A long time ago, a Danish prince caught in a vicious family feud uttered the famous words: “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” – Hamlet, Shakespeare At SAM, our core philosophy is inspired by these words and we always work with our way of thinking. We call it the Thinking Model where Principles govern …Read More0
Electrification of vehicles is what is on everybody’s mind right now. It is considered environmentally friendly and provides a lot of benefits. In time, there is a high probability it will be the preferred drivetrain in vehicles. The old automotive industry has been seduced and frightened by the challenger Tesla, and the breakthroughs they have done. Both technically and in …Read More0
Starting individual continuous improvement groups does not necessarily lead to improvements for the customer or throughout the flow. It can even take longer time to get the entire flow connected and synchronized in its enhancement efforts if there is only a small group of people involved first. To speed up the entire flow, especially in cases where the flow is …Read More0
How do we get better at equal treatment and at the same time better at allowing for individual differences? Do we need to talk more, or perhaps less, about differences between men and women? Is cleaning up the language enough or do we also need to work on changing the way people think? These and other questions are a part …Read More0
This winter, SAM arranged a seminar on strategic leadership to commemorate our 40th anniversary. During the seminar, Scania’s CEO Henrik Henriksson spoke about the Thinking Model and how a common mindset guides the co-workers at Scania to work towards the organization’s common goals and achievements: “The Thinking Model is the foundation for the long-term collaboration between Scania and SAM. It …Read More1
SAM has long experience in developing visual planning boards to support cross functional meetings. The purpose of these planning boards is to provide a common overview of the current situation to participants from different functions. This “common truth” makes it easier to detect, act on and solve deviations. In a delivery flow, for example, delays and new information can easily …Read More0
Valentine’s day. For centuries, the 14th of February has been seen as a day of love – a day to express your innermost feelings to those you hold dear. For some, today will be a nerve-wrecking day; will their love be answered? For others, today will be a warm day, filled with flowers, chocolate and – most importantly – love. …Read More0
The Scania House originates from SAM’s Thinking Model.