How We Got Started

Lean Advisors, was founded over two decades ago. Having assisted in setting up the Lean Enterprise Institute in Boston and working with James Womack to instill Lean in the Postal Corporation in Canada, we decided to establish one of the first Lean training/consulting firms in North America where we would take the concepts and thinking and adapt and apply it to organizations – both private and public. 

Initially we focused on manufacturing but quickly moved our experience and knowledge to other challenging environments such as government, healthcare, educational institutes, financial arenas….’  The on-site experiences were very effective and we were able to make dramatic improvements in all sectors.

We did notice that we needed to be able to reach others that wanted to learn about Lean and were unable to attend our on-site sessions, and also needed flexibility to learn when they had the time. So, we decided to create these interactive online programs. Our goal was to ensure participants ‘learned’ and did not just read slides. 

We teamed up with a professional who had a PhD in Learning and years of online course development. With this person’s expertise combined with our teams’ knowledge and experience, we developed these effective Lean training programs including our Yellow Belt level certification. We know you will be very impressed and you and your team will gain the knowledge needed to move forward and transform your business and organization. Enjoy!

We are a Lean Training and Consulting firm that provides experienced senior lean consultants to deliver unique programs to organizations across North America.

Lean Advisors Training and Consulting workshops provide a wealth of knowledge and practical hands-on experience to our clients which results in helping them to transform their organizations with lean thinking and process improvement.

What We Do

  • We offer online training and certification for Lean Transformation.

  • Our training courses demonstrate practical tools, not just concepts

  • We demonstrate how to establish a Lean Culture, and how to implement Lean Practices.

Lean Transformation requires a much wider focus than simply completing a series of improvement projects – what’s needed is a cultural transformation to drive a different level of thinking for the application of continuous improvement methods that will permeate throughout an entire organization.

How We Do It

At Lean Advisors, we know change like this does not come easily, and our approach includes all levels of the organization. We start the Lean journey with the senior leadership team, briefing them in lean culture, lean thinking, lean tools, and lean process best practices within their sector to help them anticipate the changes they will be supporting.

Next, a unique Value Stream Mapping process redefines all activity with respect to customer value, and through an analysis of current and future states, outlines the key interventions that will drive Lean transformation. The resulting Plans identify the most effective sequence of activities including highly visible quick wins as well as more complex improvements.

As the teams gain confidence, we introduce lean processes that go deeper, attacking the cultural barriers that so often hold organizations back from true lean transformation. As the Kaizen culture begins to take hold, we fade into the background as the newly anointed internal Lean leaders begin to shape the destiny of their company. We hope you will review some of our programs and courses, and especially our case studies, where you can learn first hand from men and women who are using Lean practices to change their organization.

Our Partnerships

To deliver the best training materials and improve the opportunities for each of our clients, Lean Advisors is collaborating and partnering with two training organizations; Automated Learning and Radical Transformation.

Working together, we can offer more choices, plus improve the quality and delivery of our training services to each of our clients

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