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.