Observa(ons	
  on	
  “lean”	
  in	
  Sweden	
  
Ryusuke	
  Kosuge,	
  PhD	
  
EIJS,	
  SSE	
  
Self	
  introduc(on	
  
•  Researching	
  about	
  “lean”	
  in	
  services	
  since	
  2006	
  
•  Moved	
  to	
  Sweden	...
Toyota Production
System
Lean
Socio-technical systems
(Swedish management style)
“Swedish-style lean”
Emergence	
  of	
  “...
Streamlining	
  processes	
  
•  Prevent	
  chaos	
  in	
  the	
  classroom	
  through	
  root	
  
cause	
  analysis	
  
	...
Visualiza(on	
  of	
  students’	
  learning	
  outcomes	
  
5	
  
Jag känner mej betydelsefull
Jag har kontroll över min
arbetssituation
Jag känner arbetsglädje
“Manniskor	
  som	
  växer”...
Implica(ons	
  for	
  mutual	
  learning	
  between	
  
Sweden	
  and	
  Japan	
  	
  
•  Sweden	
  has	
  learned	
  a	
 ...
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Kosuge observations on lean in sweden

  1. 1. Observa(ons  on  “lean”  in  Sweden   Ryusuke  Kosuge,  PhD   EIJS,  SSE  
  2. 2. Self  introduc(on   •  Researching  about  “lean”  in  services  since  2006   •  Moved  to  Sweden  in  2008   •  Completed  a  PhD  at  University  of  Tokyo  in  2011   •  Just  moved  back  to  Japan  to  explore  career   opportuni(es     2  
  3. 3. Toyota Production System Lean Socio-technical systems (Swedish management style) “Swedish-style lean” Emergence  of  “Swedish-­‐style  lean”   3   Focus  on   value  flow     Autonomy/par(cipa(on   Reflec(ve  learning    
  4. 4. Streamlining  processes   •  Prevent  chaos  in  the  classroom  through  root   cause  analysis     •  Remove  waste  in  day-­‐to-­‐day  opera(ons   – Reduce  unnecessary  mee(ngs   4  
  5. 5. Visualiza(on  of  students’  learning  outcomes   5  
  6. 6. Jag känner mej betydelsefull Jag har kontroll över min arbetssituation Jag känner arbetsglädje “Manniskor  som  växer”    (Wasaskolan,  Södertälje  kommun)   6  
  7. 7. Implica(ons  for  mutual  learning  between   Sweden  and  Japan     •  Sweden  has  learned  a  lot  from  Japan  (though   basically  indirectly)       •  Sweden  has  developed  a  balanced  system  that   ensures  both  quality  of  working  life  and  opera(onal   performance       •  Is  it  (me  for  Japan  to  learn  the  Swedish-­‐style  lean?     7  

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