Lean Confessions: Separating Fact from Fiction

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 : 0 Comments

Lean Manufacturing.

It’s a term that we’ve been hearing since the 1950s when Toyota started it all. But how many of us truly know what it means to make your company “Lean”?

As it turns out, not many of us.

There are numerous Lean myths floating around and I’m sure you’ve encountered some of them along your Lean journey.  You may have even believed some of these yourself:

  • Lean is a huge initiative that drains financial and human resources.
  • Implementing Lean is disruptive and will take tremendous effort.
  • My people know all about Lean. We’ve got it covered.

We have decided to undertake the myth-busting task at hand and dispel these myths in our new blogging series- Lean Confessions: Separating Fact from Fiction. Over the next three weeks, we will unlock the truth behind the myths mentioned above (and a few others), in an effort to help souls lost along their lean journey. Hopefully, at the end of this series, we can be reassured that we have done our part in making the world safe for Lean champions.

What’s the biggest myth you’ve heard along your Lean journey?


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