ARTICLE - What do Toyota and Procter&Gamble have in common? A passion for developing people, a focus on customer satisfaction, and... enviable results that are sustained over time.
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.
ARTICLE - Develop your people if you want to develop a better (lean management) system in your business. This is the key message of this article, which looks at the role of management in an organization and in society.
In this month’s column, Michael Ballé tells us why pursuing human growth as part of our lean efforts is meaningless until we fully master our pull systems.
ARTICLE - Mark Reich, Director of Strategy and Operations at the Lean Enterprise Institute, shares some of the key lessons he learned throughout his career at Toyota.
ARTICLE - Can a company be considered lean if its improvement efforts result in layoffs? Michael Ballé, PhD answers this frequently asked question drawing from his own experience dealing with organizations.
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