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The hidden value – Lean in manufacturing and services

École des Ponts Paritech and BCG via Coursera


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Lean is a powerful methodology that enables managers and employees to shift their mindset and helps companies to keep their business sustainable by creating competitive advantage. Today, in an increasingly complex and dynamic world, where companies struggle to maintain competitive advantage, Lean is more important than ever. This course combines the experience of many senior experts and practitioners from the Boston Consulting Group and École des Ponts, and brings perspectives on Lean in manufacturing and services. It offers strong topic foundation as well as deep practical insights into the art of continuous improvement. In this course, you will learn: - why Lean is a key driver for sustainable competitive advantage - how different companies can leverage Lean to create value both in manufacturing and services - what it takes to drive a Lean transformation and build a culture of continuous improvement - how new technologies impact traditional lean practices


  • How Lean benefits companies
  • How to apply Lean to improve manufacturing
  • How to apply Lean to improve services
  • Lean as a new mindset to drive transformation

Taught by

Aurélie Delemarle, Ph.D, Dr. Thomas Frost, Salvatore Cali and Elsa Blume


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  • This is an excellent course that introduces you to Lean Methodology, in order to generate high impact results in the company

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