Lean thinking drives continuous improvement. In this video, Steven defines the kaizen technique and how it is central to the need to continuously improve your business processes.
- I saw a cartoon recently on the lean.org website.…It perfectly described the continuous improvement approach…through the eyes of a Lean philosophy.…First, you see the classic scene of the optimist…smiling at the glass half full…then you see the pessimist frowning at the glass half empty.…In the final scene, the Lean thinker…is wondering why the glass…is twice as big as it needs to be.…He's thinking about how he can make that glass…even better than it is right now.…
He's thinking about how he can redesign that glass…so that half of it is not wasted.…Lean thinking drives continuous improvement…and the Lean technique that drives continuous improvement…throughout the organization is Kaizen.…Kaizen which is a Japanese term…calls for small incremental improvements…that are continuously made over the long-term.…Kaizen is intended to be a pervasive mindset…in which all employees are continuously looking…for better ways of doing their job…as they go about their workday.…
We see examples of Kaizen activities…throughout the organization…
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
Skill Level Beginner
1. Lean Defined
2. Lean Processes
3. Lean Manufacturing
4. Lean Services
5. Lean Thinking
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