In this issue:

Thrive and Survive

  • Examining the challenges of sustaining lean when a business grows.

 PRINCIPLES AND PURPOSE

Global lean transformation at AIG

Matthew Smith, head of the Lean Centre of Excellence at AIG and Matthew Michael, academy manager at AIG, disclose the trials and tribulations of implementing a lean programme in the world’s largest insurance company.

Globally lean

LMJ editorial board member Joseph Paris analyses the dilemma of scaling lean when a business grows, highlighting the power of people as the key to success.

 DIY leadership

 Joe Bell, director of Evoke People Development reveals how his most successful consultancy programme was founded on basic lean principles, as well as, emphasising the importance of developing people to keep a business lean when it evolves across borders.

 

Systematic lean

Author and lean specialist Mike Denison underlines the necessity of implementing a comprehensive and applied learning curriculum to keeping an organisation cost effective when businesses flourishes.

 

LEAN DIARY

Joseph Ricciardelli, founding partner at Tecla Consulting, and Oleg Chistyakov, TPM Director at Baltika Breweries bring the latest instalment of the lean diary.

 

SPECIAL FEATURE

The tension between risk and quality management

Editorial board member Paul Hardiman shares Industry Forum’s latest research on the friction between quality management and risk management.

 

SECTOR FOCUS: OFFSITE MODULAR CONSTRUCTION

Lean by nature

LMJ visited Caledonian Modular, to examine why pre-assembling buildings in a factory environment is the most lean form of construction.

 

CASE STUDY

Cost Control

Jeremy Harford, managing director of Mestec, on Thales Air Defence, manufacturers of electronic equipment for aerospace, defence and security purposes.