Tag Archives: Key concepts

A Strength Based Approach to Lean

Introduction Never before has there been such a strong call for a culture of continuous improvement in the private and public sectors across the global economy. In these challenging times the appetite to discover how to do this better has never been greater. Process improvement has been developed over the... Read More

Creating Organisational Cultures of Learning – Linked Learning Loops

“The trouble with us is that we’ve got no corporate memory.” I’ve heard this statement in various forms from a variety of different people I’ve worked with over the years. The starkest version came from a senior officer in a police force. He was referring to the fact that his... Read More

Let’s Ban the Eighth Waste

From the Seven Wastes to the Multiple Wastes of Lean Thinking. The Original Wastes Taiichi Ohno famously identified the Seven Wastes of the Toyota Production System that have become part of the bedrock of lean knowledge and fundamental to lean improvement initiatives. Acronyms such as TIMWOOD regularly appear in handbooks and... Read More

A Fractal View of Lean

“…or why Broccoli is good for you!” Introduction Some contend that lean is at a tipping point in its life cycle. Will it wither away as just another business improvement fad, or will it thrive, survive and grow and bring its full potential to bear on business, the public sector... Read More

Confront Waste to Innovate

It appears that innovation, while far from a new concept, is now the hotly sought after ‘ingredient’ that organisations are desperate to harness, adopt, nurture and grow. I have been immersed in lean thinking since 2005, and a couple of years ago I had a revelation about one of the... Read More

The Equation of Lean

“I’m sorry, but all our agents are busy at the moment…” We’ve all experienced this apologetic message on a Monday morning when we call a service centre to make that claim, book an appointment, or request service. They are experiencing “high levels of demand” and you’re invited to go to... Read More

Contact LCS

Lean Competency Services Ltd
5 Clive Crescent
Penarth
Vale of Glamorgan
CF64 1AT

Key Contacts

enquiries@leancompetency.org
elias@leancompetency.org

Sign-Up To Our Newsletter