FEATURE – The approach described here, first adopted by this Chinese company, directly connects the daily work in manufacturing with an organization’s financial results.
FEATURE – Sometimes you just need to get creative: as part of its flexible manufacturing model, Esquel introduced a new role on its shop floor – the “mangineer”.
CASE STUDY – An Esquel factory in GuiLin, China injected lean principles and practices into its processes to become more efficient and environmentally-friendly.
BOOK REVIEW - For our series of Q&As on recently published novel Lead With Respect, Marcus Chao tells us about Michael Ballé's evolution as a sensei and the impact the book can have in China.
ARTICLE - Lean thinking draws inspiration from a variety of sources, sometimes the most unexpected. Ever wondered what acupuncture and lean have in common? Marcus Chao tells us.