The Lean Hangover: Why Businesses Still Struggle With Lean Manufacturing and How to Get It Right
One of the most powerful ways businesses have improved their performance over the past two decades has been by moving away from mass production to lean manufacturing. Businesses have adopted the lean way to generate stronger top and bottom line results. But even today, even after what feels like a barrage of training, books, consultants, and everyone chasing lean, there are still way too many businesses that just aren’t getting lean right. And a few of these lean “wannabes” have even damaged their performance to the point that they’ve fallen into a downward spiral directly as a result of their poorly executed lean changeovers.
After nearly a generation of everyone chasing lean manufacturing, why are so many businesses still struggling to get it right?
Having experienced both successful and not-so-successful lean transformations, this is exactly the question Rob Jablonski tackles in The Lean Hangover. Every business leader today wants to run their operations leaner, but too many still don’t understand how to develop the organization that can successfully design, implement and sustain lean manufacturing systems. Jablonski has developed his system of key practices that the winners are using to succeed through the lean transformation and the strugglers are still trying to figure out. Jablonski’s lean lessons provide proven methods for organizing the business to get lean over the learning curve and for avoiding the key pitfalls that can creep up in lean-wannabe businesses to create The Lean Hangover!
The Lean Hangover will help you build a lean, mean business machine!