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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Mike Rother

Mike Rother: Convincing Decision Makers that Lean is Not a Program

By Mike Rother, - Last updated: samedi, juin 5, 2010
Question:  How can you convince decision makers that lean is not just a program? Knowledge about Lean tools like cells, kanban, etc., seems to produce continuous improvement only if the surrounding management system is intent on striving toward a customer-oriented vision and is teaching people a systematic routine for how to do that. Lean Industrial Engineering produces one-time benefits, but it can do more. It can generate continuous improvement when applied within Lean Management. That's the argument I think. Do you want continuous improvement or one-time improvements? A Different Task Changing how you manage an organization is a different undertaking than implementing tools or programs, ...

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Michael Balle

Michael Ballé: Program vs System: Lean’s ambition is to propose a full business model, not just a productivity improvement program

By Michael Balle, co-author of The Gold Mine and The Lean Manager - Last updated: dimanche, avril 4, 2010
A few years ago, at the first French Lean Summit, one participant would stand up at the end of every presentation and ask “what about six sigma? Couldn’t this be done better with six sigma?” – until José Ferro, President of the Lean Institute Brasil answered with his incomparable charm that he didn’t feel competent to answer, having never worked with six sigma, but that the Toyota veterans he knew absolutely hated six sigma for its anti-teamwork spirit. The idea of having a green belt or black belt present to senior management the work of an entire team, he explained, ...

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