The Lean Learning Laboratory (L3) is a highly effective technique for changing the culture of an organization and realizing meaningful performance gains. It is regarded by lean implementation experts and those who have led organizations through lean transformation as the single most powerful method for affecting sustained results.
L3 is a place — determined by process, sub-process, or geography — where small groups of people learn, practice and apply the rules, principles and tools of lean at a faster pace, with greater frequency and at less risk than to entire business units. Once the L3 is successful, these small groups become catalysts for broader application throughout a business unit.
While L3 implementation always includes learn, apply, reflect and demonstrate, the content and sequence of the basic training modules are customized for each organization. They are designed to accommodate an organization’s level of lean maturity and its specific strategic/tactical goals.
L3 topics include:
- Waste Walks
- Standardized Work
- Process Mapping
- Control Point Standardization
- Setup Reduction
- Practical Problem Solving
- Preventive Maintenance
- Visual Management