To Be Dated: The Lean principles are a set of ideas and practices that Toyota first developed in the 1950s. The principles were designed to eliminate waste and increase efficiency, but many other industries have adopted them for their own purposes.
The Lean principles stand the test of time because they are based on several universal truths that apply to any business. These truths include:
• Eliminating waste
• Streamlining processes
• Doing more with less
• Creating quality products at lower costs
The key to this understanding comes from another principle to which they fit seamlessly in: "Reduce consumption as soon as possible." That's because every company with processes that rely on material, equipment, or other resources will waste up to 46% of those things. Thus, lean principles keep us busy with finding different ways by which we can reduce the utilization process in order to conserve the available resource and make our lives easier at the same time.
Lean Principles stand the test of time- all because of their benefits.
In the last few decades, Lean Principles have been applied to change management, IT project, manufacturing, customer service, and healthcare. The goals of Lean are to reduce waste and improve customer satisfaction. The principles have also been used in other areas such as education, law enforcement and nonprofits. The application of Lean principles to change management includes:
• Creating a successful vision for the future.
• Creating a continuous improvement plan.
• Measuring progress and realizing small wins.
Lean has been implemented in healthcare settings to solve issues such as lowering costs and improving patient satisfaction. The idea of continuous improvement is central to the Lean philosophy. The goal is to minimize waste continuously while increasing value and customer satisfaction. Continuous improvement can be achieved by finding small wins, which are defined as measurable improvements that can be repeated. The benefits of continuous improvement are increased profits, improved customer service and less business waste. Continuous improvement not only includes achieving small wins but also eliminating the largest waste in an organization.
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Whether you need help with change management or an IT project, Bernard Gagnon Group has the expertise and desire to help you achieve even the most ambitious growth and performance objectives.
Their Core Objectives:
• Help organizations implement innovative management practices to achieve their performance and growth objectives.
• Establish synergy between effective communication and a participatory approach to mobilize all stakeholders in a process.
• Balance the need for concrete results and sound, effective change management with potential impacts on clients and employees and each organization’s individual challenges.
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