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Lean Advisors offers full service Lean Consulting and Training services.  We have been helping companies make sustainable performance improvements for decades.  Our consultants are experienced hands-on Senior Lean experts/practitioners with extensive experience assessing and applying Lean in diverse business sectors: Healthcare, Finance, Education, Government Services, Food, Software, Aerospace, and Manufacturing.

Lean” is a philosophy of continuous improvement.  A lean organization focuses on increasing customer value, the elimination of wastes, and optimizing process operations.  The key components of lean can be adapted and applied to all types of businesses and processes.

Lean Advisors provides Lean training and consulting services for organizations starting their improvement process, as well as companies that are experienced but need help to achieve a higher level of success.

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Transformation - 8 Days in 6 Weeks

This Healthcare organization, which recently went through a merger, completed a successful transformation using 8 days in 6 weeks. They dramatically improved their quality, cost, service and standardized the process. This transformation event has resulted in bringing the two cultures together, and staff are now supporting a common direction and strategy for moving forward.


Complete Remote/Virtual Training and Consulting
Plus Remote Workshops/Events Calendar

Lean Advisors now has all your Lean training and coaching options covered!

We have completed our transformation of all our on-site Lean training/consulting programs and now offer effective remote/virtual training/consulting through our Zoom or WebEx services (or through the client's preferred tool) plus Remote/Virtual Workshops.  In addition, the client can enhance the above training and consulting by enrolling their staff in our interactive Online Lean Certification programs which has been utilized successfully by hundreds of our clients to increase the critical learning throughout their organizations.

Click links above for more details and contact us at [email protected] or 1.800.583.0853.


Prepare for Post Virus New World

These are very difficult times for organizations and their families.  Many businesses will be negatively impacted by this Covid-19 virus and will struggle to survive.  And if they survive this crisis, then they will be challenged with a whole ‘new’ world of higher customer expectations.

So, let’s be proactive and not reactive!  Let’s take this time when staff are working from home to gain the critical knowledge they will need to be prepared, and support your efforts when the crisis is over.

Lean Advisors has a full interactive Online Yellow Belt Lean Program already used effectively by hundreds of companies, big and small, both manufacturing and service type, around North America.  The learning/knowledge from these Online programs has trained staff on how to adapt and apply Lean to become more flexible, and be able to make them more competitive and successful.

This virus will be beat!  It will change the world but you can be ready for the post viral economic demands and expectations of your customers.

Please stay safe!

News & Events

2024: Business Survival Year - Time to take Control

More recently however, the smaller companies we talk to are feeling less important and excited about building the future for themselves and their employees. An overwhelming number feel that they are being attacked, left behind, and unappreciated.

The frustration for business owners and management teams is that they don't feel they have a lot options, as most of the cost impact is out of their control, mandated by government and companies much larger than they are.

So, what are their options… Read more »

Measurements Can Misinform and Cloud Decision-Making

I recently came across an article in the National Post titled, 'Our Economy Doing Worse Than They Say' by Adam Zivo (December 28, 2023). The article focused on how a country's economic status can be misled by not assessing numbers and indicators properly, which in turn leads to a false comfort level amongst citizens and those leading the country. His findings and thoughts led me to thinking about the similarity to situations we have witnessed with businesses/organizations over the past 25 years, throughout North America. We repeatedly encountered companies that were using numbers and financial indicators that limited their understanding of how well the company was doing.… Read more »

Smaller Organizations/Businesses - Lean Is the Key to Success During Economic Downturn!

Most businesses are in a state of desperation caused by an unstable economy – higher prices for supplies, labour challenges, and customers spending habits changing during these inflationary times. The good news for owners/leaders is, there are actions fully under their control that they can do to relieve their anxiety and make them more profitable. Read more »

Improving Home Healthcare and Hospice

Home Healthcare and Hospice organizations are facing many challenges including Government regulations, and the ability to hire enough professional staff including nurses.

It is more critical that ever to ensure their processes, especially the information and communication flows, are at a high-level efficiency and effectiveness to maximize profits, increase capabilities and level of care to their patients.

After working with many Home Healthcare and Hospice organizations, we have uncovered the key areas/processes that should be prioritized for improvement – we call them the ‘4 Pillars’… Read more »

Small Business Corporate Learning & Development Improvement Performance

Smaller business are reaping immediate benefits of Lean

Small Business Results Quote

“The support of St. Lawrence College, and the expertise of Lean Advisors, has transformed our company from a surviving business, to a thriving business.  Our staff are engaged and now have an elevated sense of pride in their work.  All of us are focused on providing ‘value’ to our customers and removing waste in all our processes leading to less cost, higher quality and service.  We have been recognized in the community as a leader and recently won ‘Business of the Year’ award.  We appreciate the efforts of both St. Lawrence College and Lean Advisors and look forward to working with them as we continually take our business to the next level.  From all of us, THANKS.”
Steve Bernard, President/Owner – Auto Service Kingston Inc.

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