Tuesday, June 26, 2012

More on LEAN Management

LEAN will be the way to manage* the entire enterprise.

* using the word manage in it's widest sense.

  1. It's principles etc will be deployed throughout the organization and people's morale will leap ahead.
  2. As it is in Toyota: called Management By Policy Control .. or .. Hoshin-Kanri.
  3. Soon, not so far off, LEAN will be the engine that operates the entire spectrum of an organization.
  4. Soon: "Great, I see that you are using LEAN to manage the entire enterprise!" And ..
  5. "Great, it's very interesting how you are using LEAN Management to adopt Policy and convert Strategic Thinking into Action."
  6. Encompasing SWOT, GOSPA**, MBO**, FMEA, ISC, QA, TQM, PDM et al, and the learning organization.
  7. ** with big bold audacious targets.
  8. "I'm so glad to be on your Board of Directors - where LEAN Management is the way to manage ALL of our aspirations and goals totally"
  9. This is the future of LEAN: LEAN Management; the LEAN enterprise / organization.

The LEAN principles are greatly human based and will all together emerge as a sort of "Business Culture"

  1. That's the way it is since 20 years in Toyota and of course getting better and better.
  2. Perhaps as LEAN unfolds, it may one day be called "GO LEAN" or some such title.
  3. Technology enabling software would have to keep it simple, one-page style, exciting, compelling, etc;
  4. PLUS to make place for the many human-based foundation principles such as:

  •  cross-functional,  ..    multi-disciplinary,
  • deep reflection (both personal & team),
  • counter-measure,
  • at-a-glance visual evaluation, visual symbols etc,
  • attainment of levels of progress; bronze - silver -gold - etc
  • present day LEAN tools sets such as SPC, 0 DFFP and the whole range of TPS,
  • PDCA based (ref. Dr. Edwards Deming),
  • 3G, 4M, 5 Whys' and 7 QC Tools, and QC Story Board,
  • 'Tamazume' massive creative input for ''Cost-Half '',
  • the journey leading us to TQM
  • + all good innovation-collaboration tools***.
  • *** can I say this as "8 axis of movement" ?
Mike Davis,   http://www.mma.ca/   mike@mma.ca


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