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What Is It Like Using Lean in The Banking Industry?

Lean is not a program, it is a total strategy. – Alex Miller, Professor of Management at The University of Tennessee There is often doubt and confusion as to whether lean can be applied to the financial services industries or not, since it was initially introduced in the manufacturing world. The flow of information is […]

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lean manager philosophy

A Lean Manager’s Philosophy in 5 Bullet Principles

Practice the philosophy of continuous improvement. Get a little bit better every day. – Author Unknown The Lean manager’s philosophy does not directly consist in creating added value for the client. It consists rather in ensuring that the conditions for the employees, who directly contribute to the creation of added value for the client, are optimal. To […]

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lean manager start up

How Lean Managers Can Help Big Companies to Act Like a Lean Startup

Everything can be improved. – Clarence W. Barron There are a number of difficulties that a lean manager has to face during the implementation of lean strategy in a big company. These factors include risk-averse cultures, slow decision-making, and conflicting departmental goals among many others that can make it tough for a lean manager to […]

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lean hospitals

3 Characteristics of Lean Hospitals

If you want to see the power of lean management, take a step back to observe how well lean hospitals do their jobs. Lean can be applied to any situation- even medical. Hospitals are a strenuous environment where life and death are frequently hanging on the line. Bad performance or timing could literally cost someone […]

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lean management speeches in the movies

Watch the 9 best Lean Management Speeches from Movies: Braveheart, Whiplash, Wall Street Wolf, Invictus…

Who said Lean Management couldn’t be fun? We decided to give you a collection of the best management speeches you could ever find in the movies. This is the cream of the cream. Enjoy and don’t hesitate to share if you are hooked! If you have any ideas of other speeches from the movies you […]

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non lean habits

4 Non- Lean Habits Every Manager Should Stop Doing Today

If you know that your non – lean habits aren’t bringing the best possible results to you and your endeavours, why cling on to them? Habits don’t only affect performance and productivity, but also your happiness. We will give some examples of this soon. If you truly value efficiency, you would do anything (yes, anything) […]

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lean root cause analysis

The 5 Whys Of Lean For A Root Cause Analysis

A relentless barrage of “why’s” is the best way to prepare your mind to pierce the clouded veil of thinking caused by the status quo. Use it often. -Shigeo Shingo Sometimes everything does not go as you planned. Your best-laid plans may not work out, some tools might break, or wires might get crossed – […]

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lean management worldwide companies

2 Impactful Examples of Worldwide Companies Using Lean Management

  Amateurs work until they get it right. Professionals work until they can’t get it wrong. – Author Unknown   Increasingly, companies are using lean management. Lean management is adopted and implemented by companies throughout the world, in order to solve a problem or take operations to a higher standard. In this article we will look […]

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stand up meetings

8 practical rules to make an efficient stand-up meeting

 How did it get so late so soon? – Dr. Seuss A stand-up meeting is a quick, to the point meeting that is at the core of the lean management philosophy. Essentially, everyone is standing up throughout the entire meeting which lasts only about 5-10 minutes. When its their turn to speak, they say the […]

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lean airlines

4 Ways Lean Airline Companies Can Improve Their Services

Improvement usually means doing something that we have never done before. –Shigeo Shingo Everyday airline companies achieve a remarkable feat by moving approximately five million people more than forty million km around the world. However, what these airline companies fail to deliver is efficiency in their services. Even the most standout services lose bags, depart late, […]

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Lean Government

The New Trend of Lean Government in a Nutshell

  A New Word for a New Trend Lean Management originally refers to principles and methods that were developed in the private sector to target manufacturing processes and optimizing them by reducing wastes and improve efficiency. Recently, Lean methods have been applied to a wide range of government organizations too, ranging from our Belgian institutions, […]

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Walt Disney and Lean Management

5 Clever Lessons from Walt Disney about Lean Management

What do Walt Disney and Lean thinking have in common? More than you might think. The father of Mickey, Minnie or Snow White was a consummate Lean Thinker long before the methodology became well know. Discover below 5 Lean principles the creator of Disney was following assiduously.  1) Lean Visual Management or How to Optimize […]

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Lean Innovation at Nike

Nike: From Child Labor To Social Responsible Lean Innovation

  From poster child for lack of responsibility to catalyst of positive change In the 1990s, Nike, one of the premiere shoe manufacturers in the world, worn by the greatest names in sports from Michael Jordan to Tiger Woods or Maria Sharapova, became a poster child for lack of corporate responsibility. The Nike product has become a […]

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5 Rules That a Lean Manager Should Follow

  5 Rules that a Lean Manager should follow In the Lean philosophy, the  manager’s mission does not directly consists in generating added value for the client. It consists rather in ensuring that the conditions for the employees, who directly contribute to the creation of added value for the client, are optimal.  To pursue this objective, […]

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