Lean Philosophy is increasingly popular. Certainly, it offers organisations a sensible, proven and accessible path to long-term success. Lean is something that everyone can understand, do and most importantly, can benefit from.
Lean tools and techniques have been successfully used by companies of every size, type and industry worldwide. By applying Lean throughout an organisation, the multidisciplinary views and experiences can help the business to better serve the customer.
Lean is based on a solid foundation of tools and techniques. Therefore, it helps you to focus on what your customer wants and how to deliver customer value more effectively.
This Lean philosophy is accessible to everyone. It is a commitment but it is not expensive or exclusive. Above all, the rewards of implementing Lean in your business are significant.
A Lean approach involves all people within an organisation from senior management to the shop floor. So each staff member contributes to the success of the company by creating value for the customer.
In short, the Philosophy of Lean can be summarised as follows:
Maintaining an unrelenting focus on the customer and his/her needs.
Adopting a company philosophy of continuous learning and daily improvements.
Eliminating and removing all wastes in the company.
Providing the right amount of products at the right time.
Finally, it is important to build long-term relationships with all the company’s stakeholders. This includes all employees, managers, owners, suppliers, distributors, customers and the community.