Matt Zayko, an LEI faculty member, notes that many organizations that have tried to implement lean in the past 20 years have fallen short. To succeed, he recommends that you answer four key questions:
– What is the performance problem you are trying to solve?
– What are you doing to simplify your operating system activities?
– What are your organization’s improvement capabilities?
– What is your improvement approach?
A version of the article also appeared in the August 2010 magazine of the North American Die Cast Association: http://www.diecasting.org/links/issues/0410/410online1.pdf