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Are You Sure You Really Understand the Basics of 'Lean'?

This is one of the great barriers to lean implementation: Concepts of lean are both counterintuitive and counter-cultural. Hence, if you wish to be a lean leader, you must go back to the basics and make sure you have a clear understanding before you are able to teach others.

Are You Sure You Really Understand the Basics of 'Lean'?

That means you need to first understand how these concepts are not incompatible. In fact, they are more than compatible -- they also are complementary and synergistic. You need to go deeper than the commonplace definitions that are often culturally driven and not adequate to define the lean concepts.

Frequently this deeper understanding comes about through a paradigm shift. And when you understand the shift needed, it is much easier to both understand and teach these concepts.

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Keywords: lean initiatives, lean strategies, implementing lean, supply chain, supply chain management, enterprise organization

That means you need to first understand how these concepts are not incompatible. In fact, they are more than compatible -- they also are complementary and synergistic. You need to go deeper than the commonplace definitions that are often culturally driven and not adequate to define the lean concepts.

Frequently this deeper understanding comes about through a paradigm shift. And when you understand the shift needed, it is much easier to both understand and teach these concepts.

Read Full Article


Keywords: lean initiatives, lean strategies, implementing lean, supply chain, supply chain management, enterprise organization

Are You Sure You Really Understand the Basics of 'Lean'?