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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.



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.



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.


Cracking the wrong whip

Last month the minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, called on ward sisters in public sector hospitals to place orders for supplies three months in advance. This was in response to a question about the problems experienced by patients in getting their medication timeously (SAFM, Morning Live, 26 July 2013).

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Exploring the softer side of lean – September 2016 Newsletter

Have you come to this page from our email newsletter? Click here to continue reading where the email ended. “Lean conversational skills”: have you ever heard the expression? What might it mean? What it means, for me, is a form of dialogue characterized by: • discovery...

Human Resources and the Lean Transformation – July 2016 Newsletter

How to develop lean thinkers? How to develop lean practitioners? How to develop the next generation so that it reflects the full diversity of our world? How to build humble confidence in that generation’s practice of lean? And is this the job of the HR Department, or...

Lean Management, more than just waste elimination

This article is reproduced from the Confederation of Zimbabwean Industries' Business Intelligence Report, printed in March 2016. You can download the original pdf here. CZI hosted a three day Introduction to Lean Management workshop from 8 – 9 February, 2016 in Harare...

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