The Lean Management Institute is part of the Lean Global Network (LGN) based in Boston, USA. LGN is a network of 31 non-profit, mission-driven institutions that take responsibility for spreading Lean thinking and action in their country and region.
With approximately 300 Lean experts worldwide, we support organizations in a wide variety of industries and disciplines. Our definition of Lean thinking & doing: Systematic development of people and continuous improvement of processes aimed at creating value and prosperity with the lowest possible consumption of resources.
MISSION “Make things better, through lean thinking and practice.”
We carry out our mission through value streams: Lean Education, Lean Learning Materials, Co-Learning Partnerships, the Lean Summit conferences, and our website lean.org. In addition, we exchange information across the world through the Lean Global Network, consisting of more than a dozen nonprofit organizations similar to LEI, sharing a common mission in different countries.
Any company, executive, manager, team leader, or team member wishing to join the transformation to a lean way of creating value is welcome in our Lean Community. We exist to support everyone who is starting or continuing the lean journey.
We are mission driven, so our goals are to help others:
- Provide more fulfilling work and ongoing personal development
- Enable people to realize and create more value
- Minimize the use of (scarce) resources and the impact on the environment
- Improve the performance of organizations
- Raising the standard of living of society
- Create value for our customers
- Strengthen the success of our organizations
We work together for our global customers around the world and develop “fit for purpose” solutions with core teams. For example, we actively participate in the development of completely new products and services, the creation of new production facilities and the development of new markets. Customers appreciate our approach, style of work, having a single point of contact and the fact that we have standard material available in countless languages.
By combining our knowledge and experience and making it accessible, we help our customers with quick access to cutting-edge knowledge and experience. For example, we rapidly develop business games, simulations, workshop material, prototypes and much more (both at the request of our customers and on our own initiative). Our trainings and workshops are highly regarded and lead to interesting results. We collaborate with various universities and colleges in both education and research and development.
Our global approach
Past experience in implementing Lean Management has shown that to ensure sustainable success, it is necessary to take a holistic view of transformation in the area of the 5 elements that make up the Lean Transformation model.
It was developed by Lean Global Network experts and tested in many foreign companies. It presupposes a situational approach: it is adapted to the specificity of the organization and at the same time includes five important elements of the company’s transformation:
- Set the goal of making a change (improvement, transformation)
How to set a goal, regardless of whether the planned change affects the entire organization or a single process or area? What problem do we want to solve? What is the deficit in the results achieved?
- Process improvement
What specific practical actions need to be taken and for which processes? What Lean methods / tools should be used in the organization? What technical problems arise and how will we address them?
- Employee potential development
What skills and abilities were identified as necessary to achieve the intended goal of change? Which skills need to be developed / expanded and which employees are interested? How will we do this and what methods will we use?
- Shaping leadership models
What behaviors expressed by management at the various levels of the organization contributed to the deficit in the results achieved? How do you have to change the roles and responsibilities of your superiors? What actions should be taken to shape the desired behaviors of superiors at different levels of the organization?
- Model the way you think and behave
What mentality is rooted in the organization? Which values / assumptions in the mentality must be changed to achieve the set goal? What actions do you need to take to change the way you think and behave?