Management System

Click on the Lean articles belows to find out more about how Lean is being used to develop management systems and for relevant events and workshops.

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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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Lean for Leaders - The Lean Strategy

Over the years many of us have come to the conclusion that if we continue to see Lean through traditional management thinking we will only get traditional results. We have all seen and been part of initially promising consultant-led Lean programmes for arms-length leaders which fail to deliver ...

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Traditional Management Vs Lean Leadership

How do you Engage and Coach Problem Solving Thinkers

As a Lean Thinker I’m always on the lookout for ways to help others improve (and improve myself at the same time!) Traditionally there have been lots of books and articles to wade through and more recently YouTube talks, podcasts and webinars to look at.

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Gemba Walks: A Management Process for Leading the Organisation

“People must be engaged in understanding and improving the process that creates the value desired by the customer if organisation and customer purposes are to be achieved” Jim Womack

Learn the principles, tools and techniques to make a step change in business performance

The Lean Enterprise Academy (L.E.A), UK are collaborating with the Lean Enterprise Institute (L.E.I), USA to bring Manchester a series of 8 workshops between 27-29 March 2016. Over 3 Days we are offering workshops that provide the foundations to implement a successful Lean transformation, with cru


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