History (2000-present)

Lean Information by Ron Hyams, Founder

2020 Released, Lean Information Reference Model (LIRM)

Common framework and language for stakeholders to communicate information efficiency needs.


Inspired by a presentation on LEAN Thinking at New York City's Javits Center. Realization that, like processes, information can also contain waste. Presenter agreement and further development.

2009 Proved, scientific paper

Thesis and concepts from 2004 scientific paper applied to a Swiss multinational re-insurer.

2004 Authored, scientific paper*

Topic – how sales proposals can best meet the information needs of multiple decision-makers at multiple levels of the organization, even if unknown.

2000 Presented, Human Aspects of Information Overload

Swiss Telco industry conference, Impacts of Information Overload. Lead session on information overload definition, sources, symptoms and solutions.

1988 LEAN Movement begins

Taiichi Ohno’s book, Toyota Production System, translated from Japanese to English, on improving production outcomes by eliminating “waste” in manufacturing processes.

*Hyams, R.M.; Eppler, M.J. (2004) Information Quality in Complex Sales, International Conference on Information Quality 2004, MIT Sloan School of Management

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