GlobalBusinessProfessor.com’s latest Audio Interview, “Global Lean: Seeing the New Waste Rooted in Communication, Distance and Culture” features Sam Yankelevitch, author, global lean expert, and CEO of Xpress Lingo Solutions. In the 6-minute Audio Interview, Mr. Yankelevitch discusses what the newly released book is about; his involvement in the industry; provides possible solutions to tough “invisible” supply chain problems; shares case examples; and provides insight into what he sees happening in the automotive industry and relates it to the relevancy of the book. The book is published by CRC-Productivity Press.
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For many organizations, manufacturing processes were once contained within “four walls”, and most leaders could go see the entire work area — the gemba, where the work happened — by merely taking a walk.
However, with globalization, many manufacturing processes have been dispersed over thousands of miles, across oceans, and different time zones. Sam Yankelevitch, in his new book — Global Lean: Seeing the New Waste Rooted in Communication, Distance, and Culture — demonstrates how to use Lean thinking to uncover hidden waste in the interactions required in today’s global organizations.
About Sam Yankelevitch
Yankelevitch is an author, trainer, and conference speaker and for more than 30 years has interacted with global manufacturers and distributors in automotive supply chain operations. He is also the author of Lean Potion #9 – Communication: The Next Lean Frontier, which offer solutions for reducing waste in global supply chains.