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  • SubGenre:Management Science
  • Language:English
  • Pages:80
  • eBook ISBN:9781620952238

Lean Diagnostics

Almost Everything You Think You Know About Lean is Probably Wrong

by M. James Allen

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There are many roads to successfully padding your dream account with the insurance of money. Certainly Lean is a tried and true, waste eliminating and efficiency-boosting road. But even Lean initiatives may be wasteful and consume time and resources if not properly applied. Each company engaged in Lean transformation finds a slightly different road to achieve the cultural change needed to efficiently pull monetary value to the bottom-line where it can foster dreams and aspirations. Some have found a very quick and satisfyingly efficient sequence of Lean implementation initiatives for that purpose. Others, while still moving along the road, become frustrated and impatient with lack of timely results. In the latter case, something is missing. In this eBook, Dr. Allen makes a simplified presentation of that missing something. His research has shown a sequence of common sense Lean initiatives that are characteristic and common to every successful company across a large spectrum of organizations from nearly every commodity, public or private business, and profit or non-profit service organization.
Some of you think you have succeeded in transforming your company into a Lean enterprise just because your quality and delivery metrics and your customer relations are improved? You are wrong. Your performance may even have reached the so-called ‘best-in-class’ status among your peers and you’d still be wrong. Offering a high Lean assessment score, as further proof of your success doesn’t help either, you’d be wrong again. You may also object that your product or service lead time is way down giving you additional capacity and are now growing you business as never before, but you would only be partially right, to a small degree, about your success as a business in a free-market society. There is simply more to it than that, more money to be made, and much more money not to be wasted. After all the expensive training and investments of your hard earned time and money this may come as a shock. So, what else is there? The following pages contain the statistically proven answer to this question and the simple methodology and sequence of Lean implementation used by hundreds of successful businesses around the world.
About the author
Current president and founder of the Lean Diagnostics Institute in Bloomington, Indiana, Dr. Allen works closely with industry leaders to promote the benefits of his SMITH CQ transformation technology.
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