Lean is a strategic choice and not a programme, which begins with learning a new way of thinking about solving problems and organising to grow capabilities to lay the basis for accelerating continuous innovation.
Biography: Founder and Chairman of the Lean Enterprise Academy in the U.K., Daniel T. Jones is a senior advisor to the Lean Enterprise Institute, management thought leader, and mentor on applying lean process thinking to every type of business.
Daniel Jones is the author, with James P. Womack, of the influential and popular management books that describe the principles and practice of lean thinking in production. These include: The Machine that Changed the World, Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Organization, and the workbook Seeing the Whole Value Stream. Their book, Lean Solutions: How Companies and Customers Can Create Value and Wealth Together, extends these ideas to consumption, provision, and service delivery. He is the publisher of Breaking Through to Flow, Creating Lean Dealers, and Making Hospitals Work.
A sought-after keynoter, Jones also has organized Lean Summit conferences in Europe, including the Frontiers of Lean Summit, the First Global Lean Healthcare Summit, and the Lean Transformation Summit.
Prof. Jones advises organizations in different sectors on their lean transformations. He helped establish the first company University in the UK at Unipart, wrote the UK Government’s Rethinking Construction report and Lean Thinking for the NHS. He organized the first Global Healthcare Summit, mentors a dozen hospitals in the UK, Italy and the USA and published Making Hospitals Work. Jones was the European Director of MIT’s Future of the Automobile and International Motor Vehicle Programs. He is advisor to the European Efficient Consumer Response movement and editor of the International Commerce Review. Jones holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Sussex.