LGN’s flagship institute, Lean Enterprise Institute, Inc., was founded by Jim Womack and LEI and its lean learning partners have been active in North America for almost 20 years. LEI has close working relationships with lean practitioners, universities, and associations in all 50 states and across Canada. However, we recognize there is growing interest in the region and new sectors (government, services, etc.) for more lean knowledge and technical support.

Our goal for advancing lean thinking and practice throughout North America is to identify like-minded lean thinkers and practitioners and facilitate connections and learning opportunities among interested companies, institutions and individuals. Our approach is to provide a unified and coordinated strategy to advance lean thinking in the region through selective education and awareness activities, as well as engage in co-learning projects and partnerships.

Our development activities in North America are led by John Shook and Mark Reich of LEI.

If you or your organization would like to learn more about our activities in North America, please contact us at info@leanglobal.org

Leadership Team


Other Regional Initiatives