Lean Management means Dynamic Management
Lean Thinking, or Lean Manufacturing, when used in manufacturing applications, is defined as a "creating move value for customers with fewer resources." In other words, it means developing and enhancing processes that encourage continual improvement to identify new ways to reduce resources and streamline workflows, thereby developing and delivering higher quality products at a lower cost.
The key phrase here is continual improvement. It's not enough to make a change and then sit back with your new-found efficiency. For Lean Management/Manufacturing to truly work, there must be on-going efforts towards improvement. The four basic principles for an organization establishing a lean manufacturing work environment include:
- Establish a process knowledge base.
- Encourage and develop process ownership.
- Communicate processes in everyday language.
- Accept mistakes, and learn from them.
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