendant, Superior Essex

“Well structured, excellent fundamentals and very well communicated. Before the course my focus was on the tools for lean; now I understand the essence of lean – big difference.”

L.G., Sunstar Butler

“The easiest way to convince key management that lean was a good idea was to expose them to the experience.”

C.B., Vice President, Chicago Metallic Corp

Why Choose Us

  • Immediate results

  • Drive revenue and profits

  • Design a personalized plan

  • Increase ROI

  • Boost employee engagement

Implementing Lean in Your Organization

Creating a Lean culture and implementing Lean thinking within an entire organization can be a very difficult process.  We have learned some valuable lessons over our 30 years of experience and would like to share a brief overview of what we believe are the most important aspects of Lean implementation.  View our 14 minute presentation now:

Let’s Introduce Ourselves

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