Roberto Priolo

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.
LGN board meeting Wroclaw Poland

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 Barcelona. 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 for lean, Roberto is interested […]


Lean Thinking is about creating the most value for the customer at the minimum cost, which is achieved by 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 […]