Lean thinking means that you focus on reducing waste and adding value to a process, a product family, to a department, a division. And when you apply Lean principles to streamline your operation you can start to identify and remove wasted or unnecessary effort, delays, decisions, costs, paperwork, processes.
Because Lean thinking is about minimising or avoiding all forms of wasted resource, it underpins everything we do as productivity specialists.
Productivity improvement is achieved by better use of all the resources in an organisation so applying Lean principles makes perfect sense. With a commitment to Lean the return is ongoing because Lean is a process of continuous improvement.
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