Lean Industrial Engineering
Made Easy

Now you can access the simulation modeling tools, step-by-step methodologies, and training courses necessary to eliminate waste, increase productivity, and design the most efficient production lines in industry.

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Introducing the Lean Design Studio

What's included?

Foundation Skills

Foundation Skills

Specialized Lean Industrial Engineering online courses in Mixed Model Line Design and Mixed Model Material Management.

Simulation

Simulation

Easy-to-use simulation modeling software designed specifically for Lean professionals and Value Stream design.

Advanced Topics

Advanced Topics

New training exercises and mini-courses released weekly.

Mastermind

Mastermind

Communicate with other Lean Specialists. Become a part of the community!

Checklists

Checklists

Actionable steps for designing world-class Lean production lines and material delivery systems.

How to Design a Lean Production Line

Get Trained

Get Trained

The Lean Design Studio includes both of our flagship courses: Mixed Model Line Design and Mixed Model Material Management. If you want to learn our methodology this is the place to start.
Follow the Checklists

Follow the Checklists

Each principle -- Line Design and Material Management -- has been broken down into a series of steps. These steps were developed over 25 years of implementation projects. There is no guess work involved.
Test Your Designs

Test Your Designs

By following the Checklists, you will have collected a huge amount of hard data. This is the same data that you will need to build a simulation model. We have built an easy-to-use simulation software specifically for our Lean Industrial Engineering methodology.

Simulation Software Built
for Value Stream Design

The Lean Design Simulator cuts through the unnecessary bells and whistles of other, more expensive simulation modeling softwares to give you exactly what you need to design optimal processes and value streams. We have been using this simulation software for several years in our own Lean consulting practice. The Lean Design Simulator was custom-built for our Lean Industrial Engineering methodology, and has been used on implementation projects for some of the biggest names in industry.

Too many plants skip simulation on things like improvement projects and Kaizen events simply because of the software requirements – whether it is too hard to use or the individual licenses are too expensive for everyone to have one or, in many cases, there is an assigned Simulation team that doesn’t have time for smaller projects, even if simulation would be helpful.

By creating the Lean Design Simulator, we are attempting to put the power back into the hands of the Engineers and Lean Specialists actually involved in designing the value streams.

Once you are finished building your model in a series of Excel worksheets, simply upload the file to the Lean Design Simulator and run the model. Within seconds, the Lean Design Simulator will return a spreadsheet with station-by-station detailed analysis of throughput, utilization, blocked time, waiting time, move time and other key parameters.

Simulation modeling is now as simple
as filling out an Excel spreadsheet

Short Learning Curve

Short Learning Curve

Most simulation software requires a hefty investment of your time to get up to speed. You can be building sophisticated models using the Lean Design Simulator within a few hours.

Eliminate Bottlenecks

Eliminate Bottlenecks

Analyze each resource down to the workstation level for utilization, time spent blocked or waiting, and idle time. Learn how to identify bottlenecks, and how to fix them.

Test for Variability

Test for Variability

Set process time variability levels, buffers, and easily add or remove resources and workers. You will end up with a better design that meets your performance goals!

Keep Your Data Secure

Keep Your Data Secure

The Lean Design Simulator eliminates the risk of any data-breaches by storing all of your data locally. Run your macro-free data file in our browser-based software, download your results. Nothing is saved to a server.

Use for Kaizen Events

Use for Kaizen Events

The time required to build a model is short, so you can even incorporate the use of simulation modeling into your Kaizen events, and analyze suggested process changes real-time.

Achieve Design Goals

Achieve Design Goals

You don't want to have to fix your design after it is already implemented. Test it first in a low-cost environment, and reduce or eliminate the need for post-implementation Kaizen.

Online Courses

Our online courses are highly specialized to the necessary Lean Industrial Engineering skillset. Each lesson includes a quiz at the end to help you to retain as much information as possible. The courses are designed to correspond to our step-by-step Checklists. If you are following the Checklists and run into a concept that you do not understand, it will be covered thoroughly in the online courses.

Mixed Model Line Design

Mixed Model Line Design

Mixed Model Line Design is the step-by-step methodology for designing high-mix production lines or value streams. The result is a production line that can manufacture a large number of different products and options, with high efficiency and quality.

The tools of Mixed Model Line Design allow the design of lines that can handle inevitable changes in mix and volume, without degrading throughput or productivity. And they avoid the need for batching models, and for extensive and costly line changeovers.

Take the free introductory course:

Introductory Course


Mixed Model Material Management

Mixed Model Material Management

By the end of this course, you will understand how to design a material delivery system that supports the management of a large number of different products, options, and items, with high efficiency and quality. We would go so far as to claim that your material delivery system, following our methodology, will essentially shortage-proof your production lines.

The tools of Mixed Model Material Flow can handle inevitable changes in mix and volume, without delaying or stopping the line. And they can do so efficiently, without overstaffing or wasteful material delivery activity.

Take the free introductory course:

Introductory Course

Lean Industrial Engineering Tools

Checklists

Checklists

How do you gather the necessary data to build an accurate simulation model? There's no mystery or guessing involved. All you have to do is follow these step-by-step instructions.

We know the methodology works because it has been battle tested from over two decades of real world implementations.

Mastermind

Mastermind

We are compiling a collection of simulation tips and Lean expertise from the Lean Design Studio community.

Have a question? Come up with a new use for the Lean Design Simulator? We want to hear from you!

Advanced Topics

Advanced Topics

Every week we release exclusive trainings that are only available to Lean Design Studio members. Expect videos, white papers, and even mini-courses.

We have a long list of subjects to pull from, but we will also teach specific trainings based on requests from our members.

Who We Are

Who We Are

Gerard Leone and Richard Rahn are the founders of Leonardo Group Americas. They have led Lean projects with some of the world's most successful companies, have co-authored eight books on Lean subjects, created the Lean Design Simulator, and specialize in Lean Design for manufacturing and healthcare clients.

30 Day Money Back Guarantee

30 Day Money Back Guarantee

Go ahead and take the Lean Design Studio for a test drive with our 30 Day 100% Money Back Guarantee. If you don't feel like you're getting what you hoped for out of our site in that time, and you decide you want to cancel any time within the first 30 days, we'll send you a full refund.

We believe that you will see huge benefits by using the Lean Design Studio, and we want to you to be excited to put our methodology to work for your company.

Includes:

  • Lean Design Simulator
  • Simulator Support and User Guide
  • Mixed Model Line Design Online Course (8+ hours of content)
  • Mixed Model Material Management Online Course (7+ hours of content)
  • Mixed Model Checklists
  • Lean Design Mastermind
  • Subscription to weekly Advanced Topics presentation
  • Unlimited access to Advanced Topics archives
  • Complete access to all new courses that are added
Duration: 1 month
Price: $47.00