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Lean Game

Teach Lean principles with our visual multiplayer factory simulation

Engage participants through an immersive competitive game, teaching them how to apply Lean Six Sigma techniques and see their impact on the bottom line.

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Rated 9.4/10 by our customers since 2021.

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Introduce and reinforce collaborative methods, such as Lean Six Sigma, for reducing waste and achieving operational excellence.

The Object of the Lean Game

The aim of the game is for players to complete individual tasks within a factory to produce units.

The overall team has to deliver finished goods to customers on time.

The teams play several rounds, adding incremental improvements to reduce waste and improve operations.

→ Play to learn key insights into lean processes, such as:

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Spaghetti diagrams

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Just-in-time and Kanban

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Reducing batch sizes

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Balancing Workload

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Self-inspection (Jidoka)


Reducing change-over (SMED)

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Demand levelling (Heijunka)

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Mistake-proofing (Poka-Yoke)

What is the impact of Lean Game?

+40% in Retention Skills

+40% in Retention Skills

Our Game-Based learning tools tremendously improve memorization and increase learner engagement

50% faster

50% faster

Employees trained using our digital solutions complete their training faster, with less setup and data-collection time

-50% in training costs

-50% in training costs

Companies can reduce their costs by up to 50% when hosting learning sessions autonomously with our platform

+63% efficient

+63% efficient

63% of employees report an increase in their job performance after undergoing Game-Based Learning training.


Step 1

Setting Up a Game

Instructors have an extensive set of features and options for creating a custom Lean Game.

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Customize game layout, products and customer demand.

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Set multiple rounds with incremental improvements to impact performance.

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Adapt and adjust scenarios depending on number of players or allow the Computer to play unfulfilled roles.

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Step 2

Hosting and Gameplay

Once set up, invite participants into the “factory” and let the games begin!

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Provide in-game onboarding to prepare players for each role.

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Players play each role using the mouse and under time pressure.

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Allow players to experience and discover production challenges on their own.


Step 3

Debriefing and Discussion

Even when the game is over, the learning is just beginning! Review automatically generated post-game analysis and statistics.

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Check out data from various angles and formats, such as bar graphs, PDF, etc.

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Compare the performances of different stations, teams and rounds.

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Introduce key lean concepts, such as Takt Time, SMED, Kanban, Just-in-Time, etc.

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"Zensimu games offer valuable advantages. I have used them several times for in-person or remote trainings - it worked quite well in all cases."

Michel Fender, Senior Advisor and Professor at HEC Paris

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"We had a lot of fun! Playing the Beer Game made our seminar an unforgettable experience. It was so easy to organize and it had a very positive impact on all the teams."

Tom, Global Head of Commercial Supply Chain Operations, Bose

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"I use Zensimu games with large classes, it is an extremely valuable solution as a teaching tool!"

Craig, Professor, University of Connecticut

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"Our remote trainings using Zensimu are a success, the experience is very enriching for participants."

Alessandro, Director, Festo Academy

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"Zensimu games are an essential part of our MBA and Bachelor courses - gathering several hundreds of simultaneous students."

Giuseppe, Associate Professor of Procurement & Supply Management, SDA Bocconi

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"We use the app to educate our consultants. The competitive experience is fun and the lessons learned are applicable for a long time after!"

Louis, Senior Consultant, Efficio Consulting

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"Really great games! We used them to explain supply chain and lean concepts in a few minutes only."

Gustavo, Supply-Chain Manager, Natura

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