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Why Most Lean Manufacturing Change Initiatives
Fail to Meet Expectations.
primary reason why most company change initiatives fail to
meet expectations is lack of a focus on identifying and mastering the basics
of manufacturing. A prime example is the Lean Manufacturing Initiative. It's not an
"add water and stir"
change initiative. You can't just decide one day to become lean and
think it will happen overnight. You need to determine what constraints are
impeding your ability to increase speed, improve quality, and eliminate
non-value-added activities. And, then you need to develop a culture of
mastering the Basics of Manufacturing.
The LEAN initiative has helped many companies
improve their manu-facturing performance but most failed to meet
expectations. The lack of a culture of identifying and mastering the Basics
of Manufacturing has limited their results.
Henry Ford: Creating the BASICS
Henry Ford first introduced manufacturing basics at his River Rouge operation in 1920. Using these basics as a basis for his production line concept, the Model T Ford plant was able to go from receipt of iron ore to casting the engine block, to shipment of the machined engine block in a final assembled car in an astonishing forty-eight hours.
Now that's LEAN.
The Japanese used Ford's manufacturing basics, Juran's quality basics and Deming's management basics to create the foundation for achieving world class manufacturing commonly referred to as the Toyota Production System
Vince Lombardi: Mastering the BASICS
Many years ago Vince Lombardi led
the Green Bay Packers football team to unprecedented success by
having an almost obsessive focus on having his team master the BASICS
amazing how many individuals and companies have great visions
yet fail to achieve their full growth and earning potentials.
They're a lot like the Green Bay Packers' football team before
the arrival of Vince Lombardi... all the potential in the world
but with not enough focus on executing the BASICS of their business and profession.
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