Lean Quest


16541 Gothard Street
Suite 105
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
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Tel: 714.596.3756
Fax: 714.596.3786
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Knowledge transfer and the development of our clients’ capabilities are fundamental to the Lean Quest approach. The knowledge transfer comes primarily from hands-on coaching and consulting, supported and enhanced by a foundation of effective and targeted training. 

To ensure our training offerings are effective, Lean Quest has studied adult learning and has incorporated this into the design of our training programs. All of our training programs combine a combination of classroom learning with simulations and exercises, with the goal of immediate application in the workplace.


The Lean Quest training programs can be accessed through a number of different channels including: 

  • Public Workshops

  • Private Workshops

  • Embedded with Consulting and Coaching Activities 

  • Online Training (COMING SOON) 


To support the training and to acknowledge the accomplishment of learning goals, Lean Quest has joined with a consortium of other Lean Consulting specialists to create GetLeanCertified.com. Through GetLeanCertified.com we two types of certifications:

  • “Certificates of Completion” – issued to individuals that have completed a training program (one or more classes) to the satisfaction of a consortium member

  • “Certified Lean” – issued to individuals that have completed a training program and demonstrated a capability through an actual project(s) that have been reviewed and certified by a consortium member.




Lean Quest has designed a series of workshops that are a cost-effective way to introduce all employees to the fundamental concepts of Lean that the organization is implementing. These workshops range from introductory topics to advanced concepts. These workshops are particularly effective at building the awareness that is required to create the foundational knowledge needed to address complex activities. Examples of these workshops include:

Taste of Lean 

  • Introduction to the Lean Values, Principles and Capabilities

  • Includes hands-on simulation 

  • 0.5- and 1-day formats available

Problem Solving / Kaizen Workshop

  • Introduction to the 7-Step Problem Solving Process plus the tools of problems grouped into four groups: Define the Problem, Data Analysis, Solutions / Actions, and Sustainment

  • Includes hands-on simulation and exercises 

  • 1- to 5-day formats available

Advanced Lean Warehousing 

  • Hands-on workshop to explore the critical concepts of a Lean Warehouse including Lean Storage and a Just In Time operation

  • Includes hands-on simulation and exercises 

  • 1- and 2-day formats available

Lean Supply Chains (Sell 1 Buy 1)

  • Introduces the fundamental concepts of a Lean pull-based supply chain, demonstrates how a sell 1 buy 1 replenishment system can combat the “bullwhip” effect  

  • Includes hands-on simulation 

  • 0.5- and 1-day formats available

Foundations Workshop

  • Hand-on workshop for the concepts and tools for implementing and sustaining Standard Work

  • Includes hands-on exercises 

  • 3- to 5-day formats available

Value Stream Mapping Workshop

  • Hands-on workshop to learn how construct a value stream map and to develop an improvement plan for one of your processes

  • Includes hands-on exercise 

  • 3- to 5-day formats available

Lean Storage Techniques 

  • Hands-on workshop to learn and explore the application of the 7-Lean Storage Techniques 

  • Includes hands-on activities

  • 0.5- to 2-day formats available

Lean Project Management 

  • Hands-on workshop on applying the Lean Values, Principles and Capabilities to project management and to create the visuals for one of your projects

  • Includes hands-on exercise 

  • 1- to 3-day formats available


Training Embedded with Consulting and Coaching Activities 


Training workshops are useful for awareness training and establishing a foundation of knowledge, and many of the workshops listed above have actual application built into them. However, the most effective preparation for more specific or involved topics is through just-in-time training with immediate use.

At Lean Quest, we have learned the most effective training is embedded with consulting and coaching activities. Nearly all of our consulting activities have an element of training built into them. The results are small compact training opportunities that are easier absorb and increased retention because of the immediate coaching and hands-on application. To facilitate these activities the entire Lean Quest curriculum is available in this format.


Lean Warehousing Webinar
July 20, 2012


During this webinar, attendees were introduced to:

  • Isolating the key elements of Lean thinking to be used in the warehouse

  • Utilizing Lean tools to reduce waste in the warehouse

  • Creating a warehouse operation based on visual management and real time problem solving

  • Creating collaboration between warehousing and other functional areas


Manny Cantone with LeanQuest discussed how to bring Lean principles into the warehouse and distribution center and covered the topics which are part of our Lean Warehousing professional education course.


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