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Matthew Savas

Matthew Savas

Community Resource Manager, Lean Enterprise Institute

As community resource manager, Matt slices and dices data to capture insights about customers in order to improve LEI’s products and services.

Before coming to the Institute, he lived in Japan for five years where he taught English and managed operations at a start-up travel company. When he is not figuring out how to better serve customers or deepening his knowledge about lean management, Matt probably is cooking, reading, or drinking coffee.  

He has a bachelor’s in East Asian Studies from Bates College and a master’s from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Articles by Matthew Savas
Advice from the Gemba: TPS Mythbusting
Despite its fundamental role in a lean transformation, the Toyota Production System is not an easy thing for many to grasp. In this special installment of Advice from the Gemba, three of LEI's accomplished faculty discuss the most common misconceptions they hear about TPS from their workshop participants. More »
Brisket, Benefits, and Best Practices: LPPDE 2015 Recap
Matt Savas reflects on the LPPDE 2015 conference in Austin, TX by sharing a few stories from speakers who improved their organizations through implementing lean thinking. More »
PDCA, BML, TMC: Learning Lean From Lean
"Lean, Lean UX, and Lean Startup – there' a lot of 'lean' out there," writes Matthew Savas. "Is this good or bad?" What's most important, Savas says, is an allegiance to true PDCA. What do you think? More »