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LAA-Blog - LiF2017 - Airbus D&S

As part of the Lean Innovation Forum 2017 in Madrid from October 24 to 26, the Airbus Defence & Space will host a one-day  Hoshin Kanri into practice: Linking Strategy to Innovationon workshop on 26 October at their facilities. During the workshop, the participants will also have the opportunity to attend the company tour. Networking lunch and tapas will be provided after the training. [su_spacer size="20"] Hoshin...

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Innovations are like people: they are born, they continuously grow, they saturate, and decline. In the past 15 years, a product’s life cycle has shortened fourfold. At the same time, 6 out of 7 innovation projects never reach the market. This means innovation is more essential than ever, but also remains rather risky. . According to the Accenture study, 70% of CEOs identified innovation as strategic, while...

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The big Question: How can you motivate someone who isn’t motivated? You can’t. But you can help them find their own source of motivation. Leverage on the 3 human aspects – the vital behaviours, personal motivation and ability, peer pressure and working on social influence – the most potent force for sustainable Lean initiatives.   The Researches, Mini-workshop, and Objectives: In VitalSmarts research we found that most leaders put...

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Although lean has been found as a widespread application in the manufacturing and services sector, only a few sustained implementations were found in the R&D organizations. Lean-startup thinking has boosted high-tech industries. However, the applications to the innovation creation processes are barely found in the traditional manufacturing industries, besides that not much have been published about this subject. In fact, many executives believe that applying...

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As part of our mission to help organizations to learn, innovate and share by implementing lean principles in the innovation process the Lean Analytics Association is proud to announce that registration is now open for the 2nd Lean Innovation Forum 2016 (LiF 2016). It will be held on Wednesday, Nov 9 in Lausanne, Switzerland with the pre-forum training session on Tuesday, Nov 8 and post-forum training session on Thursday, Nov 10, 2016.


Brigitta-VarroLAA, EPFL, Politecnico di Milano and Lean experts from 10 companies successfully concluded the first Lean Best Practices Discovery Project this October in Switzerland. The outcome of this collaboration provides a unique collection of 10 industrial cases, where best practices related to lean product development and innovation are documented and structured in logical chapters.


The École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the Lean Analytics Association (LAA) are organizing the 1st Lean Product Development Networking and Learning Forum, which will be held in Lausanne, Switzerland on October 29 to 31, 2015. This 3-day event will bring together lean practitioners from around the world, to network, share their best practices and challenges, and learn about different lean innovation techniques through five ‘learning by doing’ sessions.


KFlores-150x150The Lean Analytics Association (LAA), the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) and Cranfield University organized an Industrial Workshop on September 3, 2013 in Lausanne, Switzerland. LAA aims, as part of its mission statement, to collaborate with companies, universities, consulting firms, other associations and lean experts to co-develop, train, implement and diffuse best practices applying lean thinking in product development. This Industrial Workshop provided a good occasion for participants to network, share their experiences and learn from each other.

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