Other Resources


  • Excellent training DVDs are available from CRM Learning in Carlsbad, CA – www.crmlearning.com – as well as other training resource providers. While neither of the following two DVDs speak to Lean specifically, they are excellent supplements when exposing groups to Lean principles and tools:


  • iGrafx logoTo create electronic versions of value stream maps for training and archiving purposes, we rely on iGrafx’s FlowCharter. Visit www.igrafx.com to download a 30-day trial version or purchase the software. When you enter your customer information, mention that you heard about FlowCharter from The Karen Martin Group, Inc.
    • Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) - www.lean.org (monthly e-newsletters are very good as are their education programs and publications)
    • Lean Enterprise Academy (LEA) - www.leanuk.org (also has free e-newsletters)
    • The Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence – www.shingoprize.org