JPW Fund welcomes our first school!

The Pawley Lean Institute at Oakland University

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Our Purpose
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NEXT GENERATION

WORKFORCE

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LEAN COURSES

NEW KNOWLEDGE

NEXT GENERATION

TEACHERS

MORE EFFECTIVE

COMMUNITY SERVICE

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“……the heart of any management education must be on the gemba, directly engaging the people doing the actual value-creating work. So instead of analyzing problems and jumping to solutions quickly without gemba knowledge, schools need to find gemba on a continuing basis for every student and to take every student through extended cycles of hoshin, A3, and daily management.” 

“Doing this would require schools to develop long-term relations with those organizations supplying gemba experience and to become, effectively, their centers of management training. This seems like a steep hill to climb but I don’t think it’s crazy.”

Jim Womack

Planet Lean, March 2017