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 May 9, 2015
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Peter Handlinger

Peter Handlinger: Set the expectation every one must train others

By Peter Handlinger, - Last updated: Monday, August 4, 2014
Other than having a good look at the practice of recruitment and succession planning criteria it is assumed that this person is already in the position. Clearly incompetence is not going to benefit the business or, in the longer term, the incumbent so the short answer is clear - remove. But before this process is establish it might be an idea to go back to basics and have a look at these measures (I know they are as old as the hills but still very relevant): 1. Can't do 2. Can do under supervision 3. Can do on own 4. Can train others It would be useful to set as a ...

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Mike Rother

Mike Rother: How to Set Objectives with Lean

By Mike Rother, - Last updated: Monday, November 1, 2010
Question:  How do you set objectives with lean? In some ways the answer is easy. To set an objective with lean you simply go to the process level and answer the question, “Where do we want to be next?” What’s difficult is not so much setting a lean objective, but putting it in a way that allows it to serve as a useful, workable target condition. Doing that requires you to deeply grasp the current condition of the process. Let me give you an example. At the plating process in a factory that makes bathroom fixtures, an objective of “100% production reporting accuracy” ...

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Jeff Liker

Jeff Liker: You set your objectives on what you are trying to accomplish

By Jeff Liker, - Last updated: Wednesday, October 20, 2010
The simple answer is based on the business needs.  A more complex answer is it depends.  Depends on what you ask?  What you are trying to accomplish.  That may sound tautological--you set your objectives based on your objectives.  Let me give an example.  When we started working with one furniture retailer it soon became clear that the CEO would judge lean based on ROI pure and simple.  Show him the money and we continue... or else game over.  In this case we worked on an operation that repaired damaged furniture and by doubling productivity saved the equivalent of $300,000 per ...

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The Lean Edge

The Lean Edge: How do you set objectives with lean?

By The Lean Edge, - Last updated: Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Onjectives setting is a critical part of running a business - how do you do it with lean? How does that differ from traditional management by objectives?
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