Before we understand the Benefits or importance of implementing LEAN in any organization, let us first quickly understand what is lean all about!
LEAN is systematic approach of identification and elimination of waste through continuous improvement while keeping the product flow with continuous improvements. The term waste here refers to all those non-value adding activities in the process which is leads to zero value to the customer.
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The elimination process leads to reductions in activities and thus by implementing LEAN in any organization, we can see reductions in following areas of the organization-
And due to reductions in above said areas, we can see consecutive improvements in following arenas-
By using LEAN we are targeting at systematic approach which leads to zero percentage waste. Anything which is of no value to customer is a waste. So that means non-value adding activities can be efficiently eliminated by implementing LEAN in any organization.
To implement LEAN in any organization, its employee’s needs to be upgraded, educated and certified for better understanding and efficiently implementing the processes .Organizations can improve and grow only with the efficient work and support by employees. Some of the major roles (Business Process Manager,Team leaders,Supervisors,Senior managers,general managers,BA’s,Project managers,Quality managers) in organization must have lean understanding and certifications so that organization can implement LEAN on one or more different processes.
LEAN can also be viewed as Improvement method that focuses on reduction of non value adding activities and waste in a business process. With modernization in technologies and business models it is getting crucial more than ever for businesses to focus mainly on productive areas by reducing time taking unproductive activities & processes from the system.
FIVE CORE LEAN PRINCIPLES makes this process of reduction of waste more understandable & beneficial for organizations to implement LEAN.
The Five Core principles of LEAN are-
- Specify Value In the eyes of Customer-
It clearly means to identify and specify the need of the customer, for what customer is willing to pay for.
2. Identify Value stream- To check and identify Value adding or Non-Value adding activities at each step and then proceed for elimination of waste(non – value ads)
3. Make Value Flow at the Pull of customer-Continue the Process with value adding activities and steps.
4. Employee Engagement (To involve, align and empower employee to drive improvements)
5. Enhance Knowledge Continously.
LEAN further helps an organization understand the kind and types of waste it is carrying and by thorogh and systematic study of LEAN principles and method one can actually follow the right productive process leading to reduced unnecessary costs, higher investment returns with very low or minimal wastage of resources and thereby achieving huge customer satisfaction. LEAN therefore improves efficiency of your business by making things scalable.
Because of its principles LEAN is becoming more approachable and applicable to almost all sorts of businesses in almost all industries world-wide-Education,Retail,real estate,IT,Finance, ,manufacturing,mining,healthcare, you just name it and it is there.