How this SME made lean its strategy for sustainable growth

How this SME made lean its strategy for sustainable growth Author: Catherine Chabiron Source: http://planet-lean.com/how-this-sme-made-lean-its-strategy-for-sustainable-growth Words: Catherine Chabiron, lean coach and member of Institut Lean France As I pay a visit to Grégory Verdon, CEO of Soditel, I decide to try and test, with his help, the concept of the “4 Fs”. Described in the recently published book The

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Nick Katko explains the benefits of lean accounting

Nick Katko explains the benefits of lean accounting Author: Nick Katko Source: http://planet-lean.com/nick-katko-explains-the-benefits-of-lean-accounting Words: Nick Katko, lean accounting expert and Senior Consultant, BMA Inc. Lean is a multi-faceted business strategy, with a primary focus on employees and learning. Through the use of various lean tools, practices and methods, employees learn to master their work, solve the right problems

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These developers learned what lean can do that agile cannot

These developers learned what lean can do that agile cannot Author: Jean-Rémi Beaudoin Source: http://planet-lean.com/these-developers-learned-what-lean-can-do-that-agile-cannot Words: Jean-Rémi Beaudoin, Deputy CTO, Theodo UK Over the past four years, I have been involved in a software development project for an asset manager. The purpose of this project was to help them move to agile development so that they could ship

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How to ensure quality issues are detected and tackled fast

How to ensure quality issues are detected and tackled fast Author: Michael Ballé Source: http://planet-lean.com/how-to-ensure-quality-issues-are-detected-and-tackled-fast Words: Michael Ballé, lean author, executive coach and co-founder of Institut Lean France WHAT ARE THEY? Quality judgment criteria allow for a clear quality decision over a completed job element. Boundary conditions are found on work samples where one can visually see

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How the Dutch Special Forces apply lean without realizing it

How the Dutch Special Forces apply lean without realizing it Author: Eric Pasman Source: http://planet-lean.com/how-the-dutch-special-forces-apply-lean-without-realizing-it Words: Eric Pasman, lean coach and former officer in the Dutch Special Forces During the daily all-staff briefing the company commander of 104 Special Operations Land Task Group entered the briefing room and said: “A UN convoy of the Niger battalion is under

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