Let’s jam!

Escrito el 15 julio 2010 por José Luis Fernández en Lean Services

Angel Díaz, our Operations Professor, uses to organize what we are calling Jam Sessions. (An informal gathering of musicians to play improvised or unrehearsed music.)

The format is as follows:  He invites for one of his latest classes at the IXMBA programs several friends who develop their careers in different sectors. These guys have around 15 minutes to bring to the students the flavour of the operations in their specific sector, the trends they identify and what are the main challenges they try to face at their environment. After that, there is a turn for questions and an open discussion.

In today’s session, there has been a common bond in the presentations related to LEAN expansion and transferences in such a way as the jazz fusions with other styles.

Concepts originally applied to automotive sector expanding, as innovation,  to trains and aeronautics evolving their quality standards, as lean kills the costs of low quality, productivity and the workers culture in sectors coming from monopoly, union, low profile, feelings.  

Some jumps through technology to get to luxury sector applications both in supply chain and retail services and finally lean applications in retail banking.

Agents of the lean evolution-revolution are workers coming from those leaner environments; fusion is similar to musicians bringing new rhythms to aged styles.

In the forum, we have found lean principles in several environments, even in extreme software design.

Where have you found traces of lean?

Let’s jam!


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