Lean is a systematic approach to doing business that saves time, money, and resources while reducing waste and focusing on continuous improvement. When implemented as an overarching business philosophy, lean methodology drives sustainable improvements and results within an organization.

Boost your team’s commitment to lean with flexible, interactive, and effective learning solutions from Tooling U-SME. From online classes to certifications, and from books and videos to Instructor-Led Training, our learning solutions reflect our instructional design strength and more than 85 years of working with manufacturers.

Online Classes

Easy to use, interactive, and engaging classes at your fingertips.

Instructor-Led Training

Real-world knowledge in a face-to-face instructional format.


The industry’s leading certification for validating knowledge of lean principles and processes.

Books and Videos

Nearly 200 books, eBooks, DVDs, and streaming video on lean topics.

Learning Services

Our full-service consulting group can create a custom training program to help your team take your lean strategy to the next level.


Learn more about lean methodology and how it fosters long-term competitive success.