True Lean™ at the University of Kentucky

Week 1 Certification attendees work in the lab.

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

homepage_class_sm2We 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, True Lean™ principles apply to any enterprise and our tools work on any process.

Administrative Support
Apply lean principles and practices to administrative processes
  • improve organizational performance
  • stabilize and streamline processes
  • improve predictability in transactions, document flow and information management
Apply lean principles and practices in the industrial sector
  • increase productivity
  • improve quality
  • eliminate waste
  • improve work methods
Health Care
Apply lean principles and practices in healthcare
  • reduce cost
  • eliminate errors
  • prevent patient harm
  • improve quality
  • increase affordability


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

Photos by Joseph Rey Au, 2017

  • Toyota/UK
    partnership since 1994

    - 23 + years experience training TPS
    - Toyota Executive in Residence program
    - instructors who are former Toyota employees

    We share our knowledge
    and experience to
    help you reach

    - total system implementation
    - lean culture
    - sustainable results



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