The Lean Manager

The Lean Manager Launch

3rd September 2009 - Daniel T Jones

Where can you experience what it feels like to be a lean manager and where can you learn about the personal and organisational changes involved in leading a lean transformation? Listening to the...

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Doing the Wrong Things

2nd July 2009 - Daniel T Jones

I used to think that physical assets — product designs, facilities and equipment, IT systems, supply chains and distribution channels — are the biggest constraints to progress with Lean. But not...

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Realising the Power of Lean

10th June 2009 - Daniel T Jones

We can now demonstrate that lean is the most promising way for hospitals to meet growing demand while budgets are being squeezed. For the first time Making Hospitals Work shows hospital leaders how...

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Lean Summer Reading

26th May 2009 - Daniel T Jones

In the last year or two we have learnt more and more about what makes Toyota’s lean management system so successful. The emerging literature grows by the day and it is hard to keep up with it all....

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Three Thresholds

23rd May 2009 - Daniel T Jones

Last month I had a very encouraging surprise — lean is spreading like wild fire across the public sector! What began several years ago in healthcare and defence is now beginning to transform many...

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