CASE STUDY - The Italian branch of Tokheim services about 3,000 gas stations in the central and northern parts of Italy. The general manager shares the story of how lean thinking changed everything, for the better.
CASE STUDY – A unique approach to lean management and the involvement of CEO Mario Nardi helped Pietro Fiorentini, provider of solutions for natural gas distribution, become a model for lean companies in Italy.
CASE STUDY - Through the involvement of front line staff, Hartmann’s production plant near Barcelona is paving the way for an expansion into different markets and inspiring the adoption of lean across the multinational.
CASE STUDY - An approach based on Lean Daily Management System and experiments in a model area led an Italian manufacturer of combine-harvesters to become one of the leanest organizations in the Veneto region.
CASE STUDY - In the past two years, the Consorci Sanitari del Garraf, a 433-bed public healthcare organization near Barcelona, experienced a lean turnaround. Basing her reflections on LGN's Lean Transformation Model, Cristina Fontcuberta Adalid of the Instituto Lean Management gives us an overview of the key building blocks of the transformation, of the approach followed from the very beginning, and of the results achieved up to now.
CASE STUDY - What does having a new “true north” mean? Following a merger with a large healthcare group, Brazil-based outpatient cancer treatment center Instituto de Oncologia do Vale is looking at ways to seamlessly spread its successful lean management system to new operations and facilities.
CASE STUDY - In November last year, a town in the West Midlands made the headlines after a survey named it the best place to live in the United Kingdom. Lean may not be directly responsible for the achievement, but there is little doubt it gave its contribution. LGN speaks with Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to hear what it takes to bring lean thinking to local government and change the lives of citizens.
CASE STUDY - Faced with high costs, low demand and growing competition from China, Turkish textile manufacturer Yesim managed to develop a competitive advantage by transforming the way it does business with lean thinking and increasing its focus on the customer.