Bob Emiliani’s Innovative Lean Leadership web page is full of knowledge and ideas. His experience and understanding of Lean tools and Lean leadership is evident. Both his blog and twitter account are really worth reading. I’ve chosen two great posts as an example of the content you can find at his page:
Some important learnings:
a) Lean was born “as a management system designed for buyers’ markets”, this is, when Demand is lower than Supply.
b) The importance of management involvement was already an issue at the time Lean was reaching America for the first time.
c) Early TPS training did not have any reference to VSM or A3 to explain TPS concepts like “flow” or “problem solving”.
Based on John Shook’s Lean Transformation Model, Bob adds extra information to the model and remarks the importance of the “Basic Way of Thinking” as the foundation for success: