Join us at the Lean Thinking and Practice Summit for 2019

The Lean Thinking and Practice summit is renowned as a gathering of the Australasian lean leader and practitioner community, taking 2 days to mingle and work alongside a select group of inspirational, international experts. 2019 is no exception. Join us in Melbourne in November to hear from international speakers John Shook and Oriol Cuatrecasas and spend 2 days participating in learning experiences of your choice.

This year’s Lean Summit is a celebration of a foundation of the lean movement – Lean People of Australia making their organisations better every day. The Summit emphasises delegate interaction, collaborative learning and gaining inspiration from new fields where Lean thinking is being applied to improve work and productivity with the many tools and techniques.

Can you share your lessons and approaches with the community? Consider taking the plunge and send a 250 word summary or A3 to for consideration as a presentation, poster or part of facilitated learning session at this year’s event.

Lean Mining® Institute

A global initiative this year has been the launch of the Lean Mining® Institute (LMI). The founder, Laura Mottola, recognised the need for industry specific adaption of Lean thinking and practice in mining. Interestingly, it was her experience working outside the industry during a downturn that exposed her to Lean and made her passionate about applying this when she returned to mining.

In Australia, we launched LMI at the Lean Summit in May. Laura was there in person to talk about tackling transformational change and the opportunities for the mining sector from the circular economy (cradle to cradle).

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Learning to Sustain a Lean Transformation

Welcome to the nonprofit Lean Enterprise Australia. We distribute books, workbooks, and case studies, run conferences and public and in-company workshops, and conduct research that helps companies transform themselves into lean enterprises, based on the principles of the Toyota Business System. We also help managers and executives develop the leadership behaviours that sustain lean enterprises. We write a regular e-mail newsletter on developments in lean.

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Just Released! Four Types of Problems

Art Smalley, continuous improvement coach and Lean Enterprise Institute faculty member, has authored a helpful book about problems. Four Types of Problems provides a usable typology to help us differentiate the types of organisational problems we face and the methods and tools that are useful for addressing each type.

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What is Lean?

The core idea is to maximize customer value while minimizing waste. Simply, lean means creating more value for customers with fewer resources. A lean organization understands customer value and focuses its key processes to continuously increase it. The ultimate goal is to provide perfect value to the customer through a perfect value creation process that has zero waste.

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