This article considers what Lean is all about, its origins and how both larger and smaller businesses and organisations can benefit from the tools. Click on the links below to read more:
Is Lean for me?
Almost certainly the answer is yes. If your business employs a number of people, doing different tasks and all having to work as a team then ask yourself this question:
‘Could we be more productive if we organised ourselves in a different way?’
Lean thinking is applied common sense. Why would you do something that adds no value, or makes waste? Getting an independent lean expert to help you may be the most effective way to kick start a step change in performance. The lean expert will come with a range of tools in their toolbox to help identify and quantify potential improvements. More often than not they will bring ideas and solutions that have been tested and proved in other businesses – why invent a new solution when a proven one already exists?