II Efficiency Improvement

Improving Process Efficiency

Many organizations have tried and failed to implement lean practices or they have implemented them only to achieve marginal or short-term benefits at best. This is not necessarily due to their lack of knowledge or understanding of lean; it’s more likely they did not have a solid foundation upon which to support these practices or sufficient discipline to sustain them. Lean is evolutionary. It must be built upon a process that has demonstrated stability and capability over time to be sustainable. If you think about it, without a reliable and predictable process, little additional value can be gained from the application of lean principles and corresponding practices that can’t be sustained ...

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