Who We Are

Lean Partners consistently builds and nurtures relationships with our clients to better understand their goals and internal culture. 

The product of these relationship-building events allows Lean Partners to implement lean and six sigma tools that are not only value for work outputs, but also for organizational culture. We offer a full suite of services, which separates us from the rest. 

Our experts specialize in lean consulting, executive coaching, leadership development, lean strategy, kaizen facilitation, six sigma project leadership, and employee training.  

Case Study: Douglas Electrical Components 

Our Lean Consulting Results

This video shows how we have been helping Douglas Electrical Components significantly improve quality, productivity, delivery, and employee engagement through implementing lean throughout their organization. It all started with understanding their needs and putting a plan together with Ed Douglas and team.  

We are happy to offer a free lean assessment for your organization, which would include a customized roadmap and ROI calculation. This is a no obligation assessment- feel free to use it however you wish.

We are confident you will find our approach unique and our experience in understanding your needs and translating that into a vision and plan second to none. Our goal is that you will see this investment of time with Lean Partners as extremely valuable to your organization.

We Offer The Following Services

Lean Consulting - Executive Coaching - Leadership Development - Kaizen Facilitation - Change Agent Development - Business Process Improvement - Operations Consulting - Six Sigma Consulting 

Our Process

Our approach is to facilitate the implementation of an effective strategy deployment system and teach your leadership team to manage it on an ongoing basis. 

We will provide the tools, structure, and support required to develop a continuous improvement system that will be the primary means for ongoing sustained improvements.

The objective is for your leadership team to be confident in their strategies and have metrics in place to measure the organization’s progress. There is a continuous improvement system in place that utilizes Lean and Six Sigma tools, Kaizen and DMAIC methodologies, along with daily improvement.  

The Lean Partners Story

Lean Partners was formed in 2003 in the Twin Cities by Tom Barrett and Steve Lage. The company grew solely by referrals from satisfied clients to become the leading Minnesota-based consulting firm focused on Lean, Six Sigma and organizational development. The Iowa division was created in 2008. 

Our approach to create solutions for our clients is what we take pride in. We understand your needs. Every organization has unique challenges and opportunities ,which usually make cookie-cutter solutions ineffective. With a clear direction and implementation plan in hand, we work side-by-side with your leadership team and employees to create sustainable and measurable improvements that generate bottom line results and engage critical early adopters.  

We Would Love to Talk With You About Your Needs