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Course 6: Maintaining a Consistent Lean Culture 310

Constancy of purpose and systemic thinking are key to the longevity of any organization. Review the cultural aspects of lean culture; the importance of an enterprise-wide approach; social responsibility; scientific thinking as being part of a culture; lean accounting & financial systems and more.

Course Outline
  • Objectives
  • Lean Enterprise Culture
  • Local Optimization
  • Systemic Thinking and Closed-Loop Thinking
  • Part-Whole Relationships
  • Constancy of Purpose
  • Focus on Results
  • Focus on Waste Elimination
  • Social Responsibility
  • Organize Around Flow
  • Integrated Business Systems and Improvement Systems
  • Financial Systems
  • Scientific Thinking
  • Standard Work for Strategy Communication
  • Resource Deployment and Reallocation
  • Summary

Course Objectives
  • Define a lean enterprise.
  • Describe the disadvantages of local optimization.
  • Describe systemic thinking and closed-loop thinking.
  • Describe part-whole relationships.
  • Describe constancy of purpose in a lean culture.
  • Describe how lean requires a focus on results.
  • Describe the importance of recognizing waste in order to eliminate it.
  • Describe the importance of social responsibility in a lean enterprise.
  • Describe how lean enterprises organize around flow.
  • Describe the relationship between business systems and improvement systems.
  • Describe lean financial systems.
  • Describe scientific thinking and the lean tools that support it.
  • Describe tools for communicating within a lean enterprise.
  • Describe resource deployment and reallocation.