About Us & Our Mission


The LEAN Portal Inc. is a consulting company focused on bringing LEAN expertise to small and medium sized businesses.


Why LEAN Portal?

It was a double meaning; The LEAN philosophy’s core idea is to maximize customer value while minimizing waste. Simply, LEAN means creating more value for customers with fewer resources, and the Portal is a doorway, framework or gateway to provide a single point of access to information and tools to achieve excellence.

At The LEAN Portal, we use the LEAN methodology to identify wastes that require excess work, time, capacity and yes, excess costs. We help you standardize, stabilize and smooth workflow to make poorly performing processes apparent. We help you pursue perfection through continuous improvement.

Across a wide range of industries, companies of all sizes have produced excellent results through implementing lean. Reductions in space, inventory and defects of 50% or more are not uncommon. Even leading edge Porsche reduced defects by 95% in its cars during the 1990’s by going LEAN.

Large companies have their own internal lean consulting teams to help them continuously improve, reduce costs, strengthen quality, and keep ahead of the competition. These groups are a key part of their operations.

Yet, as a small to medium-sized business, you can’t support fulltime Lean staff. This is where The LEAN Portal comes in. We will bring you big company lean experience and knowledge at a fraction of the cost of hiring full time employees.



‘Our mission is to assist entrepreneurs and businesses to elaborate strategies to cut costs, improve performance and increase profitability by developing an unrelenting focus on operational improvements that will deliver the best quality products and services.’ Here is just a sample of projects that we helped customers with:

  • Task analysis & reorganization
  • Business process change and optimization
  • Continuous Quality Improvement
  • Assembly line process improvement
  • Lean training and certification
  • Time studies & surveys
  • Customer and employee retention


About David Pepin, CEO of the LEAN Portal

David Pepin founded The Lean Portal. Mr Pepin has 15 years of experience implementing Lean, Kaizen and Six Sigma in many large organizations such as Praxair Distribution, Linde Canada Industrial Gases, Maple Leaf Foods and Day & Ross Transportation (Owned by McCain Foods). He started his career with Scotiabank Offshore Banking in Asia as a banking analyst and from there moved back to Canada where he began his LEAN journey. On the ground, he has strong hands-on LEAN and change management experience in both shop and office environments. Mr. Pepin is a Certified Master Black Belt Lean & Six Sigma and an accredited member of the IASSC (International Association of Six Sigma Certifications). The Lean Portal Inc. has a presence in both Burnaby, British Columbia and Edmonton, Alberta

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