"Lean: improve flow" video now available
The 2nd video, "Lean: improve flow", part of the Lean Learning Series is now available on-line. It provides an explicit definition for what is deemed an improvement in Lean organizations.
World-renowned Lean coach and author France Bergeron indicated she "is proud to help more people access Lean training videos". She added, "I wish I had had access to such resources when I was starting on my Lean journey. It's important to learn the fundamentals of Lean". She encourages viewers to start their Lean journey by observing their own work, no matter their level. Bergeron comments, "Lean is not at all about improving others, it's about developing a culture of excellent where each and every individual is developed to be the best at what they do and able to understand how they work in order to continuously improve the flow of value to customers".
The video provides a definition for flow and how to be deliberate about HOW we engage in work every day. Using a scientific management approach such as Lean means that what is deemed as an improvement must also be explicitly defined. In Lean organizations, work is made visible, measured and improved as flow. Flow is energy moving through a system. An improvement means that the flow of value to customers must be faster, easier and cheaper flow (cheaper in energy, not money). Flow is mostly measured with time and quality metrics.
The Alpen Path Solutions Lean Learning Series aims to break down barriers to learning about Lean and help individuals and organizations become Lean. This uncertain COVID-19 pandemic period requires creative and innovative thinking and Lean management is a scientific and rigorous approach that can help us all be more creative and innovative.
The "Lean: improve flow" is now available at https://youtu.be/
A must-read about Lean is the book "Lean: Manage work as a flow system": https://leanisflow.com
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