It's possible to do more with less – which is important in Alberta's economy today, more than ever before.

By understanding the principles of Lean, business owners and managers can begin to lead change in their organizations, get employees engaged in solving problems, and begin to integrate continuous improvement thinking into their corporate culture. All of that will result in improved productivity and a happier customer.

No matter what your organization does, Lean will help you do it better. Lean methodology is being applied in a broad range of enterprises including construction, engineering, architecture, manufacturing, processing, health care, banking, and government services.

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Upcoming Events:


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The next Lean Coffee session will be: January 25th from 7:30 am – 9:30 am at the Edmonton Construction Association (10215 176 Street)

Guest Speaker: Avel Espiritu, Red-5

Topic: 5S – A Workplace Organization Methodology

Synopsis: Have you heard of “visual workplace” or wondered how to setup “visual controls” for your team? The term “5S” come from 5 Japanese actions, and applied systematically and thoroughly can transform your workplace. Avel – a Lean practitioner from the Edmonton community of practice – will be offering his insight into this engaging topic. 5S is a methodology for organizing your workplace and is considered one of the first steps towards setting up a continuous improvement culture.

The presentation will be followed by a Lean Coffee style question & answer period, so you can dive into this topic even deeper with your peers.


7:30 - 8:15 - Speaker / Presentation

8:15 - 9:15 - Lean Coffee Question/Answer

9:15 - 9:30 - Plus / Delta Close-out

The LCI Edmonton Community of Practice hosts a bi-weekly Lean Coffee from 7:30-9am (locations vary). Lean practitioners from across the industry meet to discuss various Lean issues and lessons learned through a "structured agendaless" process whereby attendees decide the topics of conversation for the day.  All are welcome, from beginners to Lean experts, and there is no expectations for participation - some people come to every meeting, others come when they can.  The meetings are fun and tend to include a lot of laughter and we'd love to see you there.

For more information, or to be added to our mailout and CoP message board, please contact Avel Espiritu at Red-5. 

This is a program organized by the LCI-Canada Edmonton Community of Practice (CoP). More information LEAN practice and culture can be found at!