Improving the work is the work. Whilst many organizations have some sort of improvement activity many fall foul of the first of the 3 Common Pitfalls to Lean. Many organisations use the wrong improvement tools, at the wrong time, by the wrong people or are not using them effectively.
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.
Standardised Work is one of the most powerful and well-known Lean tools and is core to any organisation that is serious about improving their business performance. By documenting the current best practice, standardised work helps form the baseline for kaizen or continuous improvement.
The theme for our UK Lean Summit 2016 is Lean Learning, Learning Lean. Learning is fundamental to a successful Lean transformation. It should be both embedded into any Lean implementation (process) and be part of the outcomes (results.)
L.E.A Workshops - Introduction to the Lean Transformation Framework 23rd May and Introduction to Lean Leadership 24th May
Lean Enterprise Academy are proud to announce the next two editions in our workshop offerings: Introduction to the Lean Transformation Framework - Monday 23rd May Introduction to Lean Leadership - Tuesday 24th May
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.
We are very pleased to announce our calendar of events until June 2016. We will be running a selection of our Lean Workshops developed around our Lean workbooks and exploring the elements of the Lean Transformation Framework. Current workshops will be held at our offices in Goodrich, near Ross