Michael Balle

What makes lean a science

Author, speaker and associate researcher at Telecom ParisTech Michael Ballé shares his collaboration with Jacques Chaize, Patrick Decoster, and Ariane Bouzette that discusses lean as
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Sector Focus: Farming – lean production

LMJ goes down country to explore how car industry technology has revolutionised Synlait Farms, the New Zealand dairy consortium is transforming the way it does
Lean construction

Case Study: Less haste, more speed

John Bouthillon, CEO of PO Construction, gives us 10 lean lessons in project management from the construction industry.
Mike Rother

Science of lean

Jeffrey Liker and Mike Rother explore how practical scientific thinking can improve results in lean.
Jon Miller

Lean as folk medicine

Jon Miller, partner at the Kaizen Institute and founder of the Gemba Academy, argues that lean needs to develop itself as a scientific method
Dan Jones


Professor Daniel Jones, founding chairman of the Lean Enterprise Academy, entrepreneur Jean-Claude Bihr, and author and speaker Michael Ballé collaborate to discuss the plan-do-check-act
Safety in the workplace

A safety walk versus a lean safety gemba walk

Rob Hafey, international business consultant and author Lean Safety, discusses the importance of safety in the workplace and how lean safety gemba walks transforms professional
Thales Air Defence

Cost control

Managing director of Mestec and lean expert, Jeremy Harford, shares a case study exemplifying Belfast-based defence contractor Thales Air defence and its journey to making