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Chapter 3- Learning can be Expensive: Five Common Lean Pitfalls (And How to Avoid Them)- (eChapter from The Hitchhiker's Guide to Lean: Lessons from the Road) Image

Chapter 3- Learning can be Expensive: Five Common Lean Pitfalls (And How to Avoid Them)- (eChapter from The Hitchhiker's Guide to Lean: Lessons from the Road)


Author(s)/Editor(s): Mr Jamie Flinchbaugh, Andy Carlino
Published By:
SME

Pages in Print Edition: 16PP

Published: 12/01/2005
Product ID:
BK05PUB51_E_CH-3
ISBN:
978-1-62104-005-7

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Description

Lean transformation success takes more than doing things right. It is also about avoiding pitfalls that can lead to failure, whether outright failure or simply a failure to reach full potential. This chapter outlines the five most common areas of failure. 1. Believing lean is only about manufacturing.2. The lean department should not be leading lean.3. Activity should not be confused with productivity.4. Event lean prevents a company from becoming genuinely lean.5. Tortoise lean will beat hare lean.The five lean pitfalls explored in this chapter are not the only ways companies can fail. No lean journey will be perfect. The most successful organizations learn, adjust, and adapt along the way.