West MICHIGAN Lakeshore

September 24-26, 2024


  • Each team must consist of six members.
  • Teams will compete in a live Kaizen-type event during the Lean Solutions Summit.
  • Utilize appropriate Lean tools and methodologies to transform a poorly performing process within the given time frame.
  • Maintain professionalism and sportsmanship throughout the competition.
  • Teams must adhere to the principles of Lean methodology, focusing on waste reduction and process improvement.
  • Respect judges, observers, and fellow competitors at all times.
  • Any disputes or concerns should be brought to the attention of the event organizers promptly.
  • The decision of the judges is final.
  • Teams must show their work visually for judges and spectators
  • Have fun, learn, and showcase your Lean expertise!

This year the Lean Excellence World
Championship comes to the Summit 

A thrilling showcase of skill, strategy, and innovation. 

Teams of six individuals each converge to compete in a live Kaizen-type event, tasked with transforming a poorly performing process into a model of efficiency and excellence. 

Armed with Lean tools and methodologies, competitors race against the clock to tackle real-world challenges like poor quality, machine downtime, and inventory chaos. As pressure mounts, teams must showcase not only technical prowess but also effective collaboration, testing their Lean expertise and teamwork.

Teams embark on a high-stakes journey to unravel inefficiencies and implement ingenious solutions within a condensed time frame. Spectators witness innovation and determination as flawed processes transform into streamlined operations. With every moment and improvement crucial, the competition fosters camaraderie and inspires excellence.

More than just a competition, the Lean Excellence World Championship celebrates Lean principles in action. Teams exemplify waste reduction, continuous improvement, and respect for people. Beyond seeking the title, participants gain invaluable insights and experiences that drive efficiency and effectiveness. The championship inspires a new era of Lean practitioners to innovate and make lasting impacts.

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