1. How to Transform Your Hospital Using Lean by Dan Jones and Roberto Priolo (set in Spain)
Over the past two years, Barcelona's Consorci Sanitari del Garraf has performed an incredible lean turnaround - without investing a significant amount of resources or money. How did they do it? Check out this video case study to find out.
2. A Few Thoughts on Volkswagen and Management by Boaz Tamir (Israel)
The recently emerged scandal plaguing Volkswagen over its use of deceptive software in manipulating U.S. emissions testing reveals a disconnect between the automaker's professed values and the behaviors that were actually happening. Boaz Tamir, President of the Israel Lean Enterprise, shares his thoughts on what went wrong in this insightful column.
3. Ten (or Eleven) Lean Values to Live By by Michael Balle (France)
Lean thinking is a paradigm - and paradigms, by definition, are built on a set of values. What are some key values that lean is built on? Michael Balle shares 10, plus one more.