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By Howard S. Gitlow

Of specific significance in trendy new financial age, this is often the 1st booklet to offer the world-renowned Deming philosophy of managerial effectiveness, a philosophy jap firms have hired to accomplish awesome good fortune. 6 x nine.

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In fact, if you can’t answer this question, it may not be worth learning to be lean. You might want to pull a few of the lean tools out of the lean bag of tricks and map your process, eliminate some waste, and grab the cost savings. But you won’t become a lean learning enterprise by taking that path. And most of the good advice and tips in this book will not apply to your company. Read a book on financial analysis instead. So at some point you need to face the tough question: Why do we exist as a company?

Reducing waste exposes problems and forces team associates to use their creativity to solve problems. The remainder of this chapter presents a big picture view of waste reduction. We discuss it in relation to the broader philosophy of the Toyota Way. We also discuss value stream mapping as a methodology for building a big picture view of waste reduction. In Chapters 4 through 9 we go into more detail about specific tools and methodologies for waste reduction in the value stream. Chapter 3. Starting the Journey of Waste Reduction 37 Developing a Long-Term Philosophy of Waste Reduction In recent years there seems to be an almost maniacal rush to “get lean,” as if there is a finish line in the process.

It would only benefit a few individual owners in the short term. This is an important fact as a foundation for building a lean learning enterprise because it leads to the fundamental question: What is it worth investing to achieve the purpose of the company? For every business transaction this question will come to the fore. For every investment in improving the company, its people, and its partners, this question will loom large. In fact, if you can’t answer this question, it may not be worth learning to be lean.

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