Lean is more than a set of tools to reduce costs and quicken processes. To be effective, Lean must be adopted as a corporate strategy. In this video segment, Steven talks about the importance of a Lean strategy that focuses on your competitors and your customers.
- Lean is not a program, it is a total strategy.…Alex Miller said that.…He's a professor of management…at the University of Tennessee,…and he's often quoted on lean manufacturing practices.…When most people think of lean,…they think of the Toyota tools and techniques…that streamline processes and eliminate waste…and improve quality at the source.…They think of the tactics of lean…at the shop floor or office level.…But Professor Miller is right.…
An effective lean program must start…at the very top of the company…as a corporate approach, a strategy or philosophy…for the entire organization,…a mindset for every employee.…That's what drives a company to implement…those lean practices and apply lean tactics…at its operational levels.…That's what determines why you should use lean.…A strong lean strategy focuses on two very important…aspects of your business,…your competitors and your customers.…
First, your competitors become more challenging every day.…You know that your organization must continuously improve…to meet and beat that competition.…
Lean concepts have been successfully applied to every aspect of doing business. In this course, learn the principles of lean and how they are used in processes, production, and services. Instructor Steven Brown also explains how lean thinking impacts the organization, from the overall business culture to day-to-day work activities.
- What is lean?
- Process mapping and reengineering
- Cost and constraints
- Lean manufacturing
- Lean services
- Lean culture
- Lean thinking