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The Lean Enterprise Academy will be presenting 9 sessions at the first Lean Global Connection online event. Please join us on November 29-30 for 24 hours of lean content live broadcast. Hear about the best lean cases from around the world. In addition, learn from the leading experts in our community. Click the button below register or find out more information.

What is Lean?

Lean is about creating the most value for the customer while minimising waste – resources, time, energy and effort. We help organisations with Lean thinking and practice to become both innovative and competitive, which in turn allows them to become more sustainable.

Developing your Lean Journey

The Lean Transformation Framework (LTF) helps determine the best lean journey for your situation. Based around five questions, it starts by asking “What problem are we trying to solve?” We use the LTF to help decide how to support your needs and progress your lean journey.

How we support your Lean Journey

We help our customers develop their capability by providing products and support using three core processes: Learn, Teach & Coach and Share. Our aim is for you to become self reliant on your Lean Learning Journey.


We are continually researching, developing  & improving the way organisations and individuals learn lean (face to face and online). We support and partner with organisations and individuals in learning all the key lean tools, methods and thinking needed to achieve a lean transformation.

See our What We Have Done page to understand our history in developing Lean Thinking and how we work with many organisations to put this into practice.

We also have a unique history in researching Lean Thinking and Practice. In our Action Research with organisations we develop hypotheses about Lean Thinking and its application and conduct research to see what works best in the real world. This approach helps organisations build a competitive advantage as together we close performance gaps whilst developing new knowledge of lean thinking and its application.

Teaching & Coaching

For customers to become self reliant they must develop the capability to teach and coach others. The Lean Learning Journey platform enables you to develop this capability through four skill levels. This can be supplemented by online and/or onsite one to one development, workshops, and webinars.


We distill the lessons learned from all our activities. Each year we reach out to our lean community to organize events such our Lean Summit as well as publishing regular web based articles, videos on the Lean Enterprise Academy YouTube channel and sharing via social media.