Lean Global Network
In response to the success and impact that lean institutes led by Jim Womack (USA), Dan Jones (UK) and Jose Ferro (Brazil) had over the past decade, a community of lean thinkers and a network of organizations gradually began to form around the globe. This network was formally chartered in September 2007. Currently, the Lean Global Network is comprised of 18 nonprofit, education-oriented organizations throughout the world – members of the network are known as Affiliates.
The Purpose of affiliates is to help individuals and organizations undertake lean journeys and transformations. Affiliates are expected to 1) develop lean knowledge – via new research and translations; 2) disseminate this lean knowledge, and 3) most importantly – build a community of lean practitioners and leaders to undertake lean transformations within organizations.