Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Don’t lose track of the costs to implement lean

Implementing lean can sometimes come at a substantial cost depending on the organization and complexity of the productive process. It is ideal to have a lean manufacturing budget which is managed by the lean champion or operations manager which tracks the costs of support staff, supplies, presentations, travel costs and technology to implement lean initiatives and operations re- engineering. Remember that at the end of the day a business needs to make money and lean initiatives and process changes must deliver financial results or cost savings to the business on top of enhancing its competitive position.

1 comment:

  1. Great description of "respect for humanity." Remember also, even if your core strategy isn't necessarily focused on growth, the focus on delivering greater value for you customer will bring growth. When a business out performs their competitors the growth comes. In the meantime use the opportunity to invest even more in your greatest asset, people. lean manufacturing