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Lean - A Primer

A Brief Primer on LEAN
© 2014, Adam S. Keck

Based on:
Chasing The Rabbit by Steven SpearToyota Production System: Beyond Large-Scale Production by Taiichi OhnoUnderstanding A3 Thinking: A Critical Component of Toyota's PDCA Management System by Durward K. Sobek II and Art Smalley

Four Capabilities of Accelerating organizationsSpecify precise approach to every task with built-in tests to detect failure and stop on error.Swarm to solve problems – immediate RCA.Share new knowledge throughout organization.Leaders lead by developing above capabilities in every single employee. Work Flow and System DesignLEAN is a framework for successfully designing complex systems and work flows. A system is a collection of related work flows. A company can be viewed as a single complex system that  provides value to customers in return for money.LEAN is a way of working: Every employee uses LEAN work flow every day to both follow and improve the processes for which they are responsible.LEAN is a speci…