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In our interactions with manufacturing and service industry organizations there is a consistent theme to the problems they face as they work to advance operational excellence. The sticky issues will likely come as no surprise; they include ones most of us are already aware of and have encountered for years:
Each of these issues can be traced to an absence of the routines necessary to lead and manage the improvement effort.
As one of our Lean Manager graduates put it – “The key to success is building leaders. Once you have that, you can build everything else.”
Developing a sustainable “lean culture” is the outcome of a 1,000 things done the right way, but it begins with development of leadership routines up and down the organization. A leader’s key role, whether at the supervisor level or in upper management, is to serve their team so that they have the information, skills, and tools they need to be successful. That means…
Most lean initiatives fail because leaders overlook or significantly under estimate the need for the daily management routines that keep the effort on track and moving forward. Productivity can help. For more information on our lean-leader development program, an on the job coaching and mentoring program, give us a call.
Fully accredited certification for lean managers and lean leaders since 2001.
A sustainable TPM program requires leadership.