we need to spread to be successfulin our Lean Implementation efforts
Created by Tom Curtis 2011Blog: www.onimproving.blogspot.comPresentations: on www.slideshare.net/onimproving Email: ideame...
Meme:an idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person toperson within a culture-Merriam-Webster Dictionary www....
The Memes
Respect for PeopleWithout respect for people, Lean progress will not be sustainable. People thinking and improving are a k...
Surface ProblemsIf we do not know what and where theproblems are we cannot correct them.
Seek Flow and Rhythm  Flow is a state that shows issues quickly and    minimizes waste. Rhythm simplifies our planning, ope...
Go and SeeTo understand issues we need to go to where the action takesplace and see things for ourselves. Our ability to u...
Plan Do Check Act         This is our cycle to better. We must practice this everyday in all we do.
Manage VisuallyIf everybody can see and understand it, it becomes simpler   and less effort to manage. This takes upfront ...
Eliminate WasteWaste is the enemy of value. It must be recognized, neutralized, and destroyed. As this is done, wemust ens...
Practice Kaizen    Kaizen is not just an activity, but an attitude andorientation. We all, every employee, must approach o...
Quality in each Step  Quality is not a department or support function. Each employee ensures that they only pass alongqual...
Establish Level Demand  Level Demand is an often overlooked, yet crucial part of Lean. It facilitates stability, rhythm an...
Customer Defines Value   If it is not something the customer will pay for it  is not value creating. Non-value added activi...
Desire Just in TimeJust in Time is the pinnacle of Lean. It should be the goal that all our improvement efforts work towar...
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12 Lean Memes

  1. 1. we need to spread to be successfulin our Lean Implementation efforts
  2. 2. Created by Tom Curtis 2011Blog: www.onimproving.blogspot.comPresentations: on www.slideshare.net/onimproving Email: ideamerchants@gmail.comTwitter: @onimproving
  3. 3. Meme:an idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person toperson within a culture-Merriam-Webster Dictionary www.m-w.com
  4. 4. The Memes
  5. 5. Respect for PeopleWithout respect for people, Lean progress will not be sustainable. People thinking and improving are a key basis for real longterm improvement.
  6. 6. Surface ProblemsIf we do not know what and where theproblems are we cannot correct them.
  7. 7. Seek Flow and Rhythm Flow is a state that shows issues quickly and minimizes waste. Rhythm simplifies our planning, operating, and supporting activities. They must be a constant goal for all involved.
  8. 8. Go and SeeTo understand issues we need to go to where the action takesplace and see things for ourselves. Our ability to understand and help correct will depend on how regularly we are there and the relationships we build and maintain.
  9. 9. Plan Do Check Act This is our cycle to better. We must practice this everyday in all we do.
  10. 10. Manage VisuallyIf everybody can see and understand it, it becomes simpler and less effort to manage. This takes upfront work and iteration, but pays back in tangible and intangible ways.
  11. 11. Eliminate WasteWaste is the enemy of value. It must be recognized, neutralized, and destroyed. As this is done, wemust ensure that we do not create additional waste, strain, or unevenness in our activities.
  12. 12. Practice Kaizen Kaizen is not just an activity, but an attitude andorientation. We all, every employee, must approach ouractivities and assignments with an eye for improvement.
  13. 13. Quality in each Step Quality is not a department or support function. Each employee ensures that they only pass alongquality parts to the following activity. This facilitatescorrection of error in a timely manner at the source.
  14. 14. Establish Level Demand Level Demand is an often overlooked, yet crucial part of Lean. It facilitates stability, rhythm and flow.
  15. 15. Customer Defines Value If it is not something the customer will pay for it is not value creating. Non-value added activities must be minimized to only those truly required.
  16. 16. Desire Just in TimeJust in Time is the pinnacle of Lean. It should be the goal that all our improvement efforts work towards.

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