What is lean thinking?
Lean Thinking (“Lean”) is an organization-wide strategy, applicable to every business in every sector, focused on delivering ever more value, as defined by the customer, through continuous improvement of processes to eliminate waste.
Lean does this by engaging people at all levels of the organization every day to improve their work, and their work experience for the benefit of the customer.
Lean Transformation Model-High Level
The Red Card / Green Card Method
On our Lean Journey at Medtronic Surgical Products in Jacksonville, we developed a robust process to assist in modifying and improving the behaviors of individuals
Use ECRS for Process Improvement
ECRS is a helpful Lean problem-solving technique for individuals and/or teams to use to minimize, eliminate, and prevent reoccurrence of the 8 wastes. Toyota used
Accelerate Improvement with Lean Thinking
Seek voice of the customer.
Align organization under common goal.
Leverage visual standard work.
Improve problem solving capability at all levels.
Target impactful improvements & set stretch goals.
Why Lean Thinking?
Engage / Develop People