About us


Lean Management is an integrated set of principles, practices, tools and techniques designed to address the root causes of operational underperformance. It is a systematic approach to eliminate all the sources of losses and waste from entire value streams in order to close up the gap between actual performance and the requirements of customers and shareholders. Its objective is to optimize cost, quality and delivery while improving safety.

To meet this objective, it tries to eliminate three key sources of loss from the operating system. It is waste, variability and inflexibility. As an initial step Lean will bring problems to the surface and develop the capability in problem solving of all employees and gradually all employees will be developed as waste watchers and change agents and inculcate continuous improvement culture in the organization. Engage everybody every day in problem solving with analytical mind, creative and breakthrough thinking is the path to Lean enterprise. The new technology and innovations will be strengthening the lean journey.

Entrenching across the island in the year 2009, the Institute of Lean Management (ILM) bolsters industrial and service sectors by developing business processes and human resources in order to encounter local and global competition on quality, cost and efficiency. ILM is extensively partnered with industry experts and world renowned institutes throughout the years. The institute has identified the best feasible strategies and practical approaches which fits the state of the art manufacturing in the world.
With programs designed to address today’s business needs and promote in- house training at the least cost with value for money. Eliminating the ‘no one size fits all’ approach; ILM depends on the nature of the business, operating system and the organizational culture. ILM endeavors with leading organizations across the private and public sectors. As a lean management institute the range, purview, and expertise grants the institute to approach disputes that no other institute could offer. The institute possesses highly skilled industry experts to deliver the next generation to greater heights.

Lean Solutions Pvt. Ltd as a part of the Institute of Lean Management, operates over the country boundaries and out spread the wings of Lean Management across Bangladesh catering lean consultancy and professional trainings. ILM is collaborated and affiliated with Hirayama Corporation (TPS experts), Japan and subscribed member of Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance (JIPM) the TPM certification body in the world.
ILM is a registered training institution of Tertiary & Vocational Education Commission in Sri Lanka since 2017.

To be the most preferred business partner in organizational transformation.


    We improve all types of processes, with world class best practices and develop the capability of human resources, through knowledge sharing mentoring and counselling to unleash their potential. We inspire people to challenge status quo and inculcate lean thinking to come up with new ways of working and improve together.


  • Experience the industry application
  • Learn to think LEAN
  • Transform your company LEAN
  • Get tailored training internally


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The lead resource person of ILM is the TPM and Lean Management Expert in Sri Lanka, Thilak Pushpakumara who is the CEO of ILM has closely worked with almost all leading organizations in Sri Lanka as a trainer and consultant since 2009. More than 300 organizations invested in ILM services including multinational companies which operate in Sri Lanka and overseas organizations. His training delivery carries decade of industry experience backed with specialized training in Japan, UK and USA and closely engaging with global lean community in sharing the knowledge and research findings.