How to achieve the seemingly impossible

December 2003
Management Services;Dec2003, Vol. 47 Issue 12, p5
Academic Journal
The article provides advice from a consultant from Scott-Grant on how to improve productivity in a company with a history of steady growth and flexible production systems and accepted a significant contract from a major customer which would boost their sales considerably. The consultant identified that by experience and necessity, management had already a number of things in place that fitted within a Lean culture. However, there was no specific knowledge of Lean principles in the company and that was the key to enabling them to achieve their objectives. A performance improvement strategy was agreed and implemented, requiring very regular progress reviews. An initial training programme of days over a few weeks was devised to ensure that all levels of staff from the executive management team to middle managers to team leaders and supervisors could readily absorb the theory of Lean.


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