Lean Global Network

Living and breathing the original lean mission

GETTING TO KNOW US – It’s easy to over-complicate lean thinking. This month’s Lean Global Network interviewee tells us why we should always start with the work and the people doing it.

Lean thinking in ‘Pole’ position

GETTING TO KNOW US – We continue our series of interviews with Lean Global Network directors with a Q&A with another veteran of the global lean movement, Poland’s Tomasz Koch.

Helping Turkey to thrive with lean management

GETTING TO KNOW US – Earlier this month, our editor visited Istanbul to learn about the work Lean Institute Turkey is doing to spread lean in Turkey and beyond. He sat down with the institute’s President for a chat.
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Making the Netherlands leaner and leaner

GETTING TO KNOW US – We continue our series of interviews with key Lean Global Network people with a chat with the President of Holland-based Lean Management Instituut.
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Transforming people to transform the healthcare industry

VIDEO INTERVIEW – Last year, the Lean Global Network launched an initiative to leverage the knowledge of our institutes to positively impact the healthcare industry. We caught up with the group in São Paulo this week.
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Reflections on a week in Toyota City

WOMACK’S YOKOTEN – Last week, during a study mission in Japan, the Lean Global Network visited Toyota. Here, Jim shares his thoughts on what we saw and learned.
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Testing the effectiveness of distance learning in Russia

FEATURE – When done well, distance learning can be as effective as direct participation in a summit. The author reflect on a recent experiment and wonders whether distance makes the heart grow… leaner.
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An alliance to bring lean capabilities to Singapore

FEATURE – Last year, the Lean Global Network entered a partnership with the Singapore Institute of Technology to bring lean capabilities to local SMEs. Along the way, we discovered an alternative approach to academic teaching.
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Turkish institute learning lean agriculture in Israel

NEWS - Our institutes in Turkey and Israel have collaborated closely for years. A few weeks ago, the President of Lean Institute Turkey flew to Tel Aviv to learn about Israeli agriculture.
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Josh Howell of LEI reports on his visit to Tel Aviv

OPINION – Lean Global Network institutes regularly collaborate on education. Josh Howell of Lean Enterprise Institute recently visited our Israeli affiliate to deliver a couple of workshops.
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Workshop inspires a financial administrator to embrace lean

COLUMN – Finance is a critical function within a firm. Yet, lean thinking seems to struggle to make progress in this field. Following a workshop with Nick Katko, the author of this article sees an opportunity.
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Dave Brunt shares the highlights of this year’s UK summit

VIDEO INTERVIEW - Roberto Priolo speaks with Dave Brunt, CEO of Lean Enterprise Academy, at last month's lean summit in the UK. They discuss lean in retail and the increased interest in lean in the public sector.

LEI Polska supports meta products project

NEWS - LGN's Polish affiliate is taking part in a European project to shed a light onto the development of meta products.

LGN holds meeting in the Netherlands

NEWS - Last week Lean Global Network institutes convened in the Netherlands for their annual meeting.

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.

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.