Toyota is shifting towards a mobility company in this "once in a century period of profound transformation." In a message from President, Akio Toyoda, the company communicates that the automobile is on the verge of major change and that Toyota must adapt its business in line with the CASE era.
Ensuring the safety of people during the Corona Virus is the most important issue, but it is also affecting business. Yesterday JCB, the UK maker of yellow diggers, announced it is cutting production and working hours at its UK factories as it faces component shortages from China.
This article first appeared on Planet Lean in June 2019 to help explain the reason for holding an event where educationalists and industry professionals could learn from one another on the subject of Lean Thinking. Post the event, there are a few reflections to share on our discussions.
This article first appeared on Planet Lean at the end of November 2019. As Roberto Priolo and I watched one of Rio de Janeiro's famous samba schools practice we discussed the parallels between learning and implementing Lean Thinking and attaining a good level of musical ability.
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.
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.