Achieving True Lean Transformation: An Interview with Michael Ballé



Genna Weiss
08/03/2010

So your organization has gone through the quick and early wins of using Lean tools.

Now, what will it take to master a true Lean transformation?

This Profit through Process podcast — recorded onsite at IQPC’s Lean Leaders Meeting — offers insights into how to approach this next major step.

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Genna Weiss of Six Sigma & Process Excellence IQ speaks with Michael Ballê — renowned author of the best selling Lean books, The Gold Mine: A Novel of Lean Turnaround and The Lean Manager: A Novel of Lean Transformation. Ballê shares how organizations can move away from tool-based Lean programs and towards Lean programs that truly transform the entire enterprise.

You will hear Ballê discuss:

  • The critical elements for ensuring that a Lean transformation is successful —including bringing onboard a Lean sensei
  • How Lean leaders can address their current challenges
  • Whether the Lean approach is ideal for all industries