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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Mike Rother

Mike Rother: Do You Want Type-I or Type-II Lean?

By Mike Rother, - Last updated: Sunday, February 9, 2014
Question:  How do I start with Lean? I think Michael Ballé is right to suggest you begin by asking, "What kind of Lean are we talking about?"  Specifically, you might first decide if you want Type I Lean or Type II Lean.  That decision will influence the spirit and everything you subsequently do to deploy Lean in your organization. Type I Lean is associated with increasing the efficiency of already-existing concepts of product, production and service. Type II Lean is associated with the broader topic of endeavor toward all manner of challenging objectives (which can include increasing efficiency). Examples: An automobile company.  Type I Lean ...

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