What is Lean?
One common question I get asked by managers is "what is lean?" At is simplest it is the method that measures the elimination of all forms of waste from processes. This does not mean reducing headcount ! If in your dwelling you had the cooker in one room, the dishwasher in another, the fridge in another, the kettle in another you would waste a lot of precious time and resource moving from room to room. This is exactly how many organsiations though end up over many years and Lean sets out a way of reducing and removing this waste. McDonalds fast food are a great example of how Lean works. If you want to learn more about Lean sign up for some more insights.