If you are committed to transforming the operational effectiveness of your organization, the Lean Learning Center is the ideal consulting partner to work with to accomplish your goals.

As the saying goes, “Lean is a Journey, not a Destination.” Whether your journey is a total transformation or more directly focused, the Lean Learning Center provides the following solutions.

Integrated Lean Assessment

This on-site assessment will help you determine the current reality of your plant or organization for comparison against your desired state. In the process, you will uncover specific gaps that must be closed to achieve your objective and vision with recommendations on closing that gap.

This process can be used as a getting-started tool, an input to the annual planning process or a check-up along your lean journey. Both qualitative and quantitative, the assessment covers 13 wide-ranging categories – from material and information flow to problem-solving and employee engagement. A quantitative score helps you measure progress year-over-year, while qualitative feedback includes specific details, information on broad trends and issues as well as suggestions on how you can close the gap to your desired state.

If your organization has established its own operating system and principles, the Center can also custom design an assessment tool that provides feedback using your own language and criteria.

Transformation Strategy Development

Lean Leadership & Coaching – Lean transformation is a difficult and complex journey, requiring more than just fundamental leadership skills. Maximum leadership effectiveness requires a deeper level of skills and capabilities.

Our leadership coaches help you leverage existing skills and build further skills where needed, using many tools that help develop lean leaders through application and reflection. Our Leadership Development Guide helps leverage current work for greater learning and improvement. Our Lean Leadership Framework will help you understand your role and assess your current skills.

Our Structured Coaching Conversations allow you to punch through crucial barriers with greater clarity and more effective action. And, our accelerated learning techniques will help you deepen your lean knowledge and become a better coach to your organization.

One thing is common among leaders – they recognize the need for self-improvement in conjunction with organizational improvement. Our experienced leadership coaches will help you accomplish both.

Operational Improvement – Beyond our educational expertise, the Lean Learning Center will work beside you and analyze every area of your current operations, develop improvement alternatives and show you how to implement changes that are sustainable.

The business world is constantly moving, changing, evolving. As a result, organizations struggle with the performance of their operations from time-to-time.  The Lean Learning Center’s Consulting/Advisory Services for Operational Improvement emphasizes:

  • Improved process flow
  • Increased supply chain efficiency
  • Waste elimination
  • Improved quality
  • Improved profits
  • Improved culture

We do not just develop the solutions, we implement and deploy the solutions. The result is a sustainable plan to transform your organization with real measurable results and an attractive ROI.

The Lean Learning Center can also supply the personnel you may need to make your solutions a reality with our Lean & Operations Staffing service.

Operational Due Diligence

In the financial transaction services space, Operational Due Diligence (ODD) is the process of evaluating the operational aspects of a company prior to, during, or after an M&A/PE/VC transaction.   Whether you engage in a transaction on the buy side or sell side, this process is critical to establishing the real value of a deal.

Using the principles of Lean thinking during ODD, on either side or at any stage of a transaction, is one of the best ways to identify significant, incremental value.

The Lean Learning Center provides research, analysis and documented recommendations by direct observation and analysis of your entire organization. As a result, we document the current operational state and identify opportunities for improvement that will unleash your organization’s optimal operational value.