Mélanie Noyel, Acta Mobilier

Mélanie Noyel, Acta Mobilier

How Lean helped our IT team take pride in their work
A year and a half ago, Melanie Noyel started the Lean transformation of Acta Mobilier IT team. She will explain what Lean changed to the day-to-day work and how the team members have become proud of their achievements.


Mélanie Noyel is Head of IT and Technology with Acta Mobilier, a kitchen and bathroom fronts manufacturer and exhibition stand designer.

Following her Master’s degree in Complex Systems Engineering, she was integrated as a PhD student on the subject of product-controlled systems. The link with digital is clear and she found her place within the IT department until becoming information system and new technologies director. Without real training as a team manager, she is trying to organize the multidisciplinary service that takes care of all IT, from printer failures to application development.

Embarking on the company’s global Lean approach focused on manufacturing, she became interested in Lean Digital and joined Institut Lean France Lean IT Academy run by Edmond Nguyen. It’s in this context that she completely reviewed her team organization by focusing on aligning everyone on common goals and introducing the first rituals. Quickly, the team adopted the various Lean tools and the results followed. Other teams of the company stop by to watch, discuss and sometimes take example, motivated by the good mood and pride displayed by the IT team.

Mélanie was born in the Vosges countryside, which made her sensitive to the benefits of nature and animals. Her doctoral career led her to work on bio-inspired algorithms and she presented her work, especially on artificial intelligence, in several scientific conferences. She will be sharing her Lean experience for the first time.