Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma Definitions

Glossary terms, history, people and definitions about Lean and Six Sigma


KataLab is an approach developed for the nonprofit food bank Moisson Montréal by co-authors of the Toyota Kata Memory Jogger: Jean-Marc Legentil and Marc-Olivier Legentil, along with HEC Montreal professor Sylvain Landry

They used the principles of the Toyota Kata approach to create a 2-day workshop format for helping the food bank increase its food production during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The typical format for the 2-day workshop:

  • Day 1 (Morning) – Intro to Toyota Kata training (with puzzle exercise)
  • Day 1 (Afternoon) – Discover current condition over a few rounds of exploration
  • Day 2 (Morning) – 3 rounds of experiments to improve, run process for 30 mins, analyze and reflection time, then setup next experiment
  • Day 2 (Afternoon) – Coaching Kata process learning and practice




Additional Resources