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  • is an official website of the U.S government that assists small businesses in locating government services. The website features llinks to various lean initiatives, lean tools and methods, lean case studies and sucess stories, and how to become a lean manufacturer.

  • Evolving Excellence

    Evolving Excellence is a lean manufacturing-focused blog written by the editors of Superfactory.

  • iSixSigma

    iSixSigma provides a free information resource for businesses and professionals who implement Six Sigma business management strategies. The company's website features Six Sigma-focused articles, discussion forums, blogs, job postings, a directory and an events calender.

  • Implement Lean Manufacturing

    Implement Lean Manufacturing offers simulations, games and presentations intended to teach the aspects of lean manufacturing. The company also provides information regarding lean theory.

  • Kaizen Shop Talk

    Kaizen Shop Talk is a blog that discusses Kaizen workplace management strategies and Kaizen-related tools.

  • Lean Enterprise Institute

    Lean Enterprise Institute is an organization that offers lean education, lean summits, and lean learning materials. The organization experiments with different lean approaches to determine which ones are most successful in real life situations. The organization's website provides a lean management column and a lean education calendar.



  • Lean

    Lean is a web resource that explains the challenges and strategies associated with lean implementation, along with lean basics.

  • Lean Manufacturing Coaching

    Lean Manufacturing Coaching is a membership-based website for executives, engineers, managers and students who are involved with product and operations management.

  • Lean Manufacturing Concepts

    Lean Manufacturing Concepts is a web page that provides lean background information and discusses topics such as maximization vs. optimization, minimization vs. elimination and reactive vs. preventive maintenance.

  • Lean Manufacturing Guide

    Lean Manufacturing Guide is a website that offers how-to articles, case studies and news articles aimed at answering common lean manufacturing questions.

  • Lean Manufacturing Secrets

    Lean Manufacturing Secrets is a blog that features links to various lean-related columns and postings. The website also features links to lean books and a lean disucssion forum.

  • Learn Lean Blog

    Learn Lean Blog offers commentary on topics such as lean six sigma and total productive maintenance. The blog also features lean news and a resource center.

  • Managing Automation

    Managing Automation is a magazine and website for progressive manufacturers, and covers topics including lean manufacturing. The publication's editorial content includes news, case studies, product reviews, and market condition anaylsis. Managing Automation's website includes a page devoted to lean-related news and resources.

  • Modern Machine Shop

    Modern Machine Shop is a magazine and online resource that focuses on all aspects of the machining industry. Modern Machine's website features a page dedicated to lean concepts, lean success stories, and how shops with unpredictable parts run lean.


  • Strategos Inc.

    Strategos a firm that offers lean manufacturing training and lean consulting principles. The company's website features links to lean resources such as articles, tools, and videos.

  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers

    The Society of Manufacturing Engineers is an international organization that publishes a monthly e-newsletter focused on lean manufacturing. Each issue features five articles that pertain to lean techniques, news, principles and case studies.

  • Superfactory

    Superfactory is a resource site that provides feature articles and books related to a variety of topics including lean. The site also publishes a monthly e-newsletter.

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provides information regarding the environmental benefits of lean manufacturing and state agencies that have adopted lean principles.