Is Lean Thinking Futuristic?


I had the pleasure of interviewing one of the noted experts in the Lean Community, Dan Jones.  Dan is a management thought leader and advisor on applying lean, process thinking to every type of business across the world. He is the founding Chairman of the Lean Enterprise Academy in the UK, dedicated to pushing forward the frontiers of lean thinking and helping others with its implementation.DanJones.jpg

Daniel Jones is the co-author, with James P Womack, of the influential, best-selling management books:

The Machine That Changed the World: The Story of Lean Production

Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation, Revised and Updated

Lean Solutions: How Companies and Customers Can Create Value and Wealth Together

Seeing the Whole Value Stream.

Dan will not disappoint you in this podcast. Though he is firmly rooted in the principles of Lean, you may be surprised by his forward-thinking and interpretation.  An excerpt can be read in this blog post, The Challenge of Lean with Dan Jones.

Related Information:

Has Lean Thinking fallen short on the Demand Side?

Thinking Back from the Customer –Lean Summit 2011

4 Disciplines of Execution – Lean Simplified

Defining the Roles of Lean IT