What is lean, you ask? Lean is a different, better approach to management that can dramatically improve your organizational performance, make your customers and employees happier, and transform your firm. And it doesn’t matter where you work – this methodology may have been born in Toyota’s factories, but today there is much more than just lean manufacturing out there. We have successful examples of lean healthcare, lean government, lean engineering, lean education and even lean marketing, to name but a few.
The main idea behind the lean approach is that there is always a better way of doing things, and that your people are critical to finding out what that better way is. They will do so by helping you to understand the work to be done, seeing the problems that plague it, and finding solutions to those problems.
As the official online magazine of Lean Global Network, Planet Lean brings you the best insights on lean management from around the world. We share examples of successful applications of the lean methodology in all industries, hands-on advice on how to make lean principles and lean tools work in your organization, and thought-provoking articles that will help you to reflect further on the opportunity to achieve operational excellence.
This business philosophy can truly transform your organization, but creating a lean culture starts with you… Are you up for the challenge?