Building the Culture of Lean Enterprise
How do you ultimately sustain LEAN Improvements?
Why is the Culture of LEAN Enterprise Important?
Experts estimate that 80 percent of becoming a LEAN enterprise is culture-related. Through repeated experiences with manufacturers, we know that LEAN transformations are much more readily sustained when the new tools and behaviors implemented are in alignment with a company’s ownership and leadership team’s vision.
A successful LEAN transformation involves much more than shop floor changes to reduce waste – it means leveraging your most valuable asset – your employees. Sustaining a LEAN transformation is cultural – the policies, practices and language that shape the behaviors of workers at all levels.
Key Advantages of Businesses with a LEAN Culture
- Retaining good employees using effective training
- Identifying the “obstacles” of LEAN implementation
- Accelerating the pace of improvements
- Develop internal processes and behaviors to support LEAN improvements
Benefits of a LEAN Culture
- Concepts and principles, as well as concrete, practical tools
- Lean culture self-assessment
- Overview of process and sequence for change-resistant challenges
- The changing roles of leadership
- Guidelines for empowering teams
The Dakota MEP team has many years of real-world experience successfully working with companies in many industries to implement the concepts of LEAN Enterprise.
For more information on Building the Culture of LEAN Enterprise, contact Dan Halverson at 701-328-5472 or firstname.lastname@example.org.