Welcome Message from Lindsay Lapatinsky, Chair, Lean Enterprise Division
31517f1709103cfff3ecf1aeb6d80e8d-huge-liWelcome aboard to the new myASQ Community site for the Lean Enterprise Division (LED)!  This will be an interactive site is focused on advancing LEAN knowledge. Here we will be providing discussion forums, webinars, and an opportunity to build your network! If you have any questions, feel free to create your own discussion or jump into some of the ones that are already started.
Please introduce yourself in the introduction discussion board and get to know some of your fellow LED members! (Discussion board Link).  Our LED hosted webinar are monthly.  You can find more information in our events portion of our community!
Again, welcome to the myASQ LED Community. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to reach out.


  • ASQ LED August 2020 Webinar (on Wednesday, 12 August)
    Topic "Process Design Under Duress" (0.1 RUs) with Bill Hathaway, CEO - MoreSteam.com      How do you "pivot" with confidence?      We're all trying to get it right in a time when there are no best practices to follow. Risk has skyrocketed. Time is more critical than ever. Right now, there is little or no opportunity to run multiple iterations of pilots when ... more
  • Lean Enterprise Division Address to our Members
    Dear Lean Enterprise Division Members, The Division Management Committee wants to echo the message from the ASQ and ASQE Boards of Directors. It is unacceptable that it took an inexcusable loss of life, caught on video, to escalate this systemic issue that is rooted in our society. We condemn these disturbing, racist acts and stand in solidarity & ... more
  • ASQ LED June 2020 E-Zine Now Available
    You can find the latest June 2020 edition of our LED e-Zine in the file  Folder  at  2020 Volume 4 Issue 3 e-Zine This issue has a recap of ASQ's virtual World Conference on Quality and Improvement (WCQI) held on May 6.  It also contains an excellent article by Andre Kirkland on " Machine Learning in Operations (MLOps) - A Trend with Challenges ". more

Upcoming Events


Recent Discussions

Frank Murdock
Just saw a very cool webinar hosted by the ASQ East North Central Region (thanks Therese!) on how to remotely engage ...
Frank Murdock May '20
Thank you for posting. I just watched the webinar and have asked our IT department about whiteboard sharing tools ...
Lissette Contreras
Hi All! Looking for feedback from anyone who has developed and implemented a successful Lean Coach Development ...
    Hi Lissette Contreras ‍ 

    I have not direct experience but I suggest initially to separate Coaching & Lean ...
    David Harry
    This is a discussion of our ASQ LED eZine Publications.  We welcome your comments and ideas for eZine content.
    We ...
    David Harry Feb '20
    You can find the latest February 2020 Special Edition edition of our LED e-Zine in the file Folder at  2020 Volume 4 ...
    William Hoddy
    Hello.  I am on the planning committee for the next CAT Dealership Continuous Improvement conference which is ...
    William Hoddy Jan '20
    Hank Czarnecki
    If you had to recommend LEAN books, what would you suggest for a Beginning, Moderate and Advanced Practitioner?? ...
    Hank Czarnecki Nov '19
    Here are my initial thoughts:
    Beginning Practitioner
    "What is Lean Six Sigma" by Mike George, Dave Rowlands & Bill ...
    The Lean Enterprise Division E-Zine is a great place to start, of course! 

    Thanks Dave for the book ...
    My two favorite Lean  books are:
    1- The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles from the World's Greatest ...
    Who am I? Jose Luis Ruiz G. LSSBB.

    What do I do? I work for a LINCRECE consultancy, to Pharmaceutical sector, Food and ...
    My favorite LEAN book of the last few years was Art Smalley's Four Types of Problems (came out in 2018), I wrote a ...
    This is a little off topic but 8 years ago I was reading U.S.Grant’s Memoirs and found the following example of ...
    Lindsay Lapatinsky
    1 13
    Do you have questions that you're just itching to ask someone? Are you new to the division and/or ASQ & confused ...
    Thanks Lindsay!
    David Harry
    Many have asked me How I  Join the myASQ LED Community?
    I have replied to many that there is a 
    Click on "Communities" ...
    David Harry Oct '19
    David Harry
    Link to latest Lean Enterprise Division e-Zine.
    Tell us what you think. What do you like and want to see more of?
    David Harry Sep '19
    David Harry
    The subject of "Thought Leadership" came up at our recent LED Strategic Planning Offsite.  We want our LED to be ...
    David Harry Sep '19
    Businesses are growing at exponential rates. It is incredibly important that we use the tools that are available ...
    Thanks Kevin,

    One definition states "A thought leader is an individual or firm that is recognized as an authority ...
    David Harry
    There are may ways to start a Lean Journey.  What are the best tips you can share?
    David Harry Sep '19
    One neat video about successfully starting a Lean journey is by Lean enthusiast Paul Akers from 2017.  Some good ...
    Phil Akers high level overview is great! 

    I actually use my iPhone and my iPad for video production, though, I enjoy ...
    One tip that I can provide is use the language often.

    At home, I talk about improving processes, down to how we clean ...

    Kevin Hinkle :
    One tip that I can provide is use the language often.

    At home, I talk about improving processes, down ...

    Start with why as well as what is in it for them.  For instance, too often Lean is portrayed as financially driven.  ...

    Latest Resources

    There are no Resources to display.

    Community Information

    The Lean Enterprise Division (LED) is a global network of professionals helping individuals and organizations apply proven and leading edge Lean principles and practices to achieve dramatic results for personal and organizational success.

    Our vision is to create a world where everyone, everywhere works together to apply Lean principles and methods to achieve their personal and organizational goals.