Lean Institute Africa
Purpose | Process | People
Lean Transformation requires learning a new way of thinking and acting by addressing key questions of Purpose, Process and People.
Align PURPOSE, PROCESS and PEOPLE whilst nurturing a learning culture.
Get the competitive edge through a relentless focus on customer value and working smarter.
Enrich your learning, balance your work-life and transform the organisation.
Forge a new way of thinking and acting.
Advance your knowledge and application.
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WHAT WE ARE ABOUT
The Lean Institute Africa is a non-profit company promoting lean thinking in sub-Saharan Africa. We are a proud member of the Lean Global Network comprising more than 30 institutes globally. Founded by Jim Womack and Dan Jones, the network is a community of thought-leaders and practitioners with the goal of making things better.
Our vision is to contribute to better organisational outcomes and quality of life by advancing Lean Thinking and Practice in Sub-Saharan Africa.
We aim to achieve our vision by building the community of lean practitioners through co-learning partnerships, action research and knowledge sharing.
Dr. Jim Womack
Founder and Advisor of the Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) Inc.
PROF. DANIEL T. JONES
Founder and Chairman of the Lean Enterprise Academy United Kingdom.
Emeritus Prof. Norman Faull
Founder and Chairman of the Lean Institute Africa.
“The idea that I can try and improve my own work processes, reduce waste and keep my work area well managed, clean and organised.”
“The simplicity and clear manner in which the workshop was presented. The facilitator conveyed the message and principles of lean in a manner in which any lean ‘beginner’ can understand.”
“The way in which we should go about adding value and problem solving. To be active about it – “Go see”. Be open minded and how to apply ways to benefit a system.”
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FEATURE – Only when we go where the action is, do we begin to truly understand the work. Rose Heathcote joins the Emergency Medical Services in Cape Town for a day. Words: Rose Heathcote, who took part in the ride along while she was CEO of Lean Institute Africa. How...
INTERVIEW – A private healthcare group in South Africa has carefully studied the unique challenges it faces and customized its approach to improvement accordingly, embarking on a lean journey to better patient care. Interviewee: Sharon Vasuthevan, Nursing and Quality...
INTERVIEW – Rose Keanly discusses the role of lean in a strategic business transformation in the financial services sector and the dos and don’ts of bringing lean to a large organization. Rose Heathcote: What triggered the need for a transformation at Old Mutual? Rose...
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