GA 220 | How to Ensure the Longevity of Your Lean Success with Mohamed Aref

GA 220 | How to Ensure the Longevity of Your Lean Success with Mohamed Aref

By Steven Bonacorsi

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This week’s guest is Mohamed Aref. Mohamed shared his lean journey with us, including his take on what makes a lean initiative stick, and what lean is like in Egypt. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Mohamed’s background (2:18)
  • His introduction to lean (4:10)
  • How his company began using lean  (5:44)
  • The skepticism he encountered (6:52)
  • The first thing Mohamed did with lean (7:38)
  • The reduced lead time (11:34)
  • Cultural challenges they faced (12:25)
  • How attitudes changed over time (13:58)
  • What lean is like at the company now (15:05)
  • Lean in Egypt (18:11)
  • The main success factors (19:13)
  • What “Respect for People” means to Mohamed (22:08)
  • The advice Mohamed would give his younger self (23:11)
  • Some of the best advice Mohamed has received (24:27)
  • How Mohamed practices lean outside of work (26:48)
  • Mohamed’s book recommendations (27:40)
  • Mohamed’s final words of wisdom (29:31)

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Steven Bonacorsi

Steven Bonacorsi is the Founder of the Lean Six Sigma Group, President of ISLSS, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

Steven Bonacorsi, President at the International Standard for Lean Six Sigma (ISLSS)
- Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma Methodology.
- Expert in Kaizen event for rapid project execution.
- Certified PMP (Project Management Professional)
- Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
- Masters in Computer Information Systems (MS-CIS)
- Numerous IT certifications.
- Over 20 years of Professional Business Consulting experience at the C-Level.
Executive Master Black Belt leading $ billion business transformation projects globally in multiple Industries. I am a leader who delivers results.