Wednesday, December 26, 2007

How do I get started the Lean ?

While every individual or company embarking on a lean journey will have different challenges based on their particular set of circumstances, there are several crucial steps that can help reduce resistance, spread the right learning and angender the type of commitment necessary for lean enterprise.
Here are the key steps :
1. Find a change agent
2. Get the lean knowledge
3. Find or create a crisis
4. Forget grand strategy for the moment
5. Map the value streams
6. Begin as soon as possible
7. Demand immediate results
8. As soon you have got momentum expand your

For beginners seeking an overview of the entire lean system, as well as a sense of the types of human challenges which lean leader encounter.
( Jim Womack with the workbook " Lean Thinking " ).