How lean are you? Part 3

This is the third post in the How Lean are you? series. In a previous post I described the awareness/performance matrix to assess leanness. Such a matrix is interesting for comparing leanness of different units, e.g. divisions, factories, business units or companies. Every unit can be placed onto the matrix according its score relatively to … Continue reading How lean are you? Part 3

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How lean are you? Part 2

In previous post I described the lean awareness assessment, a relatively simple but not very effective way for assessing leanness. Its weak point is the assumption lean awareness and operational performance are correlated and this causation is taken for granted. While this assumption makes sense and may be true, experience shows that this cause-effect relationship … Continue reading How lean are you? Part 2

How lean are you? Part 1

This is the first post of the "Lean assessment series" dedicated as its name tells to organizations' leaness assessment. One common and easy way to assess leanness is to check the organization's lean awareness. This is usually done using a five level scale ranging from "barely any knowledge" to "top awareness". Assessors use question grids … Continue reading How lean are you? Part 1