Mar 28th 2016

Lean Vs Taylorism

Wikipedia defines Taylorism and Lean as follows. Scientific Management, also called Taylorism, is a theory of management that analyses and synthesizes workflows. Its main objective is improving economic efficiency, especially labour productivity. Lean thinking is a business methodology that aims to provide a new way to think about how to organize human activities to deliver more benefits to society and value to individuals while eliminating waste. Lean thinking is seeing the waste inadvertently generated by the way the process is organized by focusing on the concepts of: Value, Value streams, Flow, Pull, Perfection. So, what is the difference between Taylorism and Lean? Read moreā€¦