History (1988-present)

Lean Information by Ron Hyams, Founder

2020 released the Lean Information Reference Model (LIRM)

A framework and language to communicate information efficiency needs.


Input from a presentation on LEAN Thinking at New York City's Javits Center. Realization that, like processes, information also contains waste.

2009 further proved scientific paper (below)

As an employee, consistently applied paper recommendations to a Swiss multinational in the Financial Services sector.

2004 authored scientific paper*

How sales proposals can best meet the information needs of multiple decision-makers at multiple levels of the organization even if these people are unknown.

2000 delivered presentation, Human Aspects of Information Overload

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

1988 introduced LEAN methodology and movement

Taiichi Ohno’s book, Toyota Production System, was translated from Japanese to English. Topic – 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, Cambridge, MA, USA