Lean Manufacturing Junction (LMJ) wants to help you with your lean implementation and lean learning needs. You’ll find practical information that will explain many aspects of lean manufacturing.  The Lean Manufacturing Junction website provides informational pages focused on some of the most important aspects of Lean Manufacturing.  Lean Manufacturing Junction also provides an open platform to allow Lean professionals from all levels to share their learning through written articles.  We encourage you to write and share your learning with us through our submission page.  LMJ is a great way to build your personal Lean brand, consulting business, or other business.  

We also provide links to some great resources to help you progress further in your lean implementation and lean learning.  Below are some starting points based on different levels of lean. Choose the link below that best matches your current situation. Or click on one of the tabs in the nav-bar for a direct line to an area that better suits your immediate needs.

Just Starting Out

If you’re just starting your lean implementation, check out the implementing lean link. It will help you think about what implementation looks like and what to expect during the culture change.  The “Benefits of Lean” page will also help you start to build a frame of reference for how the Lean approach can help your Business.  We encourage browsing the entire site to help move your learning forward. 

Already on your Lean Journey

If you have already started you Lean Journey, congrats.  We hope you use LMJ as a reference guide for information and knowledge as you continue down your path.  There are many complex lean tools and concepts outlined on the different pages of Lean Manufacturing Junction.  As you find yourself at a point of needing to learn about levelized productionstandardized work, or other Lean concepts, LMJ can be there to help with your implementation. 

Common Questions on LMJ:

There are plenty of areas to review if you are just looking for information. Here are a few of the more common pieces of information that LMJ visitors are looking for:

What is lean?

You’ve heard the term lean manufacturing, but you’re not really sure what it’s all about. If not, click here to start with the definition of lean. If you already have a basic understanding of lean and are looking for more in-depth information, then a review of the lean principles should be your first step.

What are the benefits of lean?

There are pros and cons to any system. Understanding the benefits of lean may help you with your decision on whether or not to implement. This page will go over both so you can make an informed decision on where to take your company.

Will lean work at my company?

Each company is unique. However the basic concepts can be applied in just about any environment. Your best bet would be to review the principles of lean in order to determine which areas are applicable to your specific needs.

Looking for Lean Consulting or Lean Training?

LMJ has a great Lean Resource Page that includes links to many different resources to help you with you lean journey.

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