Sep 16th 2014

The Future of Lean

Too often we see the initial efforts of a Lean Implementation fall by the wayside because there is too much emphasis on just applying tools. Many practitioners portray Lean as just a collection of tools and miss the deeper opportunities that these principles bring. It is a balance of Applications and Leadership behaviours that grow skills and capability in people, and in so doing develop the capability of the organisation. Overlaying Lean Leadership with the Applications is proven to keep you ahead of your competition. The following article written by Bob Emiliani examines both the history and the future of Lean and provides an interesting insight into what the future can hold. It lies on everyone’s horizon to embrace now, if only they believe more in the cultural development than tools alone…..Read more