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Resources for conquering today's dynamic business challenges.

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Applying the time-tested principles of lean dynamics

Lean dynamics draws on proven lean manufacturing principles to overcome today's extraordinary challenges. It identifies the right starting point, promotes workforce excitement and innovation, and addresses the forces of uncertainty and change that can lead to backsliding.

Our Mission:

Our Mission is to provide unique, cutting-edge research, training, and advice for individuals, companies, and public institutions seeking to understand and overcome the specific challenges of implementing lean in a complex, dynamic environment. Go to our page on Lean Dynamics Books to learn about our Shingo Prize winning research! Check back soon to learn about upcoming conferences!

What We Do:

Many business transformation failures are rooted in corporations’ up-front decisions rather than in the details of applying individual tools and techniques. Our focus is therefore to develop materials intended to help practitioners, managers, and workforces gain the understanding they need to set forth on a winning path, and avoid common, serious traps. Lean Dynamics Research, LLC offers a variety of resources for organizations seeking to understand and apply lean dynamics to better respond to today’s conditions of uncertainty and change—including books, articles, the Going Lean blog, and presentations, training, and consulting services.

Can "lean" business practices really work for you?

Corporations, agencies, and institutions face uncertainty and crisis like never before. Many seek to apply “best practices” to fix the problems this creates—inefficient processes, bloated inventories, or anything else that takes time, effort, or causes expense but doesn’t add to the bottom line. This is particularly true of organizations that are “going lean”; individuals are trained to uncover hidden “wastes” and try to get as much out as possible. But more often than not, this simply doesn’t create the results they expect. What’s wrong? Succeeding at this requires first understanding the impact of their dynamic business environment—the uncertain and changing conditions that drove these wastes to accumulate, and will likely cause them to return if improvements do not address their underlying cause. Lean Dynamics Research, LLC provides the resources to show you how!