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  • Lead with Respect - NOW IN STOCK

    Michael Balle and Freddy Balle

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    Developing people through a rigorous application of proven tools and methods

  • Learning by Doing Gemba Walks

    Whilst all Lean Thinkers love to go to the gemba some work places are more enjoyable and more interesting than others. For several years I've been helping the Halfway group in its companies which include Toyota dealers and a rental company in South Africa and Botswana.

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  • Lean Summit 2014

    17th - 19th November

    Lean Transformation: Practical Next Steps - As part of our mission to help organisations with their Lean journeys we are holding the annual UK Lean Summit at Chesford Grange Hotel, Kenilworth. •Earlybird discount of 10% for the first 75 delegates •20% discount when registering 5 or more delegates

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  • Working With Us

    Our Action Research starts by defining the business problem (a gap in performance terms) that the organisation wants to close When we undertake to help an organisation, we are firstly attempting to do the following: Create flow of value through systematic PDCA by all team members (Purpose)

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  • What Lean Really is

    I was asked by a Professor the other day to summarise what lean really is all about for his academic colleagues, this is what I came up with. Does this match with your experience of Lean? I am curious to hear your reactions and comments.

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    Healthcare Discussion Workshop

    Lean Summit 2014: Building a Management System for Healthcare and the Public Sector

    At the Lean Enterprise Academy we always try to push forward the frontiers of lean. There are two dimensions to this - taking lean to different environments and gaining new insight into environments where lean is already being used.

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    Daniel Jones Discussing The Lean Transformation Model At The UK Lean Summit 2013

    What Lean Really is

    I was asked by a Professor the other day to summarise what lean really is all about for his academic colleagues, this is what I came up with. Does this match with your experience of Lean? I am curious to hear your reactions and comments.

    {continue reading}

    Picture of Bushtrackers Toyota HiLux in Botswana Gemba Trail

    Learning by Doing Gemba Walks

    Whilst all Lean Thinkers love to go to the gemba some work places are more enjoyable and more interesting than others. For several years I've been helping the Halfway group in its companies which include Toyota dealers and a rental company in South Africa and Botswana.

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    Deploying Policy

    There is no doubt that Policy Deployment (or hoshin kanri) is an integral part of any lean implementation. It’s a management process that aligns - both vertically and horizontally - an organization’s functions and activities with its strategic objectives.

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    Dan Jones

    What will happen after you leave?

    The Lean Edge: "What would you do if you were a CEO and you tried lean the right way and were passionate about it but you seemed to be failing at every turn getting all your stakeholders angry?" Daniel Jones comments on the latest Lean Edge question

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    Welcome to our New Website

    There is one sure thing - if you stand still in any sector or industry you'll soon find yourself either behind or with performance gaps to close. For many organisations, one of the areas this particularly applies to is their on line presence.

    The Benefits of Our Action Research with Auto Retail

    In 1998 Dan Jones asked a couple of his researchers to understand if and how lean can be applied to auto retail. Since then we have worked with car dealers on a variety of projects and now have a number of great cases that showcase the benefits of lean outside traditional auto manufacturing.


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