What is Lean?
Lean is a way of achieving more with less resources, creating an organization that responds to greater flexibility with shorter lead time and where the focus is on the customer, both external and internal.
The principles and the opportunities are applicable irrespectively of industry or type of activity. It is all about “learning to see” and elimination of all various types of waste that is built into our systems, and to look at what is value creation for the customer.
In principal, all organizations have major underutilized potentials. Now we have got to make use of it, and to stop the trend whereby all too many slip behind as it concerns long-term profitability and competitiveness.
Lean is process oriented to:
- Develop people
- Develop processes/flow, and
- Develop the capability to solve problems – develop e problem solving culture
Challenge your processes!
Dubble productivity through engaging everybody.
Lean is a way to get more done with existing resources, develop a more agile operation, shorten lead-time, increase quality and create more value for customers. “To work with less stress and to get more done!”
Lean Thinking and Practice
Lean carries a number of basic principles. The objective is to eliminate as much waste as possible and to create as much value as possible for the customer. This includes the delivery of the right quality, at the right price, and at the right time.
- Commitment and Teamwork
- Stability and Standard
- Built-in quality in every step
- Demand driven flow and short lead-time
- Continuous improvements