The Lean Smarts Academy

Make training your organization in lean easy.

Let’s guess… you’re here for at least one of three reasons:

  • You’re convinced that people have enormous value and feel a duty to help them realize their full potential.
  • You’re tired of lean training that is complicated, boring, or wildly expensive.
  • Or, you’re overwhelmed by the work required to find, develop, or create your own in-house lean training program.

If so, you’re in the right place!

We built the Academy to make lean fun, simple, and unlock the full potential of every person.

The Academy will help you…

#1

Engage frontline employees

Deliver training to your employees that is fun, simple, bite-sized, and focused on the essential lean skills that matter most.

Help them to “get it” and participate effectively in your transformation and improvement efforts.

Teach every associate to master kaizen!

While it’s true that our videos are down-to-earth and fun, the Lean Smarts Academy is dedicated to helping you craft a high-engagement frontline culture that does three things very effectively. They are the primary activities of “kaizen” and are backed by decades of success:

Eliminate waste
Eliminate waste

Teach every associate how to practically and powerfully improve a process by eliminating the seven wastes of lean.

Practice good housekeeping
Practice good housekeeping

Establish a culture of discipline, productivity, and problem discovery through the daily practice of 5S methodologies.

Standardize everything
Standardize everything

Sustain your gains and communicate change effectively through the practice of standardization.

#2

Develop in-house experts

There’s no way around it… you must develop in-house experts if you’re going to have long-term success.

With the Lean Smarts Academy you can transform any manager, leader, or specialist into a lean pro!

Make them kaizen masters
  • Learn 5S, waste elimination, standardization
  • Connect improvement efforts to quality, cost, and delivery
  • Drive scientific thinking and action
Discover fundamental lean tools
  • Pull systems/kanban
  • Heijunka/leveled production
  • Takt time
  • Continuous flow
  • Problem solving
  • Jidoka
  • and more!

#3

Transform your organization

  • Remove training barriers that prevent you from getting started now. Spend your time creating change that matters!
  • Access training, virtual tours, and guides for troubleshooting your learn journey.
  • Make your future sustainable with an on-demand library of people-developing resources.

How To Use The Academy

In your daily standup meeting

Play videos on-demand in your standup meeting one or two times a week. Videos are 3-7 minutes long and perfect for bite-sized education and on-going reinforcement. Do this consistently over time and build a raging lean culture!

In scheduled training events

Add some excitement to your scheduled training events! Either pick and choose which videos to use, or adopt each course as a start-to-finish training curriculum.

In kaizen events

Prepare all participants in a kaizen event via pre-event training focused on the topics of your choosing. Many kaizen events make use of 5S, waste elimination, standardization, and kaizen best-practices, which are all included in the Academy!

For new hire training

Jumpstart every new hire’s lean comprehension by educating them with my training curriculum. Help them acclimate to your lean culture quickly and effectively!

Enjoy training that doesn’t suck!

We know (and you know) from years in industry that poor-quality training does little to inspire and motivate everyday associates.

You’ll be delighted to find our videos to be simple, clear, fun, and very high quality.

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Scaleable Membership Options

Whether you just want simple access to the Video Library, or to enroll up to 250 employees in our Learning System (that we host), or to integrate all videos into your own system via LMS Integration, we’ve got plan for you!

Please Select Your Plan
Monthly
Yearly (save 15%)
Video Library
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$95.00 per month
  • Community Access
  • All Courses
  • 1 Master Account
Video Library
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$995.00 per year
  • Community Access
  • All Courses
  • 1 Master Account
Learning System
$195.00 per month
  • Community Access
  • All Courses
  • 1 Master Account
  • 250 User Accounts
Learning System
$1995.00 per year
  • Community Access
  • All Courses
  • 1 Master Account
  • 250 User Accounts
LMS Integration
N/A
  • Community Access
  • All Courses
  • 1 Master Account
  • Custom LMS integration
LMS Integration
$2995.00 per year
  • Community Access
  • All Courses
  • 1 Master Account
  • Custom LMS integration

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions? Contact our team.