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The Lean Turnaround: How Business Leaders Use Lean Principles to Create Value and Transform Their Company by James P. Womack, Art Byrne

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CHAPTER 4

Where Is Lean Taking You?

Now it’s time for you to start your Lean transformation. Before you start aggressively running kaizen events, however, you need to consider a few vital things. You need to articulate your strategy clearly and set the stretch goals that you will need if you are to get there. You should articulate the core values that you plan to use to guide your team on its Lean transformation. And you should obtain the expert Lean knowledge you will need to train all your people up front. Staffing your kaizen promotion office with outside Lean experts and engaging a top Lean consulting firm will get you in good shape here. Lastly, if you can, add Lean knowledge to your board as soon as possible. This will make the Lean work ...

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