The Lean Thinking Observatory intends to generate an organic set of rigorous and relevant knowledge on the dissemination of Lean Thinking principles and methodologies in Italian enterprises, with the aim of playing an active and growing role in the national and international debate, also proposing itself as an interlocutor in the process of formulating proposals to policy makers.

The Observatory's main sponsors are Auxiell and Banco BPM.

This research is about lean transformations in Middle Market firms. Its aim is to provide novel insights about how Middle Market firms’ owners and managers can grow their business and sustainably create wealth for themselves and their employees through lean transformations. In many cases, the survival and prosperity of these firms depend on how they are managed. Transitioning to lean systems through lean transformation  processes is an enormous opportunity available to anyone to better manage them.

The project is sponsored by Ohio University's National Center for the Middle Market