LEAN’S LAST RACE? - The way to the next evolution stage in Lean Management
Avoiding waste is the central principle of Lean Management. But in the age of digital abundance, is this still contemporary?
Lean Production has revolutionised industrial manufacturing. Decades later, the potential seems to be exhausted. Time for the next evolutionary step!
The key figure-based evaluation of the manufacturing system is one of the first steps in lean projects. In a ROI project for an automotive manufacturer, it became the central game principle.
A Lean Transformation questions essential principles of the learned leadership behavior. In order to optimize processes in the shop floor, psychological resistance in the Management Board must first be overcome.
Lean production is based on complexity reduction. Where it reaches its limits, industry 4.0 elements can enable new levels of efficiency. This effect can be experienced immediately in a simulation.
On-site management is a central Lean Management instrument. Supported by digital technologies, it becomes a springboard for industry 4.0 deployment in the enterprise.
For complex products with a high variety of variants, stand assembly is still often the method of choice. The example of MAPLAN GmbH shows how things can be different.
When lean projects are rolled out globally, one thing counts above all: speed. Against this background, agile methods enable fast scaling.
Cultural differences between global locations can make it difficult to implement global standards. A ROI project shows how gamification approaches can counteract this.