What is Lean?

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

Developing your Lean Journey

The Lean Transformation Framework helps determine the best lean journey for your situation. Based around five questions, which can be posed at different levels, it starts by asking “What problem are we trying to solve?”

How we support your Lean Journey

We help our customers develop their capability through three core processes:
Learning, Teaching & Coaching and Sharing. Our aim is for you to become self reliant on your Lean Learning Journey.


We offer online and onsite learning and development. The online Lean Learning Journey platform is self paced, allowing you to spend the right amount of time developing knowledge and understanding. We 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.