With nearly 200 years of combined service experience, The Lean Learning Center assists organizations with every aspect of a Lean transformation. Specifically, we provide:

  1. Consulting/Advisory Services for Operational Improvement
  2. Lean Education & Educational Products
  3. Lean & Operations Staffing

The Lean Learning Center was started in 2001 by Dennis Pawley, former Executive Vice President of Manufacturing for the former Chrysler Corporation. In the early 1990’s, Mr. Pawley developed the Chrysler Operating System to streamline operational procedures and restore productivity to the beleaguered manufacturer, moving Chrysler from bankruptcy to over $4B in the bank. After his career, Mr. Pawley founded the Pawley Lean Institute in 2002 at his alma mater Oakland University (OU) in Rochester, MI.

The Lean Learning Center firmly believes Lean is not a tactic or a simple cost reduction program. Rather, Lean is a powerful journey that drives behavioral change within an organization by establishing a common way of thinking. Changed behaviors drive results and moves an organization closer to operational excellence.

Our team of professionals have experience in numerous industries including aerospace, automotive, healthcare, manufacturing, human resources and financial services. Using the principles of Lean thinking, we guide our clients through the development of a transformation that will uncover real operational value yielding a significant return on investment (ROI) and noticeable margin improvement.