Auto Retail

Welcome to our Lean Auto Retail page where you will find articles and case studies relating to our work in the Automotive Industry. We have delivered Lean transformations within the sales and aftersales departments of many dealerships by developiong their Lean management system using the PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) method. If you are interested in starting a Lean journey with us do get in touch by emailing info@leanuk.org.

Visit our Lean Book Store to view publications on Lean Auto Retail here

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  • Creating Lean Dealers
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  • 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 thinking 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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  • Jumping to Solutions

    We are all guilty of one of the greatest sins with lean – not having the patience to really understand the problem we are trying to solve and then jumping to a solution that may or may not be the right way to solve this problem.

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  • Creating Lean Dealers

    Dave Brunt and John Kiff

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    Applying lean to sales, service and repair activities. Not just for car dealers.

  • LEA partner Jæger Automobil wins Lean Prize Norway

    On Thursday 30th November at the Lean Forum Norway’s major annual conference The First National Lean Award was presented to Jæger Automobil. The idea behind Lean Award is to highlight the focus to the Lean philosophy of collaborative leadership and employee-driven innovation.

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    Lean Learning and Capability Development

    Of the five dimensions John Shook identified in the Lean Transformation Framework capability development is probably the least understood and researched. We’ve posed two questions to explore this further.

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    First Global Learning Lean Summit

    Lean Thinking is a learning system. Join us at our 2019 event to learn how the best companies are using lean to develop learning and capability for customer value and continuous improvement.

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    Save the Date: UK Lean Summit 24th & 25th October 2019

    Since we organised our first UK Lean Summit way back in 1997, we've always tried to push the frontiers of Lean Thinking - both in terms of lean research and lean practice. For 2019 we've partnered with The Learning Trust in order to bring a Summit linking the world of business with learning.

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    Lean Leadership Workshops in Dublin, 2018

    The Lean Enterprise Academy have teamed up with Dublin City University and EIURA (European Industry University Research Association) to bring a series of public Lean Workshops to Ireland. They will be held in Dublin at the DCU Campus during the week of 5th March 2018.

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    The Lean Strategy

    Lean for Leaders - The Lean Strategy

    Over the years many of us have come to the conclusion that if we continue to see Lean through traditional management thinking we will only get traditional results. We have all seen and been part of initially promising consultant-led Lean programmes for arms-length leaders which fail to deliver ...

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    How do you Engage and Coach Problem Solving Thinkers

    As a Lean Thinker I’m always on the lookout for ways to help others improve (and improve myself at the same time!) Traditionally there have been lots of books and articles to wade through and more recently YouTube talks, podcasts and webinars to look at.

    Learn the principles, tools and techniques to make a step change in business performance

    The Lean Enterprise Academy (L.E.A), UK are collaborating with the Lean Enterprise Institute (L.E.I), USA to bring Manchester a series of 8 workshops between 27-29 March 2016. Over 3 Days we are offering workshops that provide the foundations to implement a successful Lean transformation, with cru


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