From the editorLean CEO Has Been Launched!
By Kevin Meyer
We launched the Superfactory website in 1997 - nearly fifteen years ago! In that time we have become one of the predominant sources of lean manufacturing information, articles, book reviews, and training tools. Our monthly newsletter eventually reached over 50,000 subscribers worldwide.
Over the last few years we've had an increasing number of requests for a similar resource base for lean knowledge in other industries, in particular the leadership aspects of lean. Because of this we decided to morph Superfactory into a new website, Lean CEO.
The new Lean CEO website launched in June of 2011 and for starters it includes all of the content from Superfactory - but we've added more. Much more. There is information on other industries, links to external articles, a jobs board, and we have plans for many more features that will be added over the upcoming months.
Superfactory will continue to exist but all new content will be added to the Lean CEO website.
Featured BookLean IT
By Steven Bell & Michael Orzen
Information Technology is supposed to enable business performance and innovation, improve service levels, manage change, and maintain quality and stability, all while steadily reducing operating costs. Yet when an enterprise begins a Lean transformation, too often the IT department is either left out or viewed as an obstacle. What is to be done? This book shares practical tips, examples, and case studies to help you establish a culture of continuous improvement to deliver IT operational excellence and business value to your organization.
New At Superfactory
- We just added the Lean Enterprise Strategy Kit which contains all of the training presentations, worksheets, tools, and documents required to create and execute a robust lean-oriented strategy. More information
- As a fun side project we just launched Lean Pics, a photo blog showcasing photos of lean manufacturing examples and concepts.
- We consolidated our factory tour and lean manufacturing video library into a new website: Superfactory TV. Take a look!
Our partner Gemba Academy has over 160 lean manufacturing training video modules. This month's featured video is Introduction to Lean.
AME Annual Conference
Baltimore, Maryland USA
15-19 November 2010
The Association for Manufacturing Excellence hosts the largest lean conference in the world, with workshops, seminars, and factory tours. For practitioners by practioners.
Superfactory publishes a free monthly e-news letter to over 50,000 manufacturing professionals worldwide. Each issue includes industry news, articles, and book reviews.