February 23, 2014

Lean Management by CEOs

Lean is strategic issue. Efficiency is strategic issue. Lean Management is creating value for the customer efficiently. That is the definition of management given by Koontz and O'Donnell. But it is Toyota's manager who really proved by becoming world class company giving great quality at a lower price and beating the great American companies.

If lean is strategic, the CEO must understand it. He has to embrace it. He has to put it into his organization. He has to organize lean production facilities which are mainly cells that can produce multiple products in a continuous flow. He has to organize a lean supply chain. He has to direct his organization to follow lean practices. Of course, he has to ensure the directions and plans are being followed. Control system to ensure lean, value creation and efficiency are there.

There are some CEOs explaining their involvement in successful lean transformations.

Tuesday 18 February 2014

Lean is the Strategy
Art Byrne | 1 January 2013

Interview with Ary Byrne - CEO Lean Implementer
Author of the book - The Lean Turnaround


Value Adding Lean CEO - Presentation by Art Byrne

The Lean CEO Must ‘Lead by Example'
In the book,  The Lean Turnaround, Art Byrne stresses the importance of the Chief  Executive
involvement for lean transformations to be successful.

The Lean CEO Effect
There's a big difference between CEOs who engage in lean and those who simply encourage it.
Oct. 17, 2012
Jonathan Katz | IndustryWeek

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