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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
ReasonNo 1 is lack of effective lean manufacturing leadership.
Solution No. 1: Successful lean transformations require leadership that has mastered the basics of lean manufacturing and the skills to train and empower self-directed work-teams.
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Reason No. 2 is lack of understanding, commitment, and participation for the company's lean transformation.
Solution No. 2: Unless all 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 expectations.
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Reason No. 3is not enough planning.
Solution No. 3:
Solution No. 3: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 non-value-added activities.
Reason No. 4is lack of "been there, done that" training.
Solution No. 4: Even with the best plan, successful implementation will be evasive if there's not a genuine commitment to employee lean manufacturing training, team development and empowerment.
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Reason No. 5 would be failure to develop Continuous Improve-ment Champions that establish goals and expectations, track daily/weekly progress and carry out corrective actions if and when required.
Solution No. 5: Determining motivational performance metrics and establishing Key Performance Indicators (KPI) to track performance is paramount to achieving positive, sustainable lean transformation results.
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