“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
The UK Lean Summit 2016 is set to be one of our best events yet! We've developed the theme of Learning Lean, Lean Learning and this year will bring you 3 Pre-Summit Masterclasses that devlop your understanding of learning in different areas. Places on each Masterclass are limited
Lean Thinkers love to observe work – work that often goes un-noticed by everyone else! I’ve recently returned from our annual summer vacation. Inspired by the implementation of Lean at the 365 café, a chain of 55 bakeries and coffee shops in Barcelona
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
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.