Roberto Priolo

Book review – Lead With Respect

REVIEW - Michael and Freddy Ballé’s new novel, which came out this week, will help readers to understand what it really means to be a lean leader and respect people.

Learning lean in Wroclaw

REVIEW - Roberto Priolo reviews the 14th Lean Management Conference, held earlier this month in Poland. With great presentations and speakers, the event left him with a lot to reflect on.

Highlights from our lean summit in Budapest

REVIEW – Our editor attends the International Lean Conference in Budapest and shares some of the most important learnings of the day.

Washington State: using lean management in government

INTERVIEW - Thanks to strong leadership support and an effective system to partner with private sector firms, Washington State is proving how successful lean production principles can be in a government setting.
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The lean journey of a manufacturer of combine harvesters

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.

Happy birthday, LMI!

NEWS - In February, the Dutch affiliate of the Lean Global Network turned 10, and to mark the occasion a party was organized. Friends old and new joined institute staff for a night to remember, between canapés and a stroll in the obeya.

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Welcome to the Lean Global Network

The Lean Global Network (LGN) is a consortium of not-for-profit organizations dedicated to advancing lean thinking and practice throughout the world to make things better. LGN is currently comprised of 31 institutes and partners. Through co-learning action research partnerships with universities and leading companies and organizations across all sectors, and an online community of over […]
Planet Lean editor in Barcelona

Planet Lean’s Mission

Planet Lean is the official online magazine of the Lean Global Network, launched in February 2014 as a platform to share LGN’s knowledge of and experience with lean thinking and practice around the world. Through story-telling, in-depth analysis, thought-provoking opinion and practical gemba-based advice, Planet Lean has quickly become an important voice in the Lean Community, influencing the debate […]

Our Team

Roberto Priolo Managing Editor, Planet Lean  {author}45{/author}           Roberto Priolo is a writer and editor based in London. Prior to joining the Lean Global Network and launching Planet Lean, Roberto was editor of Lean Management Journal and associate editor of The Manufacturer magazine. Coupling his love for travel with his passion […]
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How an English council transformed itself with lean thinking

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.

WHAT IS LEAN?

{youtube}Bmr_dTKa6EA{/youtube} Lean is about creating the most value for the customer while minimizing resources, time, energy and effort. A lean approach to work is about: understanding what’s really going on at the place where value is created – commonly known as the gemba. improving the processes by which products and services are created and delivered. […]