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Even in France, Lean can be implemented right – The Challenges (Part1)

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Even in France, Lean can be implemented right

Part 1 – The challenges – Success not a likelihood (1:34)

Uncertainty and a lack of trust, poor performance and low levels of employee commitment accurately describes the conditions when Bianca kicked off a “Lean Implementation” – the factory’s fourth attempt in ten years. Meet Bianca Azzolin.  She’s French and she is very funny.

In this three-part video series, she shares details of the Lean transformation her factory underwent since 2015.  As Production and SAMS (Schoeller Allibert Management System) Manager of their injection moulding factory in Nurieux, France, she shares how, despite failing three times before, they have succeeded in implementing their Lean Management System in France with the help of Alex from CDI’s UK office.  By involving all employees, implementing 5S from the top down to illustrate leadership by behaviour and by practicing Gemba visits daily, they ignited their employees, gaining not only their interest, but their commitment and innovation.  It’s always a joy to hear stories such as Bianca’s.