Lean thinking changes the focus of management from optimising separate technologies, assets, and vertical departments to optimising the flow of products and services through entire value streams that flow horizontally across technologies, assets, and departments to customers.
Lean is not a program or short term cost reduction program, but the way your organisation will operate. The word transformation or lean transformation is often used to characterise a company moving from an old way of thinking to lean thinking. It often requires a complete transformation (change) to how a company conducts business. This takes a long-term perspective and perseverance.
Creating a Lean Change Initiative
Implementing the Lean initiative requires a continuous improvement framework focusing on the most efficient manner to create value for your customers considering the expenditure of resources, the process to deliver and the elimination of waste.
- The core idea is to maximise customer value while minimising waste.
- A lean organisation understands customer value and focuses its key processes to continuously increase it.
- The ROI is the result of the cumulative effect of many small and continuous improvements.
Lean Assessment and Workshop Contact us for a free Lean Change Assessment and Introduction Workshop. Typically this involves 30 minutes to an hour with the project sponsor, followed by a 2 hour ‘approach for your organisation’ presentation to key stakeholders.