• Power to the people: Yeo Valley Family Farms’ Steven Welch and Chris Coles show how giving staff a voice can be the greatest reward
  • Empowering individuals on a global scale: LMJ editor Callum Bentley catches up with Accolade Wines Global Manufacturing Director Richard Lloyd to discuss the challenges of implementing different rewards across a global operation.
  • The greatest reward?: Gerald Ledford Jr, Senior Research Scientist at University of Southern California’s Centre for Effective Organisations, explains some of the different reward systems used and what to look out for when putting these in place.
  • Rewards, recognition and the employee’s mind: Chartered psychologist and socio-technical lecturer at Leeds University Business School, Dr Matthew Davis chats to LMJ Editor Callum Bentley about the role of rewards in the workplace and how they can impact an employee’s motivation.


  • Holding the pieces together: Since LMJ last caught up with Serbian design and production company, SCGM, the company has taken on some massive projects which have put their lean practices to the test. In the latest update, CEO Sandra Cadjenovic explains how one project in particular almost blew their lean goals apart, two years after the transformation began.



  • Super models, mental models and interdependent value streams: LMJ Editorial Board member Bill Bellows is back with his latest instalment of his Lessons from Deming articles. In this issue, he looks at the problems with conforming to different models within manufacturing and management and explores what an organisation can achieve if it looks outside of its box.


  • In this section, LMJ’s editorial board members and readers comment on the most interesting articles from last month’s edition and share their ideas about important lean topics. This month’s contributors are LMJ editorial board members Nick Rich and Joseph Paris.


  • Challenging lean’s applicability: In this article, Kirsi Mikkonen, the change driver at Ericsson R&D Finland, together with researchers at University of Oulu and Technical University of Madrid describe how lean thinking has been introduced in a dynamic software development organisation at Ericsson R&D Finland.


  • Lean is dong it for the kids: Dave Fry, Medical Division Project Manager at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire explains how lean practices were implemented across the UHNS paediatric services to improve the patient experience.