8 Benefits of Lean

Posted on Sep 25, 2020 11:51 AM

Lean is more than a simple collection of tools; it is an interconnected system that focuses an entire organization on creating the value that customers want in the most efficient and effective way possible.

In an effective Lean system:

  • Practitioners work continuously to eliminate the defects and rework in their systems
  • Material and information is "pulled" by downstream processes in the system
  • Value-added work is enhanced and non-value-added work is minimized
  • Resources (including employee skills) are maximized to the greatest extent possible
  • Inventory is minimized and delivered just-in-time
  • Problems are identified at their source and resolved as quickly as possible
  • Quality, productivity, performance, cost reduction, and information-sharing are continuously improved

In short, Lean aims to simplify the process of delivering value by using the fewest possible resources in a fully effective way.

When properly developed and maintained, a Lean approach provides an organization and its stakeholders with many benefits. Check out our latest infographic to learn more about the eight benefits of Lean.


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