Authentic Lean Transformation
Missing the real essence towards excellence?
Lean, as developed by Japanese companies like Toyota, Bridgestone and others is mostly a far cry from most so-called Lean, CI, or Six Sigma companies and many proponents /consultants. Most of these focus on quality improvements, cost savings, waste reduction, process streamlining, improving customer value, minimizing waste & just in time inventory, etc. – all good Lean concepts, towards an objective of excellence however, implementing these yet missing the essence of lean and the sustainable force of culture behind it, is mostly neglected. Following the principles of lean through a Leadership driven cultural change are often completely neglected in favour of training programs, tools, and projects. Instead, a lean journey should be developed based on: