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What is “Lean Dynamics”

Lean Dynamics is powerful business improvement methodology based on one simple principle: That organizations of all types can innovate and drive extraordinary results even in the midst of uncertain and changing circumstances.

Today, 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.

Our mission is simple.  We 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.

Many business transformation failures are rooted in corporations’ up-front decisions rather than in the details of applying individual tools and techniques.  We offer a range of materials intended to help practitioners, managers, and people across your workforce gain the understanding they need to set forth on a winning path–and to avoid common, serious traps.

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