A Lean Enterprise in motion™ has two primary dimensions.
The most commonly understood of these is the lean production system, incorporating elements of total quality management, six sigma, total productive maintenance, just-in-time — aka, the line-up of proven lean manufacturing tools and waste elimination techniques.
Its purpose is to ensure the best possible mix of cost, quality, and delivery to provide better customer experiences at target margin. A lean production system (technical) guides the “what”.
The second dimension of a Lean Enterprise in motion™ is the lean management system. The lean management system has two parts. First, it has a lean infrastructure composed of a network of team structures, communication programs, visual management, information flows – aka a high-performance workplace. Second, a lean management system has a focus on leadership and culture, voice of the customer, and Hoshin Kanri, that aligns the total organization to achieve its business and improvement goals – aka strategy formation and strategy deployment.
A lean management system (social) governs the “how”.
Based on nearly 40 years partnering with clients, we have developed a holistic system – motion™ by Productivity – which fits together a series of elements that helps you build your new company culture making your lean improvement strategy actionable in every part of the organization every day.
Contact us, we would welcome the opportunity to share perspectives on lean enterprise management and provide additional details on how motion™ by Productivity can bring value to your business in both the short and long term.
motion™ by Productivity incorporates:
- Building and empowering teams
- Sharing a vision and aligning the organization
- Building leadership and management routines
- Coaching the leaders – Kata
- Managing and reviewing performance
- Creating a recognition and reward system.
- Managing value streams
- Optimizing process flows
- Developing and improving standards
- Visually organizing the workplace
- Ensuring equipment and process reliability.
- Innovation Planning
- Opportunity analysis and strategy
- Mobilizing and deployment
- Development management and execution capability.