The Lean Benchmark Report
A while back, the Aberdeen Group, published their “Lean Benchmark Report.” Of close to 300 manufacturers
that participate in this study, 90% reported that they are committed to Lean. However, further analysis found
that less than 20% of these companies can be considered best-in-class.
Below you will find the 5-reasons why lean initiatives fail to meet
expectation and a few lean manufacturing
training options that are helping individuals and
companies eliminate them. Invest some minutes of your
time and check out the reasons and their solutions.
5-Reasons Why 80% of Lean Manufacturing
Fail to Meet Expectations
of understanding, commitment, and participation for the company's
Solution No. 1:
employees participating in
the lean transformation are
convinced that the lean
manufacturing initiatives are
important to individual and company success, lean
transformation will not meet
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to help your company's training program communicate the need for lean transformation and rally company-wide
support and participation of the program.
Reason No. 2
is not enough planning.
Solution No. 2:
It's not an "add
water and stir" 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
Three tutorials for guiding your manufacturing team to a successful implementation
plan, click here--->Lean
Manufacturing Planning, Value Stream
Mapping, and Resource Planning.
is lack of "been there, done that" training.
Solution No. 3:
with the best plan, successful
implementation will be evasive if
there's not a genuine commitment to
employee lean manufacturing
training, team development
implementation skills guaranteed to deliver a successful Lean
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Supply Chain Management
implementation skills guaranteed to deliver a successful
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would be failure to
establish goals and
daily/weekly progress and
carry out corrective actions
if and when required.
Solution No. 4:
performance metrics and
establishing Key Performance
Indicators (KPI) to track
performance is paramount to
Financial reports only track the war... it takes performance
management to define and win the battles along the way. Performance/
Balanced Scorecards provide the way.
is lack of effective lean manufacturing
Solution No. 5:
A lean transformation requires
leadership with a primary goal of
training and empowering self-directed work-teams.
Lean Manufacturing Certification Program.