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Leading companies around the world are benefitting from lean practices, particularly in the current economic climate. They are continuously improving the way things are done from the ground up, supported by tools and methodologies that enable them to achieve more with less – more up-time, more productivity with fewer resources and less waste.
Lean is not:
- An enabler to business strategy
- A way to remove waste from processes and practices
- Focused on process speed and flexibility
- Driven by quick-hit, high-impact team events to solve problems
- A way to visualize processes through value-stream mapping
- A way to teach people how to "think" about streamlining
- A business strategy
- Only for manufacturing companies, or only for the manufacturing division of a company
- About headcount reductions
- Only about the tools
The key words surrounding lean include ‘continuous improvement’, ‘operational excellence’ and the relentless pursuit of ‘efficiency’.
A survey published at the end of 2008 by EEF and Infor suggests that around 60% of companies are actively investing in lean initiatives. Top of the investment priority list is the need for IT solutions to improve planning (64%), closely followed by better reporting and analysis (59%).
This area of the Idhammar website is dedicated to describing the various aspects of lean practice in both manufacturing and maintenance, and how they may be supported by our technology, products and services.