Insuring Our Future by Going Lean

Case studies By: Luciana Gomes
Luciana Gomes

lean thinking insurance company SulamericaCASE STUDY – An insurance company in São Paulo is experiencing a complete turnaround driven by a very capable Lean Office that understands its role is to gradually make people autonomous.

Visualizing the Work in Our Finance Department

Features By: Nizar Sherfodien
Nizar Sherfodien

visual management car dealership lean financeVIDEO - Visualization has an important role to play in creating awareness of the problems and highlighting gaps as a key starting point for improvement, and this Finance Manager does it with dedication.

Be 'Lean' My Heart

Interviews By: Eduardo Novaes
Eduardo Novaes

dedicated clinical path for heart patients at lean hospitalINTERVIEW – A cardiologist from a hospital in Salvador de Bahia explains how his department was completely transformed following the introduction of a dedicated pathway for heart patients.

A Lean Take on Tesla

Womack's Yokoten By: Jim Womack
Jim Womack

Tesla Womack lean managementWOMACK’S YOKOTEN – In his first column of 2018, the author looks at one of the most talked about companies in the world, Tesla, from a lean point of view.

The Art of the Daruma

Features By: Michael Ballé
Michael Ballé

daruma dolls lean managementFEATURE – Using the Japanese tradition of daruma dolls as an example, the author explains how to turn continuous improvement into concrete challenges – and, from that, real competitive advantage.

Managing Our 100 Cafés Using Lean Thinking

Interviews By: Emi Castro
Emi Castro

lean retail 365 shopsTHE LEAN BAKERY - For the past decade, lean has fuelled the growth of a chain of cafes/bakeries in Barcelona. With 100 now open, the Retail Manager explains how lean helps them manage a booming business.

Lean Is Making a Better Corporate Citizen of Us

Interviews By: Mahesh Amalean
Mahesh Amalean

MAS Holdings creating a lean cultureINTERVIEW – Prior to his talk at this year’s Lean Transformation Summit, the CEO of a large apparel manufacturer tells us about the company’s lean journey, and its impact on Sri Lankan society.

The Kind of Mindset that Makes Lean Possible

Features By: Robson Gouveia
Robson Gouveia

lean leadership lean mindsetFEATURE – Using Carol Dweck’s distinction between fixed and growth mindsets, the author discusses how leaders should think and act to make lean possible. Looks like no fixed mindset is beyond saving.

Reflecting on the Role of Management at Toyota

Interviews By: Isao Yoshino
Isao Yoshino

Isao Yoshino interview lean management ToyotaINTERVIEW – In this Q&A with Catherine Chabiron, Toyota veteran Isao Yoshino discusses NUMMI, management at the company, and how to change the mindsets of leaders.

Breaking Down the Code

Features By: Benjamin Grandfond
Benjamin Grandfond

lean software development theodolite breaking the workFEATURE – In the second article in our series with Theodo, the CTO tells us about an experiment that showed how problem solving is easier when the job is clearly defined.

Modernizing Our Organization Using Lean

Interviews By: Petro Pylypyuk
Petro Pylypyuk

interview lean management Modern-ExpoINTERVIEW – In this Q&A, the CEO of a Ukrainian provider of equipment for stores shares how lean thinking has helped his company modernize its processes and engage its people.

How We Improved Our Cash Flow

Features By: Nizar Sherfodien , Ashraf Isaacs & Charlie Cockrell
Nizar Sherfodien , Ashraf Isaacs & Charlie Cockrell

cash to cash model lean thinking HalfwayFEATURE – This story from Cape Town car dealership Halfway Ottery shows just how much eliminating stock can contribute to turning around a business by freeing up cash.

A Year in Review

Features By: Roberto Priolo
Roberto Priolo

Planet Lean 2017 contentROUND-UP – Looking back at the year that just ended, our editor Roberto Priolo reflects on the power and reach of lean thinking, and offers us a round-up of the best content from 2017.

This Year Give Some Yokoten

Womack's Yokoten By: Jim Womack
Jim Womack

WOMACKS YOKOTEN – Ahead of the holidays, for his last column of the year, the author reminds us of the power of sharing. Go out and spread the lean word!

Safeguarding the Future of Singapore’s Healthcare

Features By: Genedine Lim
Genedine Lim

Singapore lean healthcare LGNFEATURE – After Singapore Institute of Technology staff was introduced to lean thinking, a course was launched to provide healthcare workers with the lean skills they need to transform their organizations.

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