New! Latest e-Letter from Dave Brunt

PDCA If you don’t try to change something then you don’t learn

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New! Creating a kinder, wiser, more efficient work environment isn't as impossible as it sounds

Michael Ballé and Daniel Jones write for The Fast Company

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New! Lean Lessons from 3 Health Systems – Dan’s AME Toronto Keynote

  • Florence – the birth of scientific practice
  • Saskatchewan – Hoshin and 3P across government
  • UK – diagnosing and treating the whole system

Watch the video, view the slides and check further reading.

Latest E-letter from Dave Brunt

Is the purpose of your organization clear?

PurposeDownload the latest e-letter from our Chief Executive Dave Brunt.

Lean Thinking & IT

New article by Dan Jones and Steve Bell for the Cutter IT Journal
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Lean IT New blogs on Lean Startup on The Lean Edge

Books now in stock Run Grow Transform and Lean IT.

LIS Summit 3rd Lean IT Summit on 3-4 October in Paris.

Science and Lean Transformation

Dan Jones Toyota’s example creates a new basis for managing by science ...
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Daniel Jones’ Summit talk

New Leadership and a new Mission

Dave Brunt After ten years it is time to pass the baton and redefine LEA’s mission. Dave Brunt will be the new Chief Executive supported by Daniel Jones as Chairman and Senior Advisor.

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Lean Faces a new Threshold

Lean Management Journal Beyond Professionalising Lean to real Transformations Daniel Jones’s interview with LMJ.
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What is Lean?

The Lean Thinking book describes the practice of lean. Daniel Jones addresses What is Lean?, The Truth about Lean and How Lean is your Organisation?

John Shook goes Back to Basics and Jim Womack outlines Lean for the Long Term.

Daniel Jones summaries Lean in 10 Slides

Watch the video of Daniel Jones’ talk at the 3rd Lean Summit France “Managing Lean Organisations”

What we do

Our objective is to work with pioneering organisations to push forward the frontiers of lean thinking, by helping them to solve new business problems and then by reflecting, distilling and disseminating the learning so others can follow their example.

Our last six months ...

A Lean Management System

Challenges facing Lean leaders and the Lean movement

YouTube YouTube Learning from the Lean Pioneers – audit your system
Jim Womack, LEI

YouTube YouTube Learning from Toyota’s Management System
Takashi Tanaka

YouTube YouTube Pushing the Frontiers of Lean – results, practices and behaviours
Daniel Jones, LEA

YouTube YouTube Deepening the Fundamentals of Lean
John Shook, LEI

New! Lean Community
Sharing Day
and Workshops

2nd - 3rd April 2014
National Motorcycle Museum,
Solihull, West Midlands, B92 0EJ

Booking Form
Guidelines and notes for submissions
Agenda for the day

LEA Community Sharing Day

Following last year’s success join us at this year’s Sharing Day. Share your stories and discuss your questions with experts and fellow lean practitioners.


Introduction to A3 Thinking by John Kiff

Introduction and Overview of our Lean Practitioner Programme by Dave Brunt

Terms and conditions

New! Reflections on 25 Years of Lean

Dan Jones Jim Womack, John Shook and Dan Jones discuss the evolution and challenges facing the lean movement.

11 videos – 70 minutes of wisdom – from LEI and the Gemba Academy

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Lean Summit 2013

Lean Transformation: Frontiers and Fundamentals

Guest Speakers:

Art Byrne Art Byrne
Author of “The Lean Turnaround: How Business Leaders Use Lean Principles to Create Value and Transform Their Company”

Jams Morgan James Morgan
Co-author (with Jeffrey Liker) of “The Toyota Product Development System: Integrating People, Process, and Technology”


With our Chief Executive Dave Brunt, Senior Fellow John Kiff and The Lean Turnaround author Art Byrne.

Lean Healthcare

Progress at Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust – HSJ Best Acute Hospital 2010

YouTube YouTube The COO Perspective – length of stay,
Mark Partington

YouTube YouTube The Visual Hospital Perspective – Managing the demand to get out
Tania King

YouTube YouTube The Doctor’s Perspective – Redesigning the emergency flow, Paul Jarvis

Learning to Lead through three levels using Policy Deployment in Healthcare - The team at United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust:

