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Chapter 5- Pulling it all Together: Five Dimensions of an Operating System (eChapter from The Hitchhiker's Guide to Lean: Lessons from the Road) Image

Chapter 5- Pulling it all Together: Five Dimensions of an Operating System (eChapter from The Hitchhiker's Guide to Lean: Lessons from the Road)


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

Pages in Print Edition: 20PP

Published: 12/01/2005
Product ID:
BK05PUB51_E_CH-5
ISBN:
978-1-62104-005-7

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Description

Lean is not tools. Nor is it systems or principles. It is not metrics or value stream maps or customer satisfaction. Lean is not any one thing; it is how everything works together. That is at the heart of an operating system, which will be explained in this chapter, along with its five dimensions. Lean is not implemented; it is a journey. An operating system is the culmination of the effort, and understanding how a company’s operating system works is crucial to making lean a part of it. The five dimensions of an operating system are:1. Thinking2. Systems3. Tools4. Evaluation5. Consistency