Oct 11 2015
This is a translation of Bodo Wiegand’s latest newsletter, about Lean in Germany, followed by my comments:
Lately, I was at a company where the CEO told me “Mr. Wiegand, Lean is over – all the talk now is about Industry 4.0”. Well, I hadn’t seen this coming. Then:
- Lean would have been just a passing fad like many management theories.
- This company would already be Lean, with all the processes to be designed without waste.
So if Industry 4.0 takes over from Lean, we can say goodbye to the philosophy of creating value without waste, because that’s what Lean is about: creating value without waste.