IN THIS ISSUE:


PRINCIPLES & PURPOSE

  • The future of supermarkets: A team of experienced researchers from Cardiff Business School and Cranfield University, in the United Kingdom, discuss the green strategy of Tesco, the lean champion of British grocery retail.
  • Monozukuri: Toyota going green: For the Japanese car-maker, being environmentally responsible has more to do with the beliefs that guide the company’s mission and ethos than regulation. Keivan Zokaei explores the concept of monozukuri.
  • Green, lean… and clean: Jon Lightowler of MITIE explains why at the facilities management specialist, which operates in the UK and Europe, lean and green go hand in hand.

  • Lean’s Western beginnings: In the final part of his article, author Richard Schonberger, President of Seattle-based Schonberger & Associates, analyses the history and evolution of lean thinking.

INTERVIEW

  • Enhancing lean with simulation: What if there was a way to test your ideas before having to invest actual resources? Liam Hastie of US- and Scotland-headquartered software provider SIMUL8 talks with LMJ about the benefits of using simulation in a lean environment.
  • A wide view of lean: Roberto Priolo speaks with Kate Mackle, Course Director of a soon to be launched MSc in Lean Enterprise at the University of Buckingham, in England.

IT’S A LEAN WORLD

  • Leaning and booming: This month, LMJ travels to South America for the first time to look at lean implementation in Brazil. Companies featured in this special include Brasil Foods, Instituto Oncologico do Vale, 3M and Ci&T.

LETTERS AND COMMENT


LEAN DIARY

  • Leaning towards excellence: In this column, LMJ observes the lean journey of Serbian manufacturer SCGM. Director Sandra Cadjenovic shares the most recent update on the company’s CI programme. This month, a plant manager and a quality manager have their say too.

  • A new paradigm for assessment: Netherlands-based digital security company Gemalto’s Denis Becker explains why a different model for lean assessment must be created.

LMJ IN CONFERENCE
  • This section features reviews of the lean events LMJ attends. This month, the Lean Summit in Sao Paulo.

THE FIFTH COLUMN


BOOK REVIEW