Supply Chain Management
“Whenever there is a product or service for a customer, there is a value stream. The challenge lies in seeing it” These are the opening words in the publication ‘Learning to See’ where Mike Rother and John Shook take us step-by-step through the process of Value Stream Mapping and identifying waste
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.
We spend a lot of time visiting organisations and looking at work at the workplace. We’ve visited two workplaces recently that led us to conduct some reflection around how well organisations know and do the basics in a Lean transformation.
The theme for our 2015 Lean Summit is Lean Transformation: Developing the Capability to Improve the Work. This year we build upon the topic of Lean Transformation structuring the event around two key elements of our Lean Transformation Framework:
Starting up, Growing up and Starting over - What the Lean startup and traditional Lean communities can learn from each other
In recent years the concepts described by Daniel T Jones and Jim Womack in Lean Thinking have been adapted and translated into a host of environments. The Lean Startup movement introduced a new wave of people to Lean
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and tell you a little more about what’s new at the Lean Enterprise Academy. Firstly, my name is Darren Walsh and I’ll be taking the lead on the public workshop offering from the Lean Enterprise Academy
At the beginning of a New Year many of us define a list of things we want to accomplish over the next 12 months. Towards the end of 2014 two activities prompted me to think more deeply about what has been written on Lean. The first of these was some teaching I do on Lean as part of a masters program