This issue of the Lean Management Journal should prove to be another interesting edition as it explores how lean is adopted and adapted to suit the needs of small and medium sized enterprises.
The European Regions for Innovative Productivity project was established to develop a lean change and implementation methodology that is suitable for small and medium size organisations, which often find it difficult to implement lean tools and sustain results.
Vehicle storage solutions manufacturer Black Widow Enterprises faces the challenges that most small, family-run businesses need to deal with.
Zingerman’s Mail Order ships gift baskets full of gourmet foods all over the United States.
Tony Wallis is Director of Toyota Material Handling in the United Kingdom.
Halil Akgül, Core Competencies Coordinator at Coşkunöz Group of Companies, discusses the implementation of lean across a number of different business platforms.
Cardiff Metropolitan University’s Nick Rich looks at how lean thinking can help meet the challenges of social housing in the United Kingdom, by introducing a new model for streamlining building maintenance.
Mark Greenhouse of Levantar shares his thoughts on the application of lean in the legal sector, highlighting the challenges law firms meet, and the opportunities.
Sandra Cadjenovic looks back at the last 18 months of lean implementation at SCGM, pointing out the main difference between the old ways and the new approach to running the business.