The Lean Advancement Initiative (LAI) website is a global digital resource that offers accessible, online products and tools to enable and accelerate the transformation of complex enterprises.
Founded in 1993 as a research consortium, LAI’s collaborative partnerships with industry, government, and academic partners fostered the development of institutional principles, processes, behaviors, and tools for enterprise excellence. More than 225 graduate students from across MIT completed master’s and doctoral theses within LAI. To view the theses, visit dpace.mit.edu — keyword LAI.
LAI developed an array of unique products and tools to help organizations assess, analyze, transform, and architect their enterprises. Resources include: the Lean Enterprise Self-Assessment Tool, Enterprise Transformation Roadmap, Enterprise Strategic Analysis for Transformation, Product Development Value Stream Mapping Manual, and Systems Engineering Leading Indicators Guide Version 2.0. To access these tools, click on the links or visit lean.mit.edu.
Current and new sponsored research projects with collaborating partners in government and industry will continue through the MIT Sociotechnical Systems Research Center (SSRC). Learn more about current LAI research. Please address questions to email@example.com.