LEAN – LOST IN TRANSLATION…

LEAN – LOST IN TRANSLATION…

Lean is a generic term for the Toyota Production System, however few people understand how much has been lost in translation. It is common these days for people to go on Japan study tours, and although Toyota allow visits to their sites, only the surface layer can be...
LEAN CULTURE – THEORY INTO REALITY

LEAN CULTURE – THEORY INTO REALITY

Changing the culture of an organisation is not an easy task. It takes dedication, strategy, and a great deal of learning and experience to avoid a number of pitfalls along the way. A few won’t succeed the first or even second time of trying, but some will come back...
ENTROPY – A SCIENTIFIC ANALOGY OF LEAN MEDIOCRITY

ENTROPY – A SCIENTIFIC ANALOGY OF LEAN MEDIOCRITY

At Last, a scientific analogy of Lean failures and Lean Mediocrity Managers across the world imagine a utopia of “self-managing teams” working hard to continually take their organisation to the next level of perfection.  For many, progress will be made, only for...