David FurleyPart 1 YouTube
David Furley
Assistant Director Clinical Improvement

Zoe FordPart 2 YouTube
Zoe Ford
Clinical Improvement Facilitator

Jan LyonPart 3 YouTube
Jane Lyon
Deputy Sister

Paul TurnerPart 4 YouTube
Paul Turner
Transformation Programme Manager

YouTube Part 5 - Closing Remarks by David Furley

Club ToscanaLean Healthcare in Tuscany YouTube
Club Toscana

Closing the Healthcare Performance Gap
Daniel JoneseLetter

Lean Supply Chains

Redesigning global supply chains to respond in days not months

YouTube YouTube Rethinking the Logic of Location at GKN
Peter Watkins

Seeing the Whole Value Stream Seeing the Whole Value Stream
Expanded 2nd Edition

LEI Webinar
Jim Womack and Daniel Jones

So What are you going to do about it?
John Shook - eLetter

Small Group Coaching Sessions

workshop These workshops are the ideal opportunity to learn how to transform your organisation. Sessions are ideally suited for groups of six to twelve people. We can also run these workshops in your organisation, customised to your needs.

Training and Mentoring

Our modular 6 day Lean Practitioner Course teaches how to solve business problems using lean.

Healthcare Masterclasses

Executive Masterclass

workshopHow to improve hospital performance by diagnosing and focusing efforts on the vital few problems.

Making Hospitals Work

2-day train the trainer coaching course.

Our YouTube Channel

88 videos to browse and use in your presentations.

Videos from the Lean Summit 2013 coming soon!

96,884 hits and counting ...

Latest Lean Books

Now in Stock

Lean Product and Process Development (2nd Edition) Lean Product and Process Development (2nd Edition)
by Allen C. Ward and Durward K. Sobek II

Three new titles to the LEA Bookstore

Lean IT Lean IT
by Steven C. Bell and Michael A. Orzen

Enabling and Sustaining Your Lean Transformation

Lean RFS (Repetitive Flexible Supply) Lean RFS (Repetitive Flexible Supply)
by Ian Fraser Glenday and Rick Sather

Putting the Pieces Together

Winner of the Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award

Run Grow Transform Run Grow Transform
by Steven Bell

Integrating Business and Lean IT

Our book store has over 50 books, workbooks, kits, training tools and audio CD's.

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LEA Partner Awards

Jaeger Automotive On 23rd October 2013 at the AME annual conference in Toronto our chairman Daniel Jones was inducted into the AME Hall of Fame.   read more...

Jaeger Automotive Jaeger Automotive wins Lean Prize Norway 2011. Read more ...

Jaeger Automotive Solar Group wins Lean Prize Denmark 2010

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Jaeger Automotive HSJ Best Acute Hospital Award 2010 - also see Tania King’s podcast.

Shingo Awards 3 Shingo Awards for LEA 2010

LEA Speaks

Wednesday 19th March 2014
Lean Forum Healthcare 2014
Umea, Sweden
Daniel Jones

Daniel Jones

Tuesday 1st April 2014
4th Lean Summit
Lyon, France
Daniel Jones

Tuesday 15th April 2014
Lean Management Summit
Sassenheim, Netherlands
Daniel Jones

Thursday 24th April 2014
Lean Healthcare Transformation Conference
Brussels, Belgium
Daniel Jones

Tues/Weds 10th & 11th June 2014
14th Lean Management Conference
Wroclaw, Poland
Daniel Jones

Thursday 12th June 2014
International Lean Conference 2014
Budapest, Hungary
Daniel Jones

LEA Publications

Making Hospitals WorkMaking Hospitals Work
By Marc Baker and Ian Taylor with Alan Mitchell - Now available on Kindle

Making Materials FlowBreaking Through to Flow
By Ian Glenday - Now available on Kindle

Creating Lean DealersCreating Lean Dealers
By Dave Brunt and John Kiff
Available on Kindle soon

Discussion Papers

LEA Community Sharing Day

“Share your story and bring your questions”

As part of our mission to help organisations with their lean journeys the Lean Enterprise Academy held its first Sharing Day in partnership with the Centre for Lean Enterprise Applications and Research (CLEAR), Cardiff School of Management, Cardiff Metropolitan University.

The day was structured to connect the lean community of practice together so that all of us are able to learn from like-minded others.

Mark Riech The day also included presentations from Mark Reich, Director of Strategy and Operations from Lean Enterprise Institute and be facilitated by experienced lean practitioners including: Mark Davies, Section Manager and Kevin Robinson, Senior Manager from Toyota Lean Management Centre, UK Nick Rich, Associate Dean from Centre for Lean Enterprise Applications and Research, UK Daniel Jones, Chairman, Dave Brunt and John Kiff, Senior Fellows from Lean Enterprise Academy