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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.

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. [...]

Retention in the Workplace

By | June 16th, 2016|Categories: Business, Culture, Management|Tags: , |

During a recent manufacturing forum one of the most consistent problems we heard about from companies of every size was the consistent struggle to find and retain skilled personnel. Here are some of the proven methods we use to promote retention. Provide engaging and meaningful work. Be sure each employee truly understands the value of their [...]

Ten Myths About Lean Learning

By | June 14th, 2016|Categories: Lean Learning|Tags: , , |

We often struggle to understand the connection between the learning process and performance results. The following article from Chief Learning Officer (December 2015) will help clear up some of the confusion and dispel some of the myths. Enjoy! 10 Myths About Learning and Performance In the past two decades, the ROI Institute has had the opportunity [...]

Procedural Compliance and Why The Deviation From Standard Can Be Devastating

By | June 9th, 2016|Categories: Lean Lingo, Management|Tags: , |

At the recent NBAA conventions National Safety Forum, NTSB Chairman Chris Hart cited the investigation of a Gulfstream G-IV crash on May 21, 2014 at Bedford Massachusetts that killed all seven aboard. Investigators blamed the crash on the crews attempt to take off with the control lock engaged. Analysis of the flight data recorder revealed the [...]

Corporate Learning

By | June 7th, 2016|Categories: Corporate Learning, Lean Learning|Tags: , , , , , |

While catching up on our reading, we found this great article about corporate learning from Chief Learning Officer Magazine (October 2015) about corporate learning: What Arby’s Can Teach Us About Culture Everyone who reads my columns knows I believe U.S. corporate leaders are missing the boat when it comes to their organizations’ human capital. I have [...]

Registration Available for The Lean Experience®® June Course

By | May 6th, 2016|Categories: The Lean Experience®|Tags: , , |

The Lean Learning Center offers an innovative program this June. The 5-day program begins your company’s lean transformation by challenging the way that you approach your work. Demanding customers? In a competitive market? Growth by acquisitions and mergers, needing a common way to improve? Company has divisions using a variety of improvement approaches needing alignment? The [...]

Study Reveals Benefits of Lean Fundamentals Program for High School Students

By | March 22nd, 2016|Categories: Case Study, Lean Fundamentals|Tags: , , , |

A recent cooperative study uncovers the value and effectiveness of the Lean Fundamentals Program in a collaborative high school setting. Lean Learning Center recently collaborated with Oakland University and the Clintondale Community School District to offer Clintondale High School students a six-week course on Lean methods which included an extensive project-based learning simulation. The goal of [...]

The Lean Learning Center Provides $45K Gift to Pawley Lean Institute at Oakland University

By | March 15th, 2016|Categories: Pawley Lean Institute|Tags: , , , |

The Lean Learning Center has proudly awarded six training seats to students from Oakland University to help further their practical experience working with the concepts and practices of Lean thinking. The Lean Learning Center generously awarded Oakland University’s Pawley Lean Institute with six training seats to their foundational learning program, The Lean Experience®®, on an annual [...]

Lean Learning Center Receives the Pawley Lean Institute Partner Award

By | March 1st, 2016|Categories: Pawley Lean Institute|Tags: |

Pawley Lean Institute partner award is now proudly displayed at the Lean Learning Center The Lean Learning Center is the proud recipient of a partnership award from the Pawley Lean Institute for their continued support of Lean initiatives at Oakland University. The Lean Learning Center was honored with the Pawley Lean Institute Partner Award [...]