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Simple is best

Russell Watkins, of Sempai Consultancy Services, looks to the ancient Japanese traditions for ways to best implement lean in our high-tech world and the glory

Read about:

  • Karakuri and how tea relates to lean
  • The idea of deselection
  • Simplicity is the key to lean

As throwaway lines go, this one uttered by Jim Womack to a packed conference room in November 2014 is up there with the best.

Developed a better process? Great, now the real work starts.

Ian Robinson has been working in operational excellence for over 15 years. He specialises in strategy/policy deployment and lean leadership.

In this article, Ian asks one of their trainee lean practitioners to reflect on the challenges of implementing their first sustained lean improvement project – applying lean principles to the roll-out of a new information technology solution that directly impacts the quality of customer experience.

Breaking through the lean wall with situational coaching

Darragh MacNeill, and Mark D. Hughes, from Hitachi Consulting, explore the ideas of lean coaching that will be an effective tool in the workplace.

Read about:

  • New ways of coaching and leadership training that will encourage engagement
  • The roles of those in the organisation that need to be respected in order for responsibilities to be met

No matter how you look at it, lean leadership continues to represent the biggest challenge for organisations attempting transformational change.

Tesco: lean retailer lost?

Simon Elias of LCS and Barry Evans present this argument on the state of one of the world’s largest retailer.

Simon Elias of LCS and Barry Evans, who worked for Tesco the supply chain development team implementing lean thinking into their process, present this argument on the state of one of the world’s largest retailer.

Using 5S and visual management techniques to improve productivity

Christopher A. Pinna and Brian Belpanno write about their approach to improving processes and standardising the staff techniques at a paediatric hospital.

Brian Belpanno is the industrial engineer for the Cohen Children’s Medical Centre in Long Island, New York State and Christopher A.

Lessons from Deming: Brief history of quality- part 1

Bill Bellows presents part one this supersized column inspired by Stephen Hawking and his seminal work

“Variation there will always be, between people, in output, in service, in product.

Case Study: People and lean

Fred Ravat, talent management director at aluminium fabricator Constellium talks about the importance of people in the lean process.

Constellium designs and manufactures value-added aluminium products and components for a broad range of applications, primarily in the aerospace, automotive and packaging markets.

Lean in Malaysia

University of Nottingham (Malaysia Campus) masters student Edmen Tam has compiled, with the guidance of Dr. Christina Chin, a research project on the status of

University of Nottingham (Malaysia Campus) masters student Edmen Tam has compiled, with the guidance of Dr.

Lessons from Deming: economics of teamwork

Bill Bellows' column this month discusses the ideas of being careful where to cut those low hanging fruit from. You could end up making more

Bill Bellows’ column this month discusses the ideas of being careful where to cut those low hanging fruit from.