AllAboutLean.com blogs on the different aspects of lean manufacturing and lean administration. The blog has a strong focus is on practicability, although some posts will also delve into theoretical details.
Why I write this Blog
I love lean manufacturing. I love teaching. What better way than to write about it in a blog. Additionally, it is a way to spread some of my applied research into the public. Few practitioners read academic papers, but do google their problems. I also do not do this for money. True, there is a bit of advertisement, but this does not even cover the expenses. I probably could monetize the blog more, but I don’t want to! Besides, the big benefit – which I did not even expect when I started – are the contacts and knowledge I get through this blog. It takes quite some time to write the blog regularly, but I truly enjoy it. I hope you enjoy it, too 🙂 .
This blog discusses the underlying fundamentals of the lean manufacturing approach as well as its specific tools. Many posts will describe common pitfalls in lean manufacturing, and information on different ways for training people in lean manufacturing will also be provided. Finally, historic development of manufacturing organization will be covered in some posts.
The blog is aimed at industry professionals, with the goal of assisting in the management of day-to-day manufacturing problems. In theory, everything sounds easy; however, in practice, on the shop floor with its myriad of problems and significant complexity, implementing lean is an enormous challenge. This blog aims to help industry professionals with these tasks.
Source of Information
The primary author of this blog is me: Christoph Roser, a professor of production management at the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences. I write based on decades of experience in implementing lean manufacturing at Toyota in Japan, as a consultant at McKinsey & Company, and as a lean expert and manager at Robert Bosch GmbH. For more information, you can read my biography at Christoph Roser, look at my publications, or contact me for consulting, public speaking, and trainings.