As Lean Leaders, we often question whether we have an environment which encourages Lean leadership capability and behaviours to engage and develop people. Peter Watkins and the team at GKN have been...Read more
Back to Basics: Problem Solving at Toyota
As Lean practitioners, we all know how to problem solve – don’t we? This is surely basic Lean stuff? Well, the answer may be that we think we do. But often, it isn’t done well and in many...Read more
What Lean Really Is?
The evolution of Toyota’s practices Daniel T Jones (1) Lean thinking and practice are generic versions of the Toyota Production System (TPS) and the Toyota Way management system (2). Lean...Read more
Kaizen events: good thing or bad thing for Lean Transformation?
The Lean Edge: “Kaizen events: good thing or bad thing? In what cases do kaizen events help and when do they hinder? How to best use kaizen events to leverage results and support the lean...Read more
If you don’t try to change something then you don’t learn
In the run up to our Lean Sharing Day on April 3rd I’ve been reading through the abstracts we have received from people wanting to share their stories and bring their questions. One reflection is...Read more