Our science partners

The best partners help us to make lean transformation transparent.

We are very happy to be able to present to you scientific partners who have achieved world class in subsectors or in the comprehensive interaction of lean mechanisms.

It gives us great pleasure to welcome you in our Lean Community.

Universidade Metodista de Piracicaba - UNIMEP (Brazil)

Laboratório de Sistemas Computacionais para Projeto e Manufatura - SCPM

The Computing Systems Lab for UNIMEP’s Manufacturing Project develops its learning research activities focusing the manufacturing process development process integration, particularly, the product process interface. Its services are organized in 3 research lines: Product Integrated Development (CAx, PDM, PLM); Monitoring of Machining Process with Very High Speed Cutting; Digital Fabric. The focus is in the applied research and in partnership with the industry. 

“The manufacturing area is a HUB for the companies, and the complexity of this area trends to increase significantly in the future, due to new materials, new productive processes, new requirements of the products and, especially, due to a crescent customization and reduction of the products lifecycle. Thus, the improvements that consider only the technological innovations are not enough to attend the new challenges. The learning of the experience on the production management area, the continuous improvement of the operational and organizational processes, as soon as the productive process sustainability, become more important and fundamental each day to the company’s success. The focus on the professional experience along all the innovation process chain.“

Dr. Jeffrey K. Liker, University of Michigan (USA)

Our partnership with Jeffrey K. Liker covers public events, seminars and in-house training sessions on the success factors of integrated lean management within companies.

Jeffrey Liker is author of the successful series:

  • The Toyota Way, January, 2004 by McGraw-Hill
  • The Toyota Way Fieldbook, October, 2005 by McGraw-Hill
  • Toyota's Product Development System with James Morgan, 2006, by Productivity Press
  • Toyota Talent: Developing People the Toyota Way, April 29, 2007 by McGraw-Hill
  • Toyota Culture: The Heart and Soul of the Toyota Way, 2008 by McGraw-Hill

11-times winner of the Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing Research

Lean Enterprise China, Inc. (China)

Lean Enterprise China (LEC) is a not-for-profit research organization aimed at promoting and educating Lean Thinking in China. LEC is the only authorized organization in China with the intellectual property of books and knowledge from LEI, the global lean leading organization located in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

LEC is one of the 18 country affiliates of Lean Global Network.