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Lean Learning and Capability Development

Of the five dimensions John Shook identified in the Lean Transformation Framework capability development is probably the least understood and researched. We’ve posed two questions to explore this further.

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First Global Learning Lean Summit

Lean Thinking is a learning system. Join us at our 2019 event to learn how the best companies are using lean to develop learning and capability for customer value and continuous improvement.

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Save the Date: UK Lean Summit 24th & 25th October 2019

Since we organised our first UK Lean Summit way back in 1997, we've always tried to push the frontiers of Lean Thinking - both in terms of lean research and lean practice. For 2019 we've partnered with The Learning Trust in order to bring a Summit linking the world of business with learning.

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Gemba Walk with Jim Womack at Toyota

We held our annual Summit in Manchester on the 17th - 19th April 2018. The theme was Lean Strategy and the Work of Management. Possibly the highlight for many was a gemba walk of Toyota's Engine Plant at Deeside.

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Lean Leadership Workshops in Dublin, 2018

The Lean Enterprise Academy have teamed up with Dublin City University and EIURA (European Industry University Research Association) to bring a series of public Lean Workshops to Ireland. They will be held in Dublin at the DCU Campus during the week of 5th March 2018.

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Deep Dive into Lean Thinking

A Learning Week in Japan on Product Development and Beyond This first part of the tour mainly covers how manufacturing companies deal with lean product and process development. The focus is the automotive sector. Visits will cover carmakers Toyota and Nissan, as well automotive suppliers Mitsubishi

Congratulations to our Chairman Professor Daniel T Jones

On the 25th Anniversary of the Fabrik des Jahres (Factory of the Year) Awards held on the 21st and 22nd March 2017 in Munich, Germany, our chairman, Professor Daniel T Jones was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award.


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