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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Michael Balle

Michael Ballé: Objectives for today and objectives for tomorrow

By Michael Balle, co-author of The Gold Mine and The Lean Manager - Last updated: Saturday, October 23, 2010
There are two aspects to kaizen: one is to make sure today works as its supposed to, which is about satisfying customers today, and making money today and the other is about preparing for the future in terms of solving larger problems to sustain growth. Objectives for today are about keeping operational processes working as they should. In this sense, TAKT TIME = BUDGET because the budget is established to deliver a certain customer takt. If we’re faster than TAKT, it means we have too much resources on the line, conversely, if we’re slower than takt it means that we’re wasting ...

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