Boosting product or service offering with optimized cost is a strategic objective of most manufacturing and service industries in the world. Nevertheless, tactics to achieve this objective range from shortsighted organizational downsizing […]
Traditional continuous improvement projects are sometimes doomed due to several avoidable reasons. Besides, the ever-increasing pace of change in the business environment necessitates acquiring a new way of thinking. Hence, Kaizen Blitz has become of paramount importance in the process improvement profession.
Rooting out process or system wastes along with their causes is a key step for effective fat-to-lean transformation endeavor. A handful of Root Cause Analysis (RCA) tools can be used to eliminate […]
The difference between a lean and a fat organization is waste. Lean + Waste = Fat, if you will. Hence, for an organization to transform into a lean state it should trim as much waste as possible. But, what is Waste anyways? and what variant shapes could waste take?
Lean is a culture and way of life rather than being a methodology. And the recipe for a successful transformation hinges on root cause analysis, sustainability, and continuous improvement. At the end, being lean or fat for an organization is an outcome of its own internal practices.