The mission of the LLW Institute

Our mission is to prepare and provide world class leaders in industry with the practical application of the Lean Leadership Way, which has many of its roots derived from the Japanese motor manufacturing lean methodology.


A true lean leader creates an environment favourable for self-reflection (Hansei), resulting in new ideas and commitment.


Inspired and involved employees generate ideas (Kaizen) which influence their working environment.


Employees who generated the ideas themselves will be more involved in implementing the proposed changes.

Members of the Institute have an access to practical solutions and can benefit from the knowledge of the best experts. Being a member of it is a privilege and pride in being able to broaden your knowledge and share your leadership experience.

The Institute prepares reports, analyses, articles and studies for its members on best business practices and organisations dealing with lean leadership issues, workshops and conferences.

LLW Institute has developed its own unique learning and development program that combines leadership competence with lean tools, principles and values from the automotive industry.

The Program for Continuous Improvement and Certificate Program offered by the Institute confirm and declare the best employers and leaders of continuous improvement in the industry, where respect for people and building trust are the basis for production management every day.

LLW Institute UK Panel Program

The Institute's Program Board has implemented lean management programs in more than 1,000 companies from all over the world. Members of the Board are directly involved in the industry and work at the Institute pro bono.
Lean Practitioners Advisory Board


Management and Leadership Council


UK Industry Best Practices Association


Learning materials

Access to exclusive learning materials

Best practices

Description of best practices to be implemented in your company

Information about conferences

Learn first about events for Lean practitioners


Lean Leadership Way Institute, LLW-Institute

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