Lean Frontiers: Are they differences in getting middle management on board from getting executive management support?
Are there differences in getting middle management from executive management on board for 1) developing the lean enterprise and 2) direct engagement on their part? What are the differences, if any?
Posted on 9 mai 2015
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Jeff Liker

Jeff Liker: Resist your machine thinking!

By Jeff Liker, - Last updated: samedi, avril 2, 2011
One of the most common questions we are asked is how to sustain the gains once we have improved the process. A lot of work went into getting the process right in that carefully planned kaizen workshop, and it is certainly wasteful to see it slip back to where it was before the change. Unfortunately, the most common outcome of process improvements is slipping backward. Why does this occur? The problem is actually a fundamental misunderstanding of what it means to sustain the gains. It goes back to our old friend machine thinking. When you make an improvement to a machine, you expect it to operate in the new ...

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