Making the World Better by Advancing Lean Thinking and Practice – Lean Enterprise Institute

The James P. Womack Scholarship and Philanthropy Fund (JPW Fund) was created with the goal of creating and providing innovative gemba-based learning opportunities in order to develop more lean thinkers.

The Fund epitomizes the use of lean principles and practices, including eliminating waste in work processes, going to the gemba, using plan-do-check-act (PDCA) problem-solving based in experimentation, and working to improve the lives of everyone involved in value-creation. 

The article explains the history of the Fund, and how it partners with students from a select few universities and identified nonprofits in their area to develop these new learners while having significant impact on the local community.

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