Supervisor Academy Can Optimise Your Business With Lean Transformation
Many businessmen may have heard the term "lean" used in connection with a business, but not be certain of exactly what it means.
By: Denis Becker
Womack and his UK opposite number Dan Jones wrote the book Lean Thinking. While there are other books on the subject, this book should be on the reading-list of anyone planning a lean transformation. It describes the thought processes that forms the basis for any and all actions underpinning lean techniques.
It is a fact that most businesses have processes which are nowhere near as efficient as they could be. This is because many processes have developed over time. For new, ground-breaking products and services, process efficiency is often not the first consideration – margins are high and getting the project to market, almost at any cost, is the primary objective. Subsequently, the focus oftentimes shifts to improving and sustaining service stability and quality – efforts to increase efficiency frequently are met with scepticism as they appear to increase risks. Further on, unique skills are required to keep profits profitable in the face of eroding margins and to differentiate your offering by providing superior speed and flexibility. These kind of skills – and the lean thinking to support it – need to be learned and practise to by managers, supervisors and their teams to build a lean enterprise.
One common problem in companies new to Lean is that certain processes get optimise, but not the entire value stream. One process may operate at greater efficiency, but it may have a bad effect on another part of the system. This results in an operation which cannot possibly be lean, because the processes are not joined up.
Supervisor Academy can help any business fix performance problems in processes and people with its' cutting-edge leadership skills training and performance coaching.
About the Company:
Supervisor Academy operates a series of unique training and coaching programmes that are designed to ensure that a company's managers and supervisors always operate at maximum potential, and thus supporting successful lean transformations within the business. For further information call 0771 479 480 7 or e-mail info@supervisor-
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