Jan 22 2016
Can Lean do a do-over? Nearly 30 years after the start of the Lean movement, there is widespread agreement that things have not gone according to plan.
Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.bobemiliani.com
Michel Baudin‘s comments:
Bob’s title for the article is just “What Went Wrong?” which I feel needs to be set in context.
I agree with him that the most popular “Lean tools” are peripheral at best. None of the ones he mentions — 5S, visual controls, value stream maps A3 reports, or gemba walks — would make my list of what should be taught and applied first in a Lean manufacturing implementation. I would, on the other hand, include SMED, cell design, assembly line design based on takt time, etc.