Bill Waddell, Principal at Bill Waddell Manufacturing Leadership, said something in an online conversation last summer that has truly stuck with me. He said, “There is no lean company I work with that carries debt. Instead the banks are coming to them begging to take their deposits.”
If you needed any additional incentive to begin your Lean journey, this should be it. Lean companies are financially fit and healthy – Isn’t that something we are all striving for?