Lean Principles

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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Lean principles explained

How to learn more about Lean

Scott-Grant is widely acknowledged as “outstanding” in delivering training for people wanting to study Lean

To help you become Lean, we share our knowledge and expertise with open or in-company training on a short appreciation course, or in more detail on a five day programme. Or we can supply Lean specialists on a project or contract basis.

Ask us for details, and be confident that our proven approach is practical, flexible and structured.

Productivity Pointer

The real responsibility for productivity or performance improvement should be largely in the hands of those organising the work rather than the individual worker.

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Training courses that cover Lean

Here is a list of training courses where Lean is included in the content.

How to get Lean in your organisation – the next steps

What to do next

If you need to improve capacity or reduce costs, or you need accurate data to determine how best to cope with change, we can provide the right way forward – cost-effectively. Remember that improving productivity is about making the better use of all your resources and vitally, making much better use of the critical ones.

Whichever business sector you operate in, the chances are we’ve helped people to address their productivity issues and improve the way they operate.

Scott-Grant can really help you improve your productivity and become more streamlined.

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