Only kaizen can scale a digital product past its MVP phase

Author: Fabrice Bernhard Source: http://planet-lean.com/only-kaizen-can-scale-a-digital-product-past-its-mvp-phase Words: Fabrice Bernhard, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Theodo Admiral is a car insurance specialist based in Cardiff, Wales. Anticipating future disruptions, in 2016 the company started to invest in new digital products to hopefully reach new markets while growing their digital capability. One of their new products is Veygo, a

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Changing our dealership to changes lives in the township

Author: James Wood Source: http://planet-lean.com/changing-our-dealership-to-changes-lives-in-the-township Words: James Wood, Dealer Principal, Halfway Ottery – Cape Town, South Africa In 2011, I was going to retire from the corporation I had been with since 1988. For the last 14 years, I had been a Dealer Principal with this group at a Toyota dealership in Cape Town. In what

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Orry Fiume on the two realities of lean that scare most CEOs

Author: Orry Fiume Source: http://planet-lean.com/orry-fiume-on-the-two-realities-of-lean-that-scare-most-ceos Words: Orry Fiume, former VP of Finance and Administration and Director at The Wiremold Company and co-author of The Lean Strategy.   Even before The Wiremold Company was featured in Lean Thinking by Jim Womack and Dan Jones, word was getting out about how we were rapidly transforming our business.

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How we secured a future for employees at Toyota Australia

Author: Doug Rickarby Source: http://planet-lean.com/how-we-secured-a-future-for-employees-at-toyota-australia Words: Doug Rickarby, former Divisional Manager of Manufacturing at Toyota Australia On February 10th, 2014, the President of Toyota Motor Corporation, Akio Toyoda, flew to Melbourne to make an important announcement. His visit to the Altona plant, however, was different from others visits, in that only a handful of people

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Unlocking the Secrets of Kanban with Michael Balle

Author: Michael Ballé Source: http://planet-lean.com/unlocking-the-secrets-of-kanban-with-michael-balle Words: Michael Ballé, lean author, executive coach and co-founder of Institut Lean France. WHAT IS IT?  A Kanban is originally a signboard, usually printed cards in plastic cases. Every box of items that flows through a lean pull system carries its own Kanban card. Kanban come off of items that have

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Meet the Club Experimenting with IT and sustainability

Author: Catherine Chabiron Source: http://planet-lean.com/meet-the-club-experimenting-with-it-and-sustainability Words: Catherine Chabiron, lean coach and member of Institut Lean France People come in one at a time. Even though many of them are drenched by the rain, they all smile and crack jokes. As the French Green IT Club convenes around a table with juice and biscuits, Fred Bordage

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