Lean

‘Lean’ refers to a set of principles, and supporting tools and techniques to improve the Positive Jaws in a process.

To make more profit the aim is to add value and reduce waste within a process.

A process is defined as :

a series of actions that you take in order to achieve a result” Cambridge English Dictionarybasic-flowchartEach process has several characteristics:-

  • Suppliers
  • Inputs
  • Individual steps
  • Start and finish points
  • Outputs
  • Customers – internal or external

Note: Each process can feed into the next internal process OR can output to the customer

Every operation is made up of processes – no matter how special or bespoke an operation is, if you are honest, it can be thought of as “a series of actions that you take in order to achieve a result” ….

Now lets talk about the 5 Lean Principles that will guide us on our journey to Operational Excellence…..

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