Lean Thinking is personal development

3d illustration of pink brain with legs and arms exercising with dumbbells on green background FEATURE – In this interesting piece, the author explains how lean provided everyone, everywhere with …

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How we built a lean foundry from scratch

INTERVIEW – Ahead of this week’s Lean Global Connection, we talk to one of the speakers, who is trying to create a foundry that is lean from the start. Interviewee: Dariusz Dziuba, General Mana…

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John Shook on transformations and lean in a crisis

VIDEO INTERVIEW – We recently caught up with John Shook at the Lean Healthcare Academic Conference in Stanford and asked him to share his thought on the questions we need to ask ourselves in a le…

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Why few people truly take the lean leap

FEATURE – To wholeheartedly embrace lean means to accept changes in our hearts and minds. Understanding this means to finally grasp the reason why lean is only truly taken up by few. Words: Mic…

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How E.ON is dealing with a volatile energy market

INTERVIEW – Ahead of his presentation at the Lean Global Connection, the interviewee shares his thoughts on the current energy crisis and discusses how lean is helping E.ON to navigate it. Inte…

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Truth conquers all

FEATURE – Can lean relieve some of the pain and fear people experience in this crazy world? It can, says the author, because amid so much noise lean carries one truth. Words: Sharon Visser We…

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The lean answer to uncertainty

FEATURE – In the face of uncertainty, when it’s hard to see the road ahead, we can still make things better day after day by embracing kaizen – until we are out of the woods. Words: Michael Bal…

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Getting started with lean process development

SERIES – In the final article in their series on lean process development, the authors discuss what it takes to get started with their 6CON process development model. Words: Eric Ethington and…

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A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor

CALL TO ARMS – The current economic situation is presenting great challenges to organizations around the world, but in difficult times lean gives its best. Provided we all do our part, with convi…

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Transforming quickly, but mindfully

CASE STUDY – Starting in January this year, the Mexican plant of this manufacturer of lighting and electrical solutions has initiated a lean transformation that has already led to impressive resu…

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