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.
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
Planet Lean editor Roberto Priolo sat down with Ian Hurst and Keith Edwards of the Toyota Lean Management Centre – who spoke at our Summit this past November – to discuss standardized work, and more.
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:
One of the purposes of our annual UK Lean Summit is to address questions that all organizations face when trying to implement Lean Thinking. At our 2015 event, one of the questions posed is “How do the best companies develop and coach Lean leadership to build Lean capability?”
Visiting the Gemba is essential. It is a privilege to be asked to go and see the inspiration people get from discovering new ways of working together and to hear their questions as they struggle to do even better.