Comparing Lean Application in Aerospace and NGOs with Andrew Parris – The Lean Effect Podcast

In this podcast interview with Mark Dejong, Andrew Parris, a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Andrew Parris with over 25 years of experience in NGO/humanitarian and Aerospace Development, recounts his lean journey from the beginning. He talked about the differences between aerospace and other sectors, as well as how the aerospace industry approaches process […]

What Christian Leaders can Learn from Lean

Andrew Parris and Don Pope note some striking parallels between Lean and Christian/biblical principles, even though Lean has roots in Buddhist and Japanese teachings and culture. Through “tireless experimentation” the founders of Lean discovered timeless and universal principles that produced tangible results. Toyota systematized these principles and practices a management system that we now call […]

International Relief and Development Improvement

by Brion Hurley Andrew Parris has over a decade of experience working at non-profit NGO’s (Non-Governmental Organizations). He works with organizations that deal with emergency response and recovery work for countries afflicted by war and natural disasters. In his book chapter, he details how he used his Lean Six Sigma skills to enable colleagues to work […]