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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Applying lean to sales, service and repair activities. Not just for car dealers.
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.
The theme for our UK Lean Summit 2016 is Lean Learning, Learning Lean. Learning is fundamental to a successful Lean transformation. So join our Chairman Daniel Jones, and his co-author Jim Womack plus Art Smalley, author of “Creating Level Pull” and co-author of “Understanding A3 Thinking”
At our 2015 UK Lean Summit, John Shook shared the Lean Transformation Framework. In one sense, the Lean Transformation Framework is an articulation of individual and organisational learning that has occurred across the Lean community, learning by reflecting on attempts to implement Lean.
Back in January 2015 I wrote a short article about my favourite Lean books. In the style of “Desert Island Discs”, the radio programme broadcast on BBC Radio 4, I selected the Lean books I’d take to be cast away on a desert island.
The theme for our UK Lean Summit 2016 is Lean Learning, Learning Lean. Learning is fundamental to a successful Lean transformation. It should be both embedded into any Lean implementation (process) and be part of the outcomes (results.)
Planet Lean profiles Terry O’Donoghue, COO of South Africa car dealerships chain Halfway Toyota and one of the speakers at last year’s UK Lean Summit.
Many attempts to implement Lean start by improving processes - mapping value streams in order to highlight waste and attempting to remove it. That's all well and good but there are limitations to such an approach.