Lean Principles

New Horizons for Lean Thinking

20th April 2010 - Daniel T Jones

I often tell audiences that I collect questions, particularly ones I have to go away and think about. I also tell them I judge the quality of the audience by the quality of the questions they ask!...

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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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Making Hospitals Work Launch

19th May 2009 - Daniel T Jones

Two years ago we organised the first Global Lean Healthcare Summit in Stratford. This was both an inspiring and sobering event. We all glimpsed the huge potential of lean to improve the working of...

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The Three Ps of Lean Action

31st January 2009 - Daniel T Jones

Although purpose, process and people are the best way to summarise the core concepts of lean, the keys to effective lean actions are solving the right problems through reconfiguring the right...

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A Recession Action Plan

3rd November 2008 - Daniel T Jones

A recession is a good time for lean. Organisations can either postpone lean and resort to traditional cost cutting, or they can accelerate and redouble their progress with lean. I doubt the former...

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