The Lean Manager

The Lean Manager

by Michael Ballé, Freddy Ballé

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BN ID: 2940013396142
Publisher: Lean Enterprise Institute, Inc.
Publication date: 09/19/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 471
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Michael Ballé, Ph.D., is a business researcher and consultant and has studied lean transformation for the past 15 years. He is Associate Researcher at Télécom ParisTech and the co-founder of the French Lean Institute ( and the Projet Lean Enterprise ( With his father, Freddy, he coaches CEOs and senior executives in using lean to radically improve their businesses' performances and establish lean cultures.

Freddy Ballé started visiting Toyota plants in Japan in the mid-1970s while head of product planning and later manufacturing engineering at Renault, where he worked for 30 years. Upon leaving Renault, he pioneered the full lean system implementation at Valeo as Technical Vice President, then at Sommer-Allibert as CEO, and later at Faurecia as Technical Vice President. With his son, Michael, he has founded ESG Consultants ( to advise CEOs and senior executives on making lean transformations as described in The Lean Manager.

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