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.