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Welcome to my Beyond Lean blog! Out of personal an professional interest I have started to write about my own journey in continuous improvement, business process engineering and 20 years in executive management functions. These posts reflect on my learnings in moving beyond Lean, specifically the typical Lean methodologies and tools, the blind application of Kaizen Blitzes, leaving behind tremendous wasted potential and most importantly totally disillusioned staff.

My observation is that Lean’s core techniques are designed to eliminate/reduce variability in operations. Unfortunately most businesses cannot deal with this, their customers want something else as the world has become more individualistic. Thus Lean applied blindly will not work in most occasions, a more prudent, holistic approach is required. Please read my posts for more insights…