Logistic Park Conference 2013

I participated in the Logistic Park conference in Nässjö in Sweden today. It was a well attended conference with more than 60 C-level executives and some of the world ‘s foremost experts in Supply Chain Management and Lean, who were engaged as speakers, including Art Smalley, Sam McPherson, Christian Obbaeker Hansen and John Vellema. The… Continue reading Logistic Park Conference 2013

How to face hyper competition?

“Never compete with someone who has nothing to lose.” -Baltasar, Gracián In Småland, Sweden, Bearing is a partner to the The Wood industry event 2013 (Träslaget 2013) and this year’s theme is Innovation. It is an annual national event and a meeting place for businesses, organizations and students within the wood industries. The purpose of… Continue reading How to face hyper competition?

How to create efficient and flexible flows

“Companies have to wake up to the fact that they are more than a product on a shelf. They’re behavior as well”  – Robert Haas, Levi Strauss “Industry is at the heart of Europe and indispensable for finding solutions to the challenges of our society, today and in the future. Europe needs industry and industry… Continue reading How to create efficient and flexible flows

Changing the course…

Changing the behavior of individuals is one of the greatest challenges in a business and in the society as well. This article is prepared by Leyla Is and Sanjeev Baitmangalkar, experts within the field of Lean Management and cultural transformation. Recently we introduced our methodology on how to implement Lean within a municipality. We were… Continue reading Changing the course…

Innovation on my mind

“In order to fix it, you need a passionate anger about something that doesn’t work well.”                    James Dyson Some time ago I visited the Museum of Technology in Stockholm with my family. The children are always so fascinated about the new and old things found in the museum. As we walked through the museum… Continue reading Innovation on my mind

Lean is about Values–Principles–Methods–Tools

Lean manufacturing, lean enterprise, or lean production, often simply, "Lean", is a production practice that considers the expenditure of resources for any goal other than the creation of value for the end customer to be wasteful, and thus a target for elimination. Working from the perspective of the customer who consumes a product or service,… Continue reading Lean is about Values–Principles–Methods–Tools

In Lean transformation by Mike Thelen

Each month, one of our guest authors will write about a topic related to companies and organizations around the world from a Lean philosophy perspective. These guest lecturers come from different parts of the planet and they all have extensive international experience. With a vast know-how in terms of change management, these specialists have all… Continue reading In Lean transformation by Mike Thelen