10 Missing Words from the Lean Manufacturing Language
You hear the question every week…. What is lean manufacturing? You also get many different answers…. It’s a philosophy, it’s a set of tools to remove waste, it’s about adding value to your customer, it’s a set of principles, it’s a mindset, it’s a culture, etc. I think a lot of the confusion is created by the language we use to describe lean manufacturing.
1. Define Lean Manufacturing. Decide on your own definition for lean manufacturing with your team. Think how lean manufacturing will give your organisation a strategic advantage. Share the definition with everyone and keep this as your guide for the journey.
Example Lean Manufacturing Definition: “To achieve a leading position in the marketplace with a culture that is continuously striving to improve personal and business performance.”