Operational Excellence Delivered Through Lean Management Training

True North Excellence

Inspiring, Engaging and Sustaining your Pursuit of Excellence

Best Practice

Drawing on our network of internationally-acclaimed Lean experts and organisations, True North Excellence will share the secrets of Lean success with a series of best practice events.
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Training &

 Virtual Training with Coaching (VTC). All our training courses are now delivered 100% online through our  best practice method of VTC. Our range of Lean training through VTC can effectively and efficiently develop Lean skills and talent, anywhere in the world.
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90% of all Lean implementations fail to sustain the cultural change required, leading to frustration, expense and often a lack of confidence in company leadership. Because our experts know the pitfalls, we can show you how to avoid them.
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Successful manufacturing businesses know the competitive advantage that comes from a Lean Management culture. From adapting the Toyota Production System and embracing the Toyota Way philosophy. It’s highly valued, and highly effective. But only when it works. Only when you make excellence a habit, not an aspiration.

The pursuit of excellence is achievable through adopting a TPS culture, but 90% of companies fail. Because they continue to do the wrong things. They can’t implement or sustain a Lean culture mindset.

They need inspiration. Education. Guidance.

They need True North Excellence.

We inspire, we train, and we sustain your success.


Toyota Kata for Daily Improvement

  • Module 1: 5th October 2021
  • Module 2: 12th October 2021
  • Module 3: 19th October 2021
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Financial Analysis and Decision Making for Lean Companies

  • Module 1: 8th July 2021
  • Module 2: 15th July 2021
  • Module 3: 22nd July 2021
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Creating Visual Management Systems

  • Module 1: 2nd November 2021
  • Module 2: 9th November 2021
  • Module 3: 16th November 2021
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Practical Problem Solving Using A3 Thinking

  • Module 1: 29th September 2021
  • Module 2: 6th October 2021
  • Module 3: 13th October 2021
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Journey to Excellence 2021

Journey to Excellence 2021

17th-18th November 2021

Hotel Football, Manchester, UK

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Lean Office & Services

  • Lean Office Yellow Belt date to be announced
  • Lean Office Green Belt date to be announced
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“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

Will Durant 1926, inspired by Aristotle

Three Paths to the Lean Excellence Journey

Our Lean Management training programmes and expert consulting makes sure you won’t fail.
We help you do the right thing in any situation by:

Inspiring your people and providing insight through Best Practice Events

Engaging and developing your people through expert led Training and Education

Sustaining your pursuit to excellence from the start with our Consulting Services 

“I was a little sceptical going into the 'online' training course, however it has been great. Fantastic to take some time out to reflect, revisit some previously learned competencies and learn new ways of thinking and addressing issues...….great work guys !”

D LawsonOperations Director, Dover Fueling Solutions, November 2020

“I have really enjoyed it and found it to be engaging and inspiring. The blend of training and coaching is particularly effective. The management of the virtual meetings is done really well, and the environment is friendly. In many ways I prefer this delivery method to an off-site training course. It avoids the travel and time away from work. And the way the course is spread over time allows the content to be digested and explored in more practical ways with the coach.”

K GriceManufacturing Manager, Hexion, November 2020

“I expected the virtual course it to be of a high standard and it has been. I think the coaching is a masterstroke which has taken the course to a much more meaningful level. i like that the course uses a broad series of techniques and experience which are not just the usual suspects.”

L BarkerOperations Director, Dakin Flathers Ltd, December 2020

Start Doing the Right Thing,
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Achieving operational excellence is a journey, and like any journey it starts with a first step.

Find out more. Take the right first step for your business, and contact True North Excellence to discuss your goals and Lean training and development options.

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