Lean Enterprise Institute Comes to UPF James Womack, the founder and chairman of the Lean Enterprise Institute, visited UPF at our MA plant last week. The Lean Enterprise Institute is a nonprofit institution for the dissemination and exploration of the Lean thinking philosophy. James Womack continues to further development the Institute, and authored the book The Machine That Changed the World . Here he takes a plant tour with UPF President Andrew Lingel, Director of Manufacturing Jim Fenton, and Plant Manager Neil Godin. United Plastic Fabricating respects the work Womack and his institute have done, and respects the positive impact…Blog, News and tagged Lean Enterprise, UPF on .