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Lessons from a Lean Consultant by Chris A. Ortiz

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Chapter 7. Lean Manufacturing as a Growth Creator

As a lean practitioner and consultant, I need to be a salesman, selling the idea of lean manufacturing and kaizen principles to potential customers. This part of the job is not as fun as guiding my clients through their lean journeys. But it isn’t difficult to sell the concept of lean; I simply explain how it contributes to growth. Lean is a business strategy, and strategies usually give you ways to improve your company financially and aid in its future growth.

Lean is a companywide approach to continuous improvement, and as time goes on, increasing numbers of employees are involved in the process. Organizations that truly embrace lean manufacturing and continue to fight through the battles of culture ...

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