|5S Supply was created from the idea that there had to be an easier way to gather the necessary supplies for successful Lean implementation in a timely fashion, with no hassle. From A3 to Value Stream Mapping, 5S Supply has the most widely used items along with unique and innovative products to help you along your Lean journey.|
|Matt Wrye’s “cornerstone belief is that all levels of the business unit should be educated on lean thinking and principles. To this point, Matt diligently challenges his own lean knowledge while working with all business levels ranging from human resources, accounting and the manufacturing floor to senior managers, executives and presidents. By adhering to this continuous learning philosophy, Matt is able to focus his lean efforts to provide continuous improvement.”|
|LeanFrontiers provides “Everyday Innovators with access to lean’s top thought leaders. This access comes at large conferences that we call Summits, regional workshops, and webinars. Each of these events are laser-focused for specific audiences within the lean enterprise. These events cover topics like Lean Accounting, TWI, Lean HR, Lean Sales, Lean Coaching, Lean Product Development, Lean Supply Chain, and Lean IT.”|
|LSS Academy provides support and encouragement throughout your continuous improvement journey. The popular blog, produced by Gemba Academy partner Ron Pereira, has over 600 articles focused on the topics of leadership, lean manufacturing, and six sigma and is now available as an audio podcast. The LSS Academy Guide to Lean eBook has been read by more than 20,000 people throughout the world and is also available as an audio book.|
|Dr. Jeffrey K. Liker is Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan and president of Liker Lean Advisors—a network of top-notch practitioners who consult, coach and teach in the Toyota Way. He is author of the international best-seller, The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles from the World’s Greatest Manufacturer, McGraw Hill, 2004, and six other books about Toyota: (with David Meier) Toyota Way Fieldbook, Mcgraw Hill, 2005, (with Jim Morgan), The Toyota Product Development System, Productivity Press, 2006, (with David Meier), Toyota Talent: Developing exceptional people the Toyota Way (May, 2007) and (with Michael Hoseus) Toyota Culture: The Heart and Soul of the Toyota Way (January, 2008). His most recent books (all published in 2011) are: The Toyota Way to Continuous Improvement (including detailed case studies of transformation in different industries), Toyota Under Fire Lessons for Turning Crisis into Opportunity (about how Toyota has adapted and is remaking itself through the recession and recall crisis), and The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership (with Gary Convis, former managing officer of Toyota).|
|Mark Graban’s Lean Blog, a site that was started in January 2005 to host news, commentary, and discussion about “Lean” – the methodology and management system based on the Toyota Production System.
The site has evolved in parallel with Mark Graban’s career – focusing at first on Lean Management in the manufacturing world, but focusing more on healthcare over time after Mark moved into that industry in late 2005.Lean Blog covers a number of themes about lean that are universal, regardless of industry. This blog led to Mark’s Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals: Improving Quality, Patient Safety, and Employee Engagement (now in a 2nd edition) and Healthcare Kaizen: Engaging Front-Line Staff in Sustainable Continuous Improvements.
|As an industrial engineer implementing Lean at a manufacturing facility, Martin Boersema found plenty of Lean resources on the Internet. However, when he looked for simulations to use for training and during kaizen events, he discovered that free stuff was difficult to come by. For he needed simple lean games to demonstrate the basic concepts of Lean and TPS to shop floor employees.
The focus of this site LEAN SIMULATIONS is therefore Lean training material, ready-to-use and FREE. And Martin Boersema is still searching the web for lean simulations, lean games, presentations, and real world examples.