What is Lean Thinking?


Lean Thinking is the systematic Management approach to bring efficiency and quality to manufacturing processes and their requisite extensions. As the name implies, it is meant to eliminate waste and wasteful practices throughout the entire organization.

Lean Management can be applied not only in the traditional environment of the shop floor but also throughout an entire organization - from the executive suite to the shipping dock. Its goal is to devote less human effort, less inventory, less development time, and less space to become highly responsive to customer demands while producing the highest quality product or service.

Lean Management offers many advantages in material handling, inventory control, product and process quality, employee enrichment and customer satisfaction. It has and will continue to save thousands of companies millions of dollars in operating costs.

This material will help provide the knowledge you need to bring the benefits of Lean home to your organization.


Good Start

    Develop mistake-proofing ideas that drive error-free processes. Participants learn basics through lively discussion and exercises. And the best news? The instruction fees are waived! Client covers facilitator travel and reasonable expenses only. Click for more information

  • Driving Results
    Learn how successful Leadership Teams use daily accountability meetings, daily planning and scheduling reviews, weekly sales, and operations meetings as the preferred method to drive results. Identify bottlenecks, and share critical "hand-off" information between operating shifts.

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    Hitchhiker's Guide to Lean

    Hitchhikers do not travel a fixed path. They intentionally wander so they can learn and grow along the way. Embarking on the lean journey is similar, there are many roads on which to wander and no single one is right for all. "The Hitchhiker's Guide to Lean: Lessons from the Road" reveals the most critical lessons learned over the authors' combined 30-plus years of exploring the lean highways. Checkout this great book today!

  • Quotable Quotes
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    Safety, Quality and Speed of Execution sayings inspire and motivate team members.

  • Book Review

    Outlines the book - Creating A Lean Culture by David Mann. Utilize these questions and discuss answers at one-hour weekly planning meetings with the Site Leadership Team.

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