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Lean Partners can add value to your organization in strategic ways by providing perspective and focusing on your needs. Sign up for your FREE Operational Excellence Assessment today!

Assessment includes:

  1. Operational Excellence Assessment
  2. Proposal and Plan
  3. Leadership Development Session

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We Offer the Following Services:

  • Lean Consulting
  • Executive Coaching
  • Leadership Development
  • Kaizen Facilitation
  • Change Agent Development
  • Business Process Improvement
  • Operations Consulting
  • Six Sigma Consulting

Our Lean Consulting Results

This video shows how we have been helping Douglas Electrical Components significantly improve quality, productivity, delivery, and employee engagement through implementing lean throughout their organization. It all started with understanding their needs and putting a plan together with Ed Douglas and team.

We are confident you will find our approach unique and our experience in understanding your needs and translating that into a vision and plan second to none. Our goal is that you will see this investment of time with Lean Partners as extremely valuable to your organization.

Case Study: Douglas Electrical Components

Our Process

Our approach is to facilitate the implementation of an effective strategy deployment system and teach your leadership team to manage it on an ongoing basis.

We will provide the tools, structure, and support required to develop a continuous improvement system that will be the primary means for ongoing sustained improvements.

The objective is for your leadership team to be confident in their strategies and have metrics in place to measure the organization’s progress. There is a continuous improvement system in place that utilizes Lean and Six Sigma tools, Kaizen and DMAIC methodologies, along with daily improvement.

The Lean Partners Story

Lean Partners was formed in 2003 in the Twin Cities by Tom Barrett and Steve Lage. The company grew solely by referrals from satisfied clients to become the leading Minnesota-based consulting firm focused on Lean, Six Sigma and organizational development. The Iowa division was created in 2008.

Our approach to create solutions for our clients is what we take pride in. We understand your needs. Every organization has unique challenges and opportunities ,which usually make cookie-cutter solutions ineffective. With a clear direction and implementation plan in hand, we work side-by-side with your leadership team and employees to create sustainable and measurable improvements that generate bottom line results and engage critical early adopters.

We Would Love to Talk With You About Your Needs

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