True Lean at the University of Kentucky

Certification attendees performing a lab exercise in the program's simulated cylinder/regulator factory.

Our focus is true lean knowledge transfer

  • showing how to establish
    • goals and targets
    • behaviors/expectations
    • two-way communication
  • providing hands-on experience in specially designed labs

We offer varied opportunities

  • begin with leadership development and certification on campus or in your facility
  • continued coaching and knowledge transfer in your facility by former Toyota staff
  • staying in touch – all clients are encouraged to contact instructors for
    additional development

Who can benefit from True Lean?

From banks to nonprofits, offices to hospitals, manufacturers to suppliers, restaurants to food processors – our principles apply to any enterprise and our tools work on any process.

Administrative Support
When lean principles and practices are applied to administrative processes, it improves organizational performance. Learn to stabilize and streamline processes and improve predictability in transactions, document flow and information management.
Lean Systems in the industrial sector gives you the tools you need to increase productivity and improve quality while still being able to eliminate waste and improve work methods at the same time. Any industrial endeavor will see positive results.
 Health Care
Lean Systems in healthcare can reduce cost, eliminate errors and prevent patient harm. We teach you how to apply lean principles in your organization to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare.


You can learn more by

  • exploring our website
  • contacting Sandra Dunn – 859-257-4886. She can
    • provide additional information
    • arrange a visit to UK for a discussion of our services and tour of our facilities
    • set up a conference call with the program director or instructors
    • arrange for our program director or instructors to visit your facility
    • register you for courses
    • set up on-site or dedicated courses, coaching, or assistance


  • Toyota/UK
    partnership since 1994

    • - 23 + years experience training in TPS
    • - Toyota Executive in Residence program

    We share our knowledge
    and experience to
    help you reach

    • - total system implementation
    • - lean culture
    • - sustainable results


    Series Five

    July 7-11, 2017
    August 21-25, 2017
    September 18-22, 2017

    UK Campus Lexington, KY

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    Series Six

    July 24-28, 2017
    August 21-25, 2017
    September 25-29, 2017

    UK Campus Lexington, KY

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    Total Productive Maintenance

    April 26-28, 2017

    May 23-25, 2017

    UK Campus Lexington, KY

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    Lean Executive Leadership Institute

    April 25-27, 2017

    UK Campus Lexington, KY

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    People Side of True Lean

    July 18-19, 2017

    October 17-18, 2017

    UK Campus Lexington, KY

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