Lean Communication: how language, culture and distance impact your costs and competitiveness in our globalized economy


In the recently released Audio Interview, ”Lean Communication : how language, culture and distance impact your costs and competitiveness in our globalized economy”, Sam Yankelevitch, CEO, Xpress Lingo Solutions, explains how Lean Communication can be adopted and applied to uncovering and removing non-value added activities such as “soft issues”.  In the 12-minute interview, produced by GlobalBusinessProfessor.com and GlobalAutoIndustry.com, Yankelevitch  also details how Value Stream Mapping can be applied to improve the process of communication.

He further explains how the Toyota Production System fits into the topic of Lean Communication.  Yankelevitch also points out that just as in the manufacturing process, variance in human interactions adds waste to getting things done.  By standardizing things like language and culture through agreements, he believes that some of the variance can be reduced or removed. These are some of the topics that will be taught in Yankelevitch’s upcoming workshop.

Audio Interview Guest
Sam Yankelevitch

Yankelevitch will be conducting the workshop “Bridging Cultures in Mexico’s Automotive Supply Chain”, at Automation Alley Headquarters in Troy, MI on Friday, June 17, from 8:00 am – 12:30 pm. To register for the workshop click here.

Yankelevitch is an author, entrepreneur, and seasoned business leader and for more than 30 years has interacted with Mexican manufacturers and distributors in automotive supply chain operations.  He is the author of Lean Communication: Applications for Continuous Process Improvement, which offer solutions for waste in global supply chains.   Additionally, he is also the author of Lean Potion #9 – Communication: The Next Lean Frontier.