Supply Chain

Click on the Lean articles belows to find out more about how Lean Thinking and Practice is being applied to Supply Chains and for relevant events and workshops.

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  • PDCA
  • Seeing the Whole Value Stream 2nd Edition
  • Go2gemba
  • Building a Lean Fulfillment Stream
  • If you don’t try to change something then you don’t learn

    In the run up to our Sharing Day on April 3rd I’ve been reading through the abstracts we have received from people wanting to share their stories and bring their questions. One reflection is that if you don’t try to change something then you don’t learn.

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  • Seeing the Whole Value Stream 2nd Edition

    Daniel T Jones, James P. Womack, David Brunt and M. Lovejoy


    It's time to see and then to optimize the entire value stream from raw materials to customer

  • Supply Chain Walks

    Dan Jones takes a walk through two complete supply chains. The first from vegetable grower through a consolidation warehouse to a Distribution Centre and then to a Tesco store. The second a virtual walk through the supply chains of an aerospace manufacturer. He reflects on the learning points.

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  • Building a Lean Fulfillment Stream

    Robert Martichenko and Kevin Von Grabe


    A step-by-step implementation process for optimising your entire supply chain and logistics to create maximum value at minimum total cost.

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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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