Mark Gregory explains how the secret to lean lies in the employee engagement proposition not in the productivity benefit that a lean tool set provides.
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 business by adapting lean principles to the agricultural sector and has become a world first.
This month LMJ discusses the paralysing results for a business that manages with fear.
John Bouthillon, CEO of PO Construction, gives us 10 lean lessons in project management from the construction industry.
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 a science.
Jeffrey Liker, professor of industrial and operations engineering at the University of Michigan and author of The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles from the World’s Greatest Manufacturer as well as nine other books and Mike Rother, engineer and management and leadership speaker, explore how practical scientific thinking can improve results in lean.
Jon Miller, partner at the Kaizen Institute and founder of the Gemba Academy, argues that lean needs to develop itself as a scientific method in order to improve both its reputation and its own ability to function as efficiently as it can.
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 from a scientific angle and the importance of blending theory and investing in test methods to produce new kinds of lean innovation.
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 well-being from a compliance issue to something that continues to benefit employees and business.