If you can fill out a spreadsheet, you can create simulation models for your Kaizen Events!

Easy, Cloud-based Simulation Modeling for Lean Professionals

An online course in four live 90-minute sessions.

Hurry, the Lean Design Simulation course starts in:


How It Works


Master Lean Simulation Modeling

Simulation software specifically designed to test and optimize Value Streams -- including production lines and cells.


Get Your Hands Dirty with Practice

Create your data input file. Upload to the cloud-based simulation engine to process the data. Finally, analyze your simulation results.


Hit the Ground Running

Analyze numerous case histories of how to use simulation modeling right away to improve your process improvement and Kaizen Events.

What You Will Learn

Principles of Model Building

The data file is a macro-free Excel template. If you can fill in a spreadsheet, you can master simulation. You'll be amazed at how easy it is!

Interpreting Simulation Results

Analyze each resource down to the workstation level for utilization, time spent blocked or waiting, and idle time. Learn how to identify bottlenecks, and how to fix them.

Optimize Your Process Improvement

Set process time variability levels, buffers, and easily add or remove resources and workers. You will end up with a better design and a more successful Kaizen Event!

Richard Rahn

When you create a Value Stream with different processes, different products and different work content times, it's impossible to understand exactly how your Value Stream is going to perform in the real world.

Unfortunately, there is no "out of the box" solution that I've found. Instead, there are several complicated software options, which require a high level of expertise and come with a hefty price tag.

That is why I've created something new: a simulation modeling tool built for Lean process improvement professionals. This tool is easy to use and the learning curve is as simple as knowing how to fill out an Excel spreadsheet. No Simulation Specialists necessary!

I'd like to invite you to join me for four 90-minute sessions where I will:

  • Sign you up for a 3-month subscription to the cloud-based simulator.
  • Walk you through the process of creating a simulation model.
  • Train you how to use modeling for process improvement and Kaizen Events. 
  • Analyze results then use those results to facilitate continuous improvement.

This simulation modeling tool has been a real break-though for me and my Lean practice, and I am delighted to be able to share it with you! 

Richard Rahn

CEO Leonardo Group Americas

Anything an organization can do to make its prototypes more transparent and accessible to its core constituencies should be ruthlessly explored. The more flexible and dynamic the prototypes, the greater the opportunity for profitable innovation.

Michael Schrage, Author of Serious Play, How the World's Best Companies Simulate to Innovate 

Four 90-Minute Lessons

Each lesson will be live. Bring your questions to class and I will answer them in real time!

Nov 8

Model Building 101

10am - 11:30 MST

Build your first model and run it using our cloud-based simulation engine. You'll be up and running right away!

Nov 15

Using Simulation in the Real World

10am - 11:30 MST

Explore different applications for this simulation modeling tool.

Nov 13

Understanding the Results

10am - 11:30 MST

Learn how to use your simulation data to improve your process performance. 

Nov 20

The Five Main Improvement Techniques

10am - 11:30 MST

Find out how simulation can help you eliminate waste, relocate work steps, deploy buffers, sequence materials, and (as a last resort) add resources. 

What's Included?

Lean Design Simulator

Complete access to our cloud-based simulation software during the class PLUS 3 additional months of the Lean Design Simulator for FREE. 

Video Recordings

Review the course material at any time with video recordings of all four sessions.

User Guide

Download the 30-page Lean Design Simulator User Guide as an easy to use reference.

Ready to elevate your process improvement with easy-to-use simulation modeling?