The Lean System is shown as a Temple to represent the following Principles
- Without foundations to create transparency all improvement will fall down
- Problem solving must be built on Standardisation
- The temple is built around the people.
- Leadership supports the temple by underpinning the continual Improvement culture
The role of the leaders
- All Leaders have to understand Lean concepts and behaviours to effectively drive the required culture shift
- It takes time to develop people who really understand and live the philosophy.
- Develop a deep understanding of their Value Streams
- Become mentors for improvement tools and problem solving acting a change agents
- Expect their teams to identify performance constraints using a structured approach (lean tools)
- Use management time to ask questions and explore the root cause.
- Spend time coaching / encouraging problem resolution at the working level through empowerment.
What can a Lean culture bring ?
- Less fire fighting
- You meet all your operating targets and operations are stable.
- Your entire organization shares the same vision.
- Everyone is always looking for a way to improve… but the improvements come from a standardized foundation.
- You can walk out into your business on any day, at any time, and know the actual condition of your operation.
- You hear “we” and “us” more often than “you” and “they”.
Old and New Lean paradigm