Lean thinking case studies
‘Lean Thinking’ has recently received a lot of attention as a means to improve workplace productivity. Lean thinking can improve productivity performance on a sustainable basis. It does this by involving staff in eliminating waste and frustrations that impede the smooth flow of work, with managers taking a facilitation role. It is supported by a set of integrated concepts and tools, and careful attention to a structured and disciplined approach to change management.
This set of four written case studies was done in 2010. Each study follows a company as it works with an experienced practitioner to improve productivity using the principles of lean thinking. A brief overview of the key concepts and tools of lean thinking is included.
The case studies are designed to stimulate interest and provide a glimpse of the actual experience of four companies implementing lean thinking.