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Links

See links to various online resources to learn more about Lean Thinking and Practice both locally and globally.
We are constantly learning so please let us know if you find any other sites you think should be added.

  

Research

Most research conducted by the Lean Institute Africa is done in association with MBA students of the UCT Graduate School of Business. To access free copies of MBA research reports, please contact GSB. Here is a recent list of Lean-related Research Reports.

 

Books

The Lean Institute Africa is the local, authorised distributor of the Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) in the USA and as such, distributes books, DVDs and training materials on their behalf.

Newsletters, Articles and Webinars

SA Mass Vaccination Preparation: a View through a Small Window

U3A  (The University of the Third Age) hosted Prof. Norman Faull talking about the vaccine roll out in South Africa. Do take a look through his small window into the systems that will support this process and learn about his suggestions for simulations to strengthen...

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As we learn by doing

One of the things that I appreciate the most about my work is the high amount of learning that goes together with doing my work. Recently I concluded a pilot project where we managed to reduce the average patient journey time (from arrival at the facility’s Admission...

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A Call to Arms

The call to bare arms is now widespread. In Argentina. In Germany. In Indonesia. In fact, we see the call to arms in all the countries that have secured supplies of the vaccine to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. It is a call for upper arms to be bared, and injected. Our...

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The Question of Employee Engagement

I had an interesting conversation with someone that got me thinking about management’s thinking around people engagement in most organisations. The person contrasted experience of working in the private sector with that of working in the public sector. In one of these...

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“We need more staff!”

They said they just needed more staff. They said their process was good – that a nearby university had reviewed their process and confirmed that fact. They said I should back off and just support their push for more staff. The case for more staff was strong: two hours...

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SA Mass Vaccination Preparation: a View through a Small Window

U3A  (The University of the Third Age) hosted Prof. Norman Faull talking about the vaccine roll out in South Africa. Do take a look through his small window into the systems that will support this process and learn about his suggestions for simulations to strengthen...

As we learn by doing

One of the things that I appreciate the most about my work is the high amount of learning that goes together with doing my work. Recently I concluded a pilot project where we managed to reduce the average patient journey time (from arrival at the facility’s Admission...

A Call to Arms

The call to bare arms is now widespread. In Argentina. In Germany. In Indonesia. In fact, we see the call to arms in all the countries that have secured supplies of the vaccine to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. It is a call for upper arms to be bared, and injected. Our...

